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Should you accept the ARB value, or appeal it?

Most commercial property owners accept the appraisal review board value.  For example, in 2019, of 382,407 commercial accounts with an ARB hearing, only 16,033 (4.2%) elected to continue to pursue property tax…

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When do you qualify for over-65 homestead exemption?

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You qualify for an over-65 homestead exemption the day you or your spouse turn 65.  Other requirements are you must own the house and it must be your primary residence. Most issues…

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How can the appraisal district raise my home value over 10% in one year?

The maximum increase in a home’s taxable value (aka assessed value) is 10% annually, subject to a few limitations: The 10% cap for houses applies only to houses with a homestead exemption…

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How does the appraisal district value my commercial building?

The appraisal district uses a process called “mass appraisal” to value both houses and commercial property. Their valuation process is much different than the appraisal obtained by the bank for financing. The…

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What can you do if normal appeals fail?

Van Zandt County Appraisal District - How to Protest Property Taxes

Typical appeal Most tax appeals have a reasonable to good resolution.  Between the informal hearing and the appraisal review board, there are two opportunities for reasonable people to review evidence. Atypical Case…

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