TAPTP brings together property tax professionals who have in common the desire to address matters of mutual concern. A cohesive association is much more able to learn about, define, and articulate issues and positions than one person or company acting alone.
An Association can be no greater than the sum if its individual parts. In order to establish strength as an association, recruiting members with a wide variety of experience is an essential aspect of TAPTP and the benefits of membership in the Association are easily recognized.
- The Appeal – Prior to our participation in Social Media, the newsletter was issued four times a year, as well as special bulletins to keep you up to date on what is happening within the profession. You will now find this at Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter
- Continuing Education Courses and Pre-Licensing Education approved by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for continuing education credit, credit toward Senior Property Tax Consultant upgrade and for first-time licenses.
- Annual Conferences bring together members and prominent speakers for a broad range of topics. The format provides for the sharing and discussion of common interests and problems faced by property tax professionals.
- Legislative Alerts, the latest status of proposed legislation, bills of interest to consultants, and TDLR rules and regulations changes.
TAPTP’s website provides timely information for members and the general public. Regularly visit the website for current reports on TAPTP’s recent or upcoming activities, links to Texas legislature and member web sites.
In order to ensure the Association runs smoothly and with the greatest benefit to members, TAPTP’s standing committees focus on different aspects of the Association’s business. These committees include: Bylaws, Education, Conference, Ethics, Legislative, TDLR Liaison, Membership, and Board of Directors Nominations.
- Regular Membership – Must be at least 21 years of age and employed on a full time basis (except for time spent in management of property owned by self or family) in the profession of property tax management for other than governmental entities and those employed by such entities. First membership of each company/business. The right to vote is extended to one Regular Member per firm, corporation, or business.
- Associate Membership – Employed by an entity with a voting member, but unable to meet the employment required of Regular Membership or an employee, owner, or officer of a company supplying services to property tax consultants.
- Retired Membership – Any member who served as President of the Association but no longer qualifies for membership due to retirement or termination of employment. Membership in this category requires Board of Directors approval.
*Dues to the Association are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. A portion of dues, however, is not deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense, to the extent that the Association engages in lobbying. The non-deductible portion of your dues is 50%.