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8 Ways To Get a Property Tax Reduction Instead of an Increase

Your property taxes are due, and there’s another increase. What can you do? Well… quite a lot. Often, property tax has been incorrectly assessed, and when this happens, you’ve got a great chance of getting it reduced by following these easy steps. Review Your Property Tax Card Your property tax card can tell you a lot about […]

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Do You Need a Property Tax Attorney or Consultant?

Property taxes for commercial, industrial and high-end residential properties are a major expense and are based on various types of tax assessments. The assessment takes into account a large number of factors, each of which is subject to interpretation. There are laws, regulations and procedures for filing tax protests and a system of appeals that […]

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Benefits of Protesting Your Property Taxes

Property tax appraisals and assessments are an unending source of confusion and misinterpretation. Many commercial, industrial and high-end residential property owners assume the local government appraisers use fair and uniform methods for determining property value, and in fact, they may try to do so via computer programs that take bias out of decision-making. However, the […]

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How to Protect Industrial Property Taxes from Market Fluctuations

The last decade has shown that the market can sink into a recession just as quickly as it can recover. Property owners typically feel these fluctuations more than others since everything from the stock market to revised industrial property taxes can affect real estate values. If you own industrial property, it’s unfortunately far more vulnerable […]

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7 Strategies to Lower Your Property Taxes

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.

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

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.

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”

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

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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