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What Should You Do When You Receive Your Notices of Assessed Value? – 5 Easy Steps

When you get your appraisal notice that tells you what value your home has been assessed at for the coming year, is that it? You see the appraised value and you are…

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How to be Prepared for A Property Tax Appeal

Many property owners have the option of appeal the increased appraised value of their property so they can try and get a lower tax bill for the year. While you might not…

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Property Tax Payment Deadline: What You Need to Know

The property tax payment deadline is a date that looms large in the lives of property owners in Texas. Missing the deadline is obviously something that you don’t want to do. The…

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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…

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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…

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Mass Appraisal Versus Mess Appraisal

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If you’ve ever wondered how your appraisal district got your value so wrong, watch this quick video of Patrick O’Connor explaining the process the appraisal districts use to “value” Texas real estate….

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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…

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Texas School Funding and the Competing Property Tax Relief

Texas school funding is one of the major causes of concern at the present. A state commission has already been created, which is tasked to come up with suggestions about how public…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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What to Expect with Property Tax Assessment and Tax Rates in 2019

Taxes are always a hot button issue with people around the nation. Of course, property taxes play a major role in the government and economy of the state of Texas. With property…

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Texas Assessments Might Be Low, but the Margin Tax Still Dominates

According to many economists, how a government imposes taxes is just as important as how much it collects.  This is true with the Margin Tax in place. Where Does Texas Rank? 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…

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County Appraisal Districts Are Ignoring The Law in Valuing Flooded Properties

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Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD) is over-taxing flooded property owners by 50 to 100%. HCAD is NOT valuing these flooded properties accurately. They are not following mandatory requirements of the Tax Code…

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Hearing Series: How HCAD Really Treats Flooded Homeowners

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Have you ever wondered what happens AFTER you’ve filed your property tax appeal? How exactly does the hearing process work, and who makes the ultimate decision on value? Here is a detailed…

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4 Steps to Lower Property Taxes

Did you know that lower property taxes is a lot easier than you think? There are only 4 simple steps standing between you and lowering your property taxes to 50 to 80%…

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Texas Needs to Reform Property Tax Laws

Rising property taxes is a hot issue in the race for Governor, yet the essential fix being offered by Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is a decrease in the…

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5 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Property Taxes

As promised, here is my video on the 5 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Property Taxes To The Lowest Possible Level OKAY, I’ll give you them to you here: Snap…

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The Great Property Tax Heist of 2018!

The Great Property Tax Heist of 2018 will net over $2 billion from Texas property owners. And even though laws are being ignored, no one will go to jail.  How can this…

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