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New Legislation Affecting Property Tax Procedures by William G. Noe

TAPTP Membership, It pays to be a member of TAPTP.  One of the benefits of TAPTP membership is the active participation of the Government Relations Committee before the Texas Legislature to protect our industry, ensure the continuation of the property tax profession and your business.  Lorri Michel, as the Chair of the Government Relations Committee,...

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City’s appraisal lawsuit misses the mark by Joseph M. Harrison IV

In the Austin Challenge, City’s Actions Speak Louder than its Words (Austin Business Journal) By:  Joseph M. Harrison IV with Harrison Michel & Gray, LLP Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s September 15 “TribTalk” piece is entitled “Appraisal lawsuit about fairness, not revenue.” But while his sound bites claim that the City sued to help homeowners, the...

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A Texas Challenge by Paul Pennington

A Texas Challenge By Paul Pennington The City of Austin has found a way to incorporate the slogan “keep Austin weird” into Travis County’s property tax system by challenging the 2015 commercial tax roll. Specifically, the City challenged Travis County Appraisal District’s (TCAD) valuations for the categories of F1 Commercial Real Properties (office, retail and...

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Property Tax – Protest & Appeal by Charles E. Gilliland

Property Tax – Protest & Appeal by Charles E. Gilliland A Reprint from Tierra Grande magazine, April 2014, Publication 2062, Posted on Real Estate Center. n Texas, county appraisal districts determine the value of each taxable property. The annual cycle begins with the district devising an appraised value designed to serve as the basis for...