What is involved in a property tax appeal?
Steps in a Property Tax Appeal
There are a few steps when appealing your property’s value. This is a condensed list of those steps.
1. First be Sure to File the Protest on Time.
To begin, submit a written protest to the Appraisal District by May 15th.
2. Research Your Property’s Classification.
Second, check out the Appraisal District records. Review the information related to your property. Consider the situation and the details to understand how it is classified. Understand other classifications to compare with your own property.
3. Research the Comparable Sales and Equity in your area.
Then research through the Appraisal District Records. Make note of comparable sales and comparable equity in your neighborhood.
4. Prepare a Presentation.
Target your presentation to address and correct your property’s tax value. Use key comparable sales and comparable equity values to make you case. Include all the organized documents. Understand tax laws at the local, state, and federal levels. Make sure everything is up to date, accurate, clear, and concise.
5. Travel to the Appraisal District.
Wait in the hall to be called for an informal meeting with Appraisal District. Be prepared with an open schedule on that day. It can take hours of waiting before your meeting. Present your case with care.
6. Return to the Appraisal District.
Lastly, if an agreement is not reached at the informal meeting, then return for your formal hearing. The formal hearing is in front of the Appraisal Review Board. You will be sworn in and under oath during the hearing. You will need to present your case again.
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That concludes the steps in a property tax appeal. The professional at Texas Protax have been doing this for over 32 years. Let them do the work for you and you will have a much better chance of success.
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