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Homeowners should be receiving their county property appraisals
soon, if they haven’t already (Travis appraisal notices on way). If you feel your home valuation is too high, here are
some tips forProtesting Your Tax Appraisal, and a link to the process:Appraisal Protests & Appeals. Or, you can simply call one of the many tax protest
companies and have them handle the protest for you. They only charge if
they are able to save you on your tax bill and even then, their fee is a
portion of what they save you on your property tax bill. If they don't
save you any money, you don't pay. I currently useTexas Tax Protestfor my rental properties and home. Even as a Realtor with
access to all the data needed to protest my taxes, I felt that my time is best
spent helping my clients vs. dealing with all that is required to save some tax
money. Another company you can use isO'Connor Tax Reduction.
forget: You have a limited time (usually the middle of May) to submit a
Speaking of taxes, a common complaint in Texas is our high property taxes.
However, when you consider the fact that we don’t have a state
personal income tax (1 of only 7
states) and look at the overall tax burden to citizens by state, Texas fares well
at #29:2023’s Tax Burden by State.