Property Tax Talk: Benefits of Owning a Second Home

Have you considered purchasing a second home? Well, with mortgage interest rates at a major low, right now is a great time to do so. Whether you want to use it as a rental property, a place you can escape to on the weekends with your family, or a combination of both, owning a second home has many benefits. However, …

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Property Tax News: Texas Ranks Fifth of U.S. States with Highest Property Tax Burdens

In Texas, we do everything big. That’s our state’s motto, and we stick by it… even when it comes to property tax burdens. This year, Texas ranked as the fifth highest state with the biggest tax burden. In front of the Lone Star State is Illinois, New York, New Hampshire, and New Jersey. According to CoreLogic, the leading provider of …

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What to Do After You Have Received Your Proposed Property Value

Although many associate the spring with tax season, the summer is the time when you will get your 2016 Notice of Proposed Value for your real estate property. While property taxes aren’t something that requires days of work to analyze, it is best to set aside a little time to go over your taxes and figure out whether you need …

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3 Steps to Choosing the Best Property Tax Consultant

The summer is just about over and we have officially completed more than half of the year. Soon, Labor Day will have come and gone, and so will Thanksgiving and the holiday season too. And before we know it, it’ll be tax time again. Believe it or not, this time of the year is the perfect time to create a …

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Rental Property Tax Deductions

A rental property offers the opportunity to gain significant income over time that is particularly valuable. One of the important responsibilities of a homeowner is knowing what expenses can and cannot be taken off the taxes through tax deductions. A full understanding of these deductions, as well as assistance from property tax consultants, will ensure you don’t pay any more …

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Get to Know Your Texas Property Tax Assessment

The time has come for homeowners to start receiving their Texas property tax assessment. This little document is very important when it comes to calculating your property tax bill as well as budgeting accordingly. If you are a new homeowner and need a better understanding of your assessment or property tax consulting, this blog is for you. So let’s start …

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Failure to Pay Texas Ad Valorem Taxes

Tax season is a busy time of the year for taxpayers. You have to deal with tax obligations like income tax, business tax, and personal property tax, too. While in Texas, we do not have state property tax, we do have what is called Ad Valorem Taxes. What are Ad Valorem Taxes? Ad valorem tax is calculated as a percent …

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How to Appeal My Property Taxes in Texas?

Property Tax season in Texas is in full swing, and if you’ve seen the news, you have probably seen that Texas had made headlines lately. Recent reports say that Texas has one of the highest personal tax rates in the country. In fact, Bexar County’s Tax Assessor-Collector stated the county’s property tax revenues increased by 12 percent between 2014 and …

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In-Depth Guide to Property Taxes in Texas

Like other states, Texas has many rules, regulations, and deadlines for property taxes which come from the state’s constitution, as well as laws passed by the state legislature. If you pay property taxes in Texas, knowing these rules, dates, and laws can help you understand your rights as a taxpayer and property owner.   Five Constitutional Rules: How the System …

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Property Tax Law Deadlines & Calendar

Your deadlines for paying Texas property taxes differs from the dates required for other taxes like federal income taxes. It’s essential to be aware of your property tax deadlines so you don’t put yourself at risk for penalties, fees, and interest levied by the state for late payments. Essential Texas Property Tax Dates in January The first month of the …

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