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Use Restrictions Can Help SAVE You In Taxes…

Most property managers and owners can state their property’s most productive use and reel off a list of potential uses as well. But not all of them know their property’s specific use…

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How to Protect Your Home From Winter Weather

Much to our dismay,  summer is coming to a close. With winter weather approaching in just a few months, now is the time to get your home and yard ready for the…

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How Repairing Your Property Affects Your Home Appraisal

When it comes to owning a home, there are a lot of things to consider besides what kind of house you want and where you want to live. Owning a house means…

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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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How To Read Your Property Tax Bill

Property Tax Bill Explained

How To Read Your Texas Property Tax Bill As a property owner, it is essential to understand how to read a property tax bill.  Doing so will help you learn more about…

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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,…

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Make your voice heard at the special legislative session! Here are the property tax issues:

The special legislative session began on July 18, 2017 and will conclude in 30 days. Property tax reform is not a new concept and many Texans are calling for anywhere from slight…

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Property Tax Reform in 2017 – Is It Possible?

Property tax reform has been on the minds of Texas property owners for years and this year is no exception. In fact, a special session of the Texas Legislature is scheduled to…

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How Should You Prepare For Your Protest Hearing?

The Appraisal Review Board (ARB) will notify you at least 15 days in advance with the date, time and place of your hearing. We recommend that you try to discuss your protest…

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Why is it necessary to protest my commercial property taxes every year?

Do you remember the iconic scene from the movie Network when TV news anchor Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch, says, “I’m mad as h*** and I’m not going to take it…

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How do the county appraisal districts appraise land without appraisers?

Per the Texas Comptroller statistics published on their website for 2015, there were 334 land appraisers at the county appraisal districts to value 12,200,000 parcels. The county appraisal districts have hearings 4…

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Top 4 Things You Need To Bring To Your Hearing

If you filed a protest on your property tax value, then your hearing date is soon approaching. There are four necessary pieces of information you must bring to the hearing to aid…

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Why Do My Commercial Property Taxes Increase Every Year?

That is an excellent question and Texas, unlike many states, tends to revalue property annually to maximize property taxes.  In many states, appraisal districts only revalue every three, five or ten years. …

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Top Ten Property Tax Tips for Homeowners

Make sure you have any homestead tax exemptions for which you qualify. The regular homestead exemption is available to anyone. The requirements are simple: 1) you must own the house on January…

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