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HCAD vs Flooded Property Owners Continues…

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Attention Harris County residents that were flooded due to Harvey: Harris County just sent out a press release concerning your 2019 property taxes. In THIS article from the Houston Chronicle, Harris County…

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Will Heart Attacks Spike As Owners See 2019 Property Tax Assessments?

Property taxes are a significant source of funds for state and local governments. Over the past decade, property tax rates all over the country have been steadily rising, and experts predict that…

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What You Need to Know about the Rollback Rate on Property Taxes

If you’re keeping up with the news, then you would’ve heard about the cap or rollback rate on property taxes. Just this year, the state of Texas and its property tax committee…

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Things to Remember about the New Property Tax Policy

Since the past year, Texas governor Greg Abbott proposed a Property Tax Policy that would cap the annual property tax revenue at 2.5 percent. The bill came about when property owners were…

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Texas Property Taxes More Than Tripled In 20 Years, Lawmakers Eyeing Property Tax Reform

Property tax revenues in the state of Texas jumped from approximately $19 billion to nearly $60 billion in two decades, state records show. The property tax rate imposed in Texas is one…

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Should Property Tax be capped at 2.5% annually?

On January 16, 2018, a Property Tax Policy was proposed by Texas governor Greg Abbott which sparked a long discussion on how this would affect local government institutions and the residents of…

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How the Pending Tax Reform is Affecting Current Tax Rates

The state of Texas has recently approved the property tax reform created by Gov. Greg Abbott, which was proposed sometime last year. This means that most homeowners residing in Texas will get…

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HCAD increased the value of many houses by 20% or more!

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You’re likely scratching your head when it’s time to pay your property tax. This is mandatory and should be paid by everyone who owns taxable properties. It doesn’t matter whether you own…

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3 Ways to Lower Your Property Tax

Taxes that you pay every year helps your community grow, as it funds your local schools and government. However, the increase may affect you greatly as homeowners are estimated to pay around…

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Texas Property Tax Deadline Changes in 2018

Attention Texas Property Owners! For the first time in almost 40 years, the deadline in Texas to render personal property and to file an appeal has CHANGED with little notice to taxpayers….

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Omitted Property: What Is the Impact of 5 Years of Back Property Taxes and Interest?

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Paying property taxes is the bane of every property owner in Texas. No one likes to do it, but the state and local agencies require property tax payments on any property that…

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Why no One is to Blame for Rising Property Taxes

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The three key players in the Texas property tax system include the appraisal districts, tax entities, and politicians in the legislature. Rising property taxes have been a source of frustration and discomfort…

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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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Rising Property Tax Protests in Harris County Appraisal District

When governments vie for a gush in revenue flows, property owners choke at big tax bills. What they do to save budgets may sound prolific for municipalities and school districts to ease…

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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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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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