The property tax appeal process is the taxpayer's way of ensuring a checks and balance system is working in the place it has the most impact: locally. The appraisal district holds an enormous amount of power, and without the appeal process, this power can run rampant, unchecked. The only threat to this power is the voice of the taxpayer, through protest and voting in local elections.
As landowners, it is our duty to ensure that land rights are protected, and that property taxes do not become so oppressive that they become a rent on an asset that is already owned. The founding fathers of this nation established in our constitution these land rights and it is our duty protect those rights. If we don't, who will?
Proposed tax values for each year are released at the middle to end of April. The taxpayer typically has 30 days to file a protest for this value. Hearings on the protest occur between mid May and mid July.
Preston Bend can take care of your entire appeal process. We charge on a contingency fee basis of 40% of the tax bill savings (after exemptions), which makes appealing your property tax value risk free. You only pay if a reduction is obtained.
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