PROPERTY TAXES AND THE COVID-19 VIRUS By Chris Becker, PresidentC.C. Becker Property Tax Consulting L.L.C. The last thing most people are thinking about during this unprecedented time of upheaval in the world is their property taxes. However, now more than ever is the time to pay close attention and be prepared to take action to
Closer Look Homestead Exemption The homestead exemption is a legal regime to protect the value of the homes of residents from property taxes, creditors, and circumstances that arise from the death of the homeowner’s spouse. Such laws are found in the statutes or the constitution of many of the states in the United States. The
Time to File for Property Tax Exemptions C.C. Becker Property Tax Consulting L.L.C. 2/17/2020 By Chris Becker, President/CEO This article will focus on Homestead Exemptions in Texas but many other states offer similar exemptions and the filing deadlines are similar. If you believe you qualify for a property tax exemption, you should contact your local
Property tax Glossary Ad valorem tax – tax based upon the valueAdministrative appeal – collectively refers to the informal hearing and appraisal review board (ARB) hearing during the property tax appeal process. The administrative appeals must be exhausted before a property owner can file a judicial appeal (lawsuit in state district court).Appeal see protestAppraisal –
Property Taxes and the Importance of Agricultural Special Appraisal Designation By Chris Becker/CC Becker Property Tax Consulting 9/7/2019 Note: This paper is for general information purposes and does not include all aspects of the property tax code. Readers are encouraged to seek professional assistance from qualified personnel before making any decisions or taking any actions
Local governments set tax rates and collect property taxes that are used to provide local services including schools, streets and roads, police and fire protection and many other services. Several types of local governments may tax property. Texas counties and local school districts tax all nonexempt property within their jurisdictions. Cities and special-purpose districts such as hospitals, junior colleges or water districts also may collect certain property taxes.
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Texas Property Tax Code Section 31.01 (a) states: (a) Except as provided by Subsections (f), (i-1), and (k), the assessor for each taxing unit shall prepare and mail a tax bill to each person in whose name the property is listed on the tax roll and to the person’s authorized agent. The assessor shall mail tax bills by October 1 or as soon thereafter as practicable
Property Taxes | Agricultural Special Appraisal Designation | Ag Valuations Although commonly referred to as the “Ag Exemption” in Texas, it is technically a special appraisal based on the “agricultural productivity” of the land. If you don’t understand what these means don’t feel alone, most people don’t until they must deal with it on their own property. There are several types of “special appraisal” in Texas. Much of the information provided here can be found online at the Texas Comptroller of Texas website comptroller.texas.gov. In this issue we will discuss the most common types of agricultural appraisal: