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Hearing Series: How HCAD Really Treats Flooded Homeowners

Have you ever wondered what happens AFTER you’ve filed your property tax protest? How exactly does the hearing process work, and who makes the ultimate decision on value? As an effort to bring as many answers as possible to property owners, and be as transparent as possible regarding the property tax system, here’s an inside…

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What is a Substantial Error and How Do I Qualify?

sub error appeal

Chances are many owners have not heard of a substantial error appeal before. If the property has a substantial error, then the tax code supports owners to file a late appeal.  Instead of the May 15th deadline, the new deadline would be January 31st of the following year! What is it? Owners may be asking then,…

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Is The Appraisal District Treating Flooded Property Owners Maliciously?

We pose this question to our esteemed readers: Has the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) in Harris County lost its mind? There have been concerns for 25 years surrounding bias at the Appraisal Review Board, but they truly set a new low this week. Why do we think that? After a week of disaster re-appraisal hearings, ARB…

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5 Simple Steps to Property Tax Reduction for Owners of Flooded Property

The fact is: You will be over-taxed for 2018 if you flooded and do not file an appeal, in 95% of cases in my opinion.   Here are 5 Property Tax Reduction Tips for Texas Property Owners Flooded by Hurricane Harvey  Property that has prior flooding and is fully repaired is selling for a 10…

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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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