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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....

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TAPTP Equity Position

The tax man cometh and he wants more of your money By Paul Pennington The tax man thinks he needs to raise your property taxes.  We disagree. A battle is raging in the media, the courts and the legislature over the fate of Texas’ historic equity law, which allows the owners of all properties, residential...

Commercial properties struggle to keep up with property taxes
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Commercial properties struggle to keep up with property taxes

Commercial properties struggle to keep up with property taxes As posted on KFOX14.com. By: Genevieve Curtis EL PASO, Texas – Many El Pasoans are convinced they’re paying more in property taxes than their properties are worth. One of those reasons is inconsistent property assessments. City leaders want the state of Texas to take a closer...