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Do You Have to Pay Property Tax on a Leased Vehicle?

In Texas, all property is considered taxable, unless it is exempt by state or federal law.  Does that mean you have to pay property tax on a leased vehicle? Leased Vehicles for Personal Use Leased vehicles produce income for the leasing company and are in turn,  taxable to the leasing company.  In many leasing contracts,…

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Property Tax Appraisal Basics

It’s important to have a foundation of the property tax basics before you file a property tax appeal. Property taxes are local taxes. Your local officials value your property, set your tax rates and collect your taxes. However, state law governs how the process works. You can play an effective role in the process if…

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Texas’ School Finance Reforms: Lawmakers Deliberate ahead of 2019 Session

Currently, the state of Texas is facing an issue that has given educators and lawmakers sleepless nights: school finance reforms. Again, lawmakers are looking to deliberate further on this matter in their upcoming January session. Lawmakers and educator agree the system used to fund public schools in Texas needs an overhaul. However, for a while,…

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Texas School Funding and the Competing Property Tax Relief

The Texas school funding system is amongst the major causes of concern in at present. A state commission has already been created, which is tasked to come up with suggestions about how the public education’s funds can be increased systematically. Currently, Texas is ranked 36th in terms of education spending, with the National Education Association…

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These Are The Top 10 Property Taxpayers In Chippewa County

In Chippewa County, the biggest property taxpayers include Walmart, a petroleum and natural gas exploration company, a health care system, family-owned footwear and general merchandise company, and a sand mine. Below are the top 10 property taxpayers of Chippewa County, Wisconsin, with data from the county treasurer’s office, by way of the Chippewa Herald. EOG…

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Property Tax Questions in Ector County, Texas

It’s the season for going over your property tax bills. Anita Campbell, Chief Appraiser for the Ector County Appraisal District in Texas and Odessa American columnist, has the answers to some of the most common concerns about property taxes, tax statements, and exemptions. Receiving your 2018 property tax statement By now, you should have your…

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Property Owners To Receive Requests To Reapply For 1-D-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal

The Chief Appraiser of the Atascosa Central Appraisal District in Texas has announced that some property owners should expect to receive a letter requesting an update on information for their 1-D-1 (Open Space) Agricultural Use Appraisal. Updating information on Agricultural Use Appraisal According to the Pleasanton Express, Chief Appraiser for the Atascosa Central Appraisal District…

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PGA of America Is Moving Its Headquarters From Palm Beach To Frisco, Texas

The Professional Golfer’s Association of America (PGA) is leaving its headquarters in Palm Beach County, Florida and moving to Frisco, Texas, Time’s #1 “Best Place to Live in America” for 2018. According to the PGA of America, the move is part of an innovative public-private partnership between the association and the City of Frisco. The…

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Do YOU Know What The Taxpayer Liaison Officer Does?

The primary duty of the Taxpayer Liaison Officer (TLO) is to resolve conflicts between the appraisal district and the taxpayers. Important responsibilities associated with the Taxpayer Liaison Officer are: Professional treatment to clients/parties The Taxpayer Liaison Officer reports directly to the appraisal district’s board of directors and not to the chief appraiser. Their primary role…

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The History of Unequal Appraisal and What That Means for YOU!

Do you know what Unequal Appraisal is and how it can help you in your fight for fair taxes? *Its ok! We didn’t either at first! 🙂 Background of Unequal Appraisal During the 1997 legislative session, major changes were made to the Texas Property Tax Code. One of the reforms was the right to appeal…

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Property Taxpayers BILL OF RIGHTS!

The Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights in Texas – Do you know your rights as a taxpayer?? Did you know that you had rights as a property owner?? According to the Texas Comptroller, there are 12 basic RIGHTS that you are entitled to. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to equal and uniform taxation. YOU HAVE THE RIGHT to ensure that your…

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