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7 Strategies to Lower Your Property Taxes

Posted On: December 27, 2017 | Categorized In: Uncategorized

According to a recent analysis from the National Taxpayers Union, as much as 60 percent of the nation’s real estate is over-assessed. That means, if you own business or residential property, there’s a reasonably good chance you’re paying too much in property taxes. There are several reasons for this state of affairs. For one thing, when […]

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Property Tax Increase? What to Do About It.

Posted On: December 19, 2017 | Categorized In: Uncategorized

It’s that time again. Your property taxes are due, but you’ve noticed an unexpected tax increase. If you’re wondering why, here’s how you can find out and some steps you can take to address the changes. Take a Look Around Your Neighborhood First you need to understand that one of the factors in assessing the […]

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Property Taxes – You Have the Legal Right to Appeal Them

Posted On: December 15, 2017 | Categorized In: Uncategorized

No one likes to pay property taxes, and with the possibility of the government ending or limiting the amount you can deduct on your federal tax return, property taxes are more odious than ever. But, even without the federal deduction, there are some things you can do to lower your tax bill, depending on which […]

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Survivor’s Guilt from Harvey? Think Again.

Posted On: December 6, 2017 | Categorized In: Uncategorized

How Houston Created the Perfect Storm for Your 2018 Property Taxes If the City of Houston’s recent actions are any indication, property owners who came away from Harvey unscathed should beware.  For each of the past five years, the City of Houston tax rate has decreased. Year City of Houston Tax Rate (cents per $100 […]

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Advantages of the Texas “Property Owner Rule”

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Property owners often find themselves dissatisfied with the results of an initial protest of their property’s value at the Appraisal District level. It is then necessary to continue the fight and file an appeal in a Texas District Court where the Texas Rules of Evidence kick in.  For many in this boat, it is not […]

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Are Attorney Fees in Property Tax Cases Mandatory or Discretionary

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If I win in court and my property taxes are lowered, is the Appraisal District Required to pay my attorney’s fees? Public policy clearly influenced the legislature to provide for attorney’s fees in property tax valuation cases, in order to discourage taxing agencies from unreasonable taxation efforts, by recognizing the consequences for such efforts. Atascosa […]

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Buying Business Property? Analyze State Taxes Before Closing the Deal

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There are a number of different reasons you may choose to purchase real property (land and buildings) for commercial purposes. It may be a revenue-generating residential property, office space or brick-and-mortar storefront. While the latter are usually leased, some business owners may choose to purchase title to meet business objectives. Analyzing whether buying property is […]

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How to Challenge Your Commercial Property Tax Assessment

Posted On: December 1, 2017 | Categorized In: Uncategorized

Whether you’re running a local business or renting out property, you understand just how costly commercial property taxes can be. Many individuals, whether they own residential or commercial property, simply look at their tax assessment and assume it’s indisputable. After all, everyone has to pay taxes, so it’s not foolish to assume that an assessment […]

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