Category: Comptroller News

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Save the Date – Property Tax Institute

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: We are excited to announce the date of the 2012 Property Tax Institute that will be held at the J.J. Pickle Research Campus in Austin, Texas. Please mark your calendars for Dec. 11 – 12. The agenda will include topics of interest to appraisal districts and tax offices. To...

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Special Appraisal Manuals

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: As you prepare for the 2013 tax year, special appraisal manuals developed by the Property Tax Assistance Division may be useful to you, including the updated Solar and Wind-Powered Energy Device Exemption Guidelines. In certain cases, a property owner must file an application for a special appraisal of property,...

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Update on Certain Tax Payments

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The gross receipts threshold has been adjusted for installment tax payments on certain business property located in disaster areas pursuant to Tax Code §31.032(h). For more information, please see our website: www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/disaster-areas.html. We have also updated the Penalty and Interest Chart for delinquent property tax payments for 2012. For...

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Proposed Agent Rule, New MAP FAQs and Updated Form

Dear Chief Appraisers: Property Tax Administration Rule §9.3044 Appointment of Agent for Property Taxes was published in the Oct. 12, 2012, Texas Register. The comment period is 30 days from the date of publication of the proposal in the Texas Register. Courtesy copies of the text of the rules are available at the Property Tax...

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Property Classification Guide and Webinar

Dear Chief Appraisers: The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has revised its Property Classification Guide. Revisions were made throughout the guide to address legislative changes and clarify issues. Significant changes were made to Category D, Category G and the totally exempt property category. In addition, clarification of how to categorize parent and adjacent accounts under...

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Tax Code §41.47 Reminder

Dear Chief Appraiser: As a reminder, Tax Code §41.47(c) requires that an order determining protest must state the appraised value of the property as shown in the appraisal records submitted to the appraisal review board, as well as the value(s) determined by the board resulting from an appraised value protest. In addition, each issue protested...

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Upcoming Website Changes and Biennial Property Tax Report

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) is excited to announce upcoming changes to our website. These changes will simplify our home page, make information easier to find and highlight current events occurring in the property tax world. We will announce a launch date of the redesigned website in a...

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Proposed PVS Protest Rules and Classification Guide Webinar

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The following Property Tax Administration Rules were published in the Nov. 9, 2012, Texas Register: §9.4301 Definitions §9.4302 General Provisions §9.4306 Filing a Protest §9.4308 Contents of Petition §9.4309 Insufficient Grounds for Objection §9.4311 Prehearing Exchange and Informal Conference §9.4313 Conduct of Oral Hearing The comment period is 30...

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Withdrawn Comptroller Rule 9.3044 and Attorney General Opinion

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: After receiving numerous comments concerning the proposed rule, a determination was made to postpone consideration of Property Tax Administration Rule §9.3044, Appointment of Agent for Property Taxes. A withdrawal notice for the proposed amendment was filed on Nov. 15 and published in the Nov. 30 issue of the Texas...

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Early 2012 PVS Release, PTI Reminder and ARB Training

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The pre-preliminary release of information about sampled properties for the 2012 Property Value Study (PVS) will be transmitted to appraisal and school districts during the week of Dec. 17. We hope chief appraisers and school superintendents will review the information carefully so that clerical errors can be corrected before...