Category: <span>Our Position</span>

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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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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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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...

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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...

The Facts About Property Taxes
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The Facts About Property Taxes

The Facts About Property Taxes Learn about how Property Taxes impact the State of Texas and our economy. Don’t be mislead by those who would have you think abolition of property taxes in Texas will be good for our economy and the state of the State. Please contact us should you have any questions about...

A “Big Idea” That’s a Bad Idea for Texas
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A “Big Idea” That’s a Bad Idea for Texas

A “Big Idea” That’s a Bad Idea for Texas July 2012 Tax Policy Report by Billy Hamilton Commissioned by Texas Tax TRUTH A policy idea is being shopped around legislatures across the country that may look, on its surface, like a good idea to taxpayers and lawmakers. Call it a “Big Idea” with capital letters...