We believe that our clients should have to do the least amount of work possible – that’s why you hired professionals!
Once you sign up with us, we take care of everything. We will file the protest, do the research on your property, and attend the hearing on your behalf.
If you have any information about your property that you want your agent to review, you can send it to us by filling out our Request for Information. You will receive the questionnaire by email shortly after your account is activated, then annually in February or March. It gives you the opportunity to let your agent know anything about your property that you think could help lower the value. You can also email any information, documents, photographs, or questions to email@example.com.
The questionnaire is optional so if you don’t have any information to add, no worries – your agent will prepare their own research for the hearing! Agents won’t typically reach out to clients unless there is something specific that they have questions about.
Hearings begin in April and continue through August. Your agent attends hearings at the Appraisal District during the day so they can be tough to get in touch with during normal business hours. We do have licensed property tax consultants working in our office who you can talk to while your agent is in hearings if you have any questions or concerns.
You should receive the results of your hearing by email usually the next business day after it is held. You can check the status of your protest at any time by logging into your client portal account here. The portal also allows you to upload photos and documents, update your contact information, or pay your bill online.Read More
Short answer: May 15th.
The deadline to file a protest each year is May 15th or 30 days after you receive your Notice of Appraised Value – whichever is LATER. That means if you received your Notice of Appraised Value by April 15th, you have until May 15th to file a protest – even if there is an earlier “deadline” printed on your Notice of Appraised Value.
Some Appraisal Districts print misleading “deadlines” in order to get people to file protests earlier and to discourage people from filing after a certain date. State law requires that those districts accept all protests filed by the actual May 15th deadline.
If you received your Notice of Appraised Value after April 15th, you have 30 days from the date on your Notice to file a protest. The deadline to file a protest for a Notice received on May 15th is June 14th, etc.
If you have any questions about your deadline, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 512-339-6671.
Post edited on 12/13/2017 to reflect the change in protest deadline from May 31st to May 15th starting in the 2018 tax year.Read More