Property Tax

Jan. 26, 2021

14 Property Tax Warts that Should be ILLEGAL

14 Property Tax Code Proposed Solutions

  1. 0:46 Exemption Improvements
    • Cap taxable value growth on homesteads to 5% maximum increase per year
    • Create a single-family residential exemption capping taxable value growth at 10% per year
  2. 6:23 Improve accessibility to free help
    • Turn "may" into "shall"
    • Sec. 6.16.  ...
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Jan. 19, 2021

Secret Taxes and Shifty Ways You're Getting Gouged by the Tax Man

There are little nuances and loopholes in the law that politicians and taxing entities use to increase your taxes. 

This blog post is a compilation of different concerns people bring to me (in their own words) identifying these issues.

I cannot vouch for the validity of these comments. I ...

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Jan. 12, 2021

Legislative Preview: Addressing Citizens’ Painful Property Tax Bills

Our broken property tax system affects everybody - no matter income level, political party, homeowner, tenant or landlord.

The Texas legislature isn't going to pass anything to help unless you and I let our representatives know what we care about. Everything except property tax is getting attention this year. Thank ...

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Aug. 28, 2020

I Can't Afford My House Payment. What are my options?

 

My tax bill is too high. I can’t afford the house!!!

Here is a list of options to consider...

  1. Reduce your insurance cost. Your house payment likely includes taxes, insurance, principle, and mortgage interest. If your payment has increased, there is a good chance your insurance rates have increased ...
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Aug. 13, 2020

Tax Protest Update

We are at the final stage of this year's tax protest. Everybody's tax protest results will be available soon.

TAD's sent a little yellow postcard with a web address and it means ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! It has caused unnecessary stress and concern to everybody. It was part of ...

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June 10, 2020

Why So Many Protests in Tarrant County

Why So Many Protests in Tarrant County

The number of protests per county have increased dramatically, but why has Tarrant increased so much more than other counties? The issue is gaining attention.

Here are the numbers. This is the percentage increase per county since 2015:

 

"Harris County 11%

Bexar ...

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May 22, 2020

How to Eliminate Property Taxes - Solutions & Ideas to Consider

Protesting is a great idea, but wouldn't it be nice to eliminate the need to pay property taxes?

This link explains a feasible way to eliminate a significant portion of the property taxes: https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2018/06/21170102/Robin-Hood-School-Property-Tax-Belew-Sass-Ginn-Peacock.pdf

 

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May 18, 2020

Property Tax Consultants Chandler Recommends

Every professional tax agent/consultant offers a different level of service and they often specialize in certain property types. The best way to make sure you are getting the tax agent that specializes in the area's most important to you top notch service is to talk with a few ...

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April 17, 2020

County Appraisal Districts in Texas

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Posted in Community, Property Tax
April 17, 2020

Protesting Property Tax Value Without Appearing In Person Using an Affidavit

This year, we have a unique situation in which we don’t want to get around anybody to avoid health risks due to COVID-19. With your property tax protest this year, you may want to utilize an option that most people don’t know anything about.

 

This is the Property Owner ...

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