Category: Comptroller News

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Additional Appraisal Review Board (ARB) Training Location, Livestock Definition, and Property Tax Rules

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: ARB Continuing Education Training Location May 9 The Lubbock Regional Education Service Center has been added to the available telecast locations for returning ARB members’ continuing education training. The telecast is Thursday, May 9. You may register for this location using the registration form on our website. Livestock Definition...

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2013 Public Information or Media Packet

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) announces the publication of the 2013 Appraisal District Information Packet. We have added a new consolidated press release (PDF) combining all press announcements into one release. You may use this combined press release at your discretion. If you have any questions, please feel...

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Updated Property Tax Calendars and MAP Procedures

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: Updated PTAD Calendars The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) updated the Property Tax Calendar and the 2013 Events Calendar. We added a new PTAD Activities and Deadlines Calendar. The Property Tax Calendar shows important property tax deadlines for appraisal districts, taxing units and property owners set forth in the...

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Taxpayer Remedies, Cap Rate for Ag and Timber and ARB Registration Deadline Reminder

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: Property Taxpayer Remedies A revised version is available on our website. Please use this pamphlet. 2013 Capitalization Rates Tax Code Sections 23.53 and 23.74 provide the methods for determining the capitalization (cap) rate used to calculate agricultural and timberland values. The 2013 agriculture land cap rate is 10 percent....

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Ethics for Property Tax Professionals and Where to Find It in the Tax Code Videos

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: We are pleased to announce two new videos available on the Property Tax Assistance Division’s website. “Ethics for Property Tax Professionals” will help property tax professionals navigate complex ethical issues in the property tax industry. “Where to Find It in the Tax Code” is a primer for new appraisal...

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Appraisal Review Board Continuing Education Videos and FAQ

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) posted four new videos for Appraisal Review Board (ARB) Member Continuing Education. All returning ARB members must view these videos as part of their continuing education training. This is in addition to ARB continuing education training provided live and by telecast. PTAD also...

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Open-Space Land Video

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: We are pleased to announce a new video on the Property Tax Assistance Division’s website, “Open-Space Land: What is it and How is it appraised?” This video provides an overview of the legal requirements for appraising open-space land. The video includes a detailed explanation of how to designate land...

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New Classification Guide Video and New Laws Webinar

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: Classification Guide We are pleased to announce a new video on the Property Tax Assistance Division’s website, “2013 Texas Property Tax Assistance Property Classification Guide,” which provides an overview of revisions made to the guide. Significant changes were made to Category D, Category G and the totally exempt property...

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New Exemptions Publication

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) posted the new 2013 Texas Property Tax Exemptions publication on our website (PDF). This publication provides information to appraisal districts, tax offices and property owners about property tax exemptions available to those who qualify. If you have any questions, please feel free to...

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Property Tax Administration Publication

Dear Chief Appraisers and Tax Assessor-Collectors: The Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD) has prepared a summary of its responsibilities and property tax administration. The publication is titled 2013 Texas Property Tax Administration in Texas and is on our website. It provides information to appraisal districts, tax offices and property owners about the property tax system...