Williamson County Appraisal District announces:
Williamson Central Appraisal District (WCAD) began mailing 222,427 2020 appraisal valuation notices on April 8th, 2020. The Texas Property Tax Code 23.01(a) requires the appraisal of properties as of January 1st prior to the current COVID-19 pandemic.
What does this mean for property owners? WCAD has done everything the law will allow to respond to the current COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- Revalued property as conservatively as possible while staying within the acceptable range allowed by the Comptroller
- Protests based on perceived economic impact of COVID-19 pandemic will not see a reduction in value
- Cancelled the walk-in protest period during the month of April
- Postponing scheduled protest hearings until late May or June
- Improved online protest filing system – you can now upload documentation and/or evidence once your protest has been received and put in our system
Personal Property Rendition Deadline extended until May 15.
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- The Williamson County property tax protest deadline will be May 15 for most property owners.
- Williamson County property owners are encouraged to protest by May 15th deadline.
- When protesting, property owners should request a copy of the Williamson County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package! It is FREE. But YOU MUST file a protest to get a copy of the Williamson County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package.
As of April 18, 2020, many2020 noticed values are available on the Williamson County Appraisal District website.
Williamson County property owners are URGED to file a protest by May 15, 2020.
File your property tax protest now – do not wait to receive your notice of assessed value; it could get lost in the mail.
YOU MUST FILE A 2020 PROTEST TO OBTAIN THE FREE WILLIAMSON COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT HEARING EVIDENCE PACKAGE. The appraisal district will send it to you free by mail: 1) if you file a protest and 2) if you request it.
Property owners are URGED to file a property tax protest by May 15 to guarantee their right to the Williamson County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package. The Williamson County Appraisal District Hearing Evidence Package is FREE and available from the appraisal district.
However, YOU MUST file a property tax protest to obtain your Hearing Evidence Package. It usually contains data to support a reduction in your value!
Frequently Ask Question: Will Covid-19 or $20 Oil Impact Williamson County Property Taxes?
Short answer is NO. Williamson County Appraisal District (WCAD), for purposes of property taxes, will not consider Covid-19 or $20 oil prices, due to the January 1, 2020 valuation date. Williamson Central Appraisal District will give no relief in 2020 for either Covid-19 or $20 oil. To be fair to Williamson Central Appraisal District, they do not have discretion in reducing values for hardship.
Property Owner Notification
Owners of business personal property in Williamson County, Texas are warned that completing the Williamson County Appraisal District form as requested is not a good idea. It will likely cause you to pay double the correct level of property taxes. I feel so strongly about this I wrote the book (What You Need To Know About Personal Property Valuation) listed below and available on Amazon.
Williamson County business owners are warned not to complete the rendition form in the manner requested by the appraisal district. Doing so will roughly double your Business Personal Property (BPP) taxes. For professional assistance in preparing your Williamson County business personal property tax rendition,
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