Author: TAPTP Organization (TAPTP Organization)

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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...

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Equal and Uniform Taxation by TAPTP

Equal and Uniform Taxation By the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals There has been an avalanche of media stories reporting perceived problems with the constitutional requirement and current laws for equal and uniform taxation (E&U). As a result, two major organizations have emerged to debate this issue. Real Values for Texas (RVT) is a...

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Texas Agricultural Use Land Ruling, San Antonio Fourth Court of Appeals

Download pdf of the original article.  HARRISON & DUNCAN PLLC January 29, 2015 To:       Owners and Those Representing Owners of Developable Texas Agricultural Use Land Re:       San Antonio Fourth Court of Appeals ruling in Bexar Appraisal District v. Sivage Investments, Ltd. et. al., (Case No’s Nos. 04-14-00227-CV, 04-14-00228-CV, 04-14-00229-CV and 04-14-00230-CV (consolidated for appeal)...

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TAPTP Tax Equality for All – (video and petition)

Please join the TAPTP Tax Equality for All campaign by signing our petition at Change.org. [pb_vidembed title=”Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals (TAPTP) Tax Equality for All” caption=”Tax Equality for All Campaign” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjc8CwjZF5c” type=”yt” w=”480″ h=”385″ autoplay=”true”]  

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Texas Property Tax Code – Section 42.26

Texas Property Tax Code – Section 42.26 By Dan Donovan, Geary, Porter & Donovan, P.C The Texas Constitution provides that taxation shall be equal and uniform. Section 42.26 (a) of the Texas Property Tax Code sets forth the “Remedy for Unequal Appraisal”. A property owner is entitled to relief on the ground that a property...

It’s good to be a Texan during tax season
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It’s good to be a Texan during tax season

It’s good to be a Texan during tax season: Lone Star State ranks low in annual tax bill As Posted on http://houston.culturemap.com By Katie Friel The April 15 deadline to file taxes is just a few weeks away, meaning many Americans are about to hand over a big chunk of change to the federal government....