Property taxes are a substantial expense for Texas property owners. To reduce this expense, property owners should annually review and consider appealing property taxes. It’s YOUR RIGHT to file a property tax appeal each year.
Texas Appraisal Districts
Every year, as of January 1st, the appraisal districts are tasked with appraising all real and business personal property within their county. In most cases appraisal districts use mass appraisal methods this can cause errors in your value. This is why we recommend an appeal every year. The protest deadline for many Texas property owners is May 15 or 30 days from the date of your notice of assessed value – whichever is later.
Property Tax Consultants, LLC services are available in all 254 Texas Appraisal Districts.
- File a Protest — the process is sometimes laborious and can be painstaking. You may file and represent yourself, or you may engage Property Tax Consultants as your agent to represent you by signing an Appointment of Agent form.
- Informal Hearing with District Appraiser — For many of our clients, we are able to present sufficient evidence to appeal successfully at an informal meeting with the district appraiser.
- Formal Appraisal Review Board Hearing — If needed, Property Tax Consultants, LLC presents documentation to resolve the property tax dispute with the appraisal district’s review board.
- Lawsuit, Arbitration or Mediation — When disputes progress to a lawsuit, arbitration or mediation, our property tax specialists continue to aggressively pursue the appeal.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire Property Tax Consultants, LLC to be my agent?
The advantage of hiring property Tax Consultants, is that you have full-time, experienced professionals, handling the entire process for you, all you have to do is sign up and never miss your opportunity to save money again!
What are the benefits of an over 65 homestead exemption? How does the exemption work?
The most significant benefit is it freezes your current level of ISD (school) property taxes. However, the county, city and MUD are not frozen, meaning they still can be affected. You must file for the exemption between January 1 and April 30 with the appraisal district, once given the exemption you do not need to reapply every year.
What are the benefits of a homestead exemption? How does the exemption work?
You may apply for homestead exemptions on your principal residence between January 1 and April 30. Homestead exemptions remove up to $15,000 from your home’s value for school taxes.