Property Tax Protest Time in Texas!
If you own property in Texas, then you probably know you are paying some of the highest property taxes in the country. Since Texas does not have a state income tax, the lion’s share of the State’s money comes from property taxes. Texas has seen property values decline since the nationwide housing market began to drop in 2006. Yet despite lower home and property values, county appraisal districts’ assessments (which determine the value assigned to your property) have increased. That increase is directly related to higher property tax bills for most Texas residences. Challenging your property tax assessment is your right--you can appeal! Because the market value placed on property by the appraisal districts is a matter of judgment and is calculated from evaluations based on mass appraisals, values can be overstated or unequally appraised. The property tax protest process can seem overwhelming! Let our consultants at Fuller & Company prepare precise data figures and a solid presentation to fight for you. We are trained and licensed Property Tax Consultants who will gather and analyze the data and then present it to the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) as your agent.
The filing deadline to PROTEST your property taxes is May 31, 2013!