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 Starting April 4, residents in Travis County will have less time to update their car registration or pay their property taxes at tax offices. Read More

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 Webb County is on the verge of a significant deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, which could potentially mean cuts in spending or worse. Read More

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 An instantly recognizable historical building on North Main Street is expected to soon get some new life with help from a city economic development agreement.  Read More

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 The Circuit of the Americas shaved more than $14 million from its property tax bill over three years after a settlement with the Travis Central Appraisal District reduced the track’s assessed property values during those years, county tax office figures show. Read More 

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 A group of frustrated taxpayers has accused Gaines County’s appraisal office of showing favoritism toward its staff and board of directors. Read More

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 A new report applauds the Texas Legislature for cutting taxes, but says local governments and schools are wiping o

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 Apparently, a lot of Tarrant County homeowners got a break on their property taxes last year and may not have even known about it. Read More

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 Throughout the state of Texas, there are two things taxpayers can all agree on: Property tax bills are too high, and they are growing too quickly. For example, in San Antonio, between 2005 and 2014, city tax levies have grown 55 percent, while median household income has grown only 22 percent. In other words, an average family faces a tax bill that is increasing 2½ times as fast as income. This is unsustainable by any measure. Read More

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 Some area school districts say they were shorted millions of dollars in property tax revenue last year because of computer problems with the Tarrant Appraisal District and hope the software glitch is fixed going into the budget season. Read More

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 Some area school districts say they were shorted millions of dollars in property tax revenue last year because of computer problems with the Tarrant Appraisal District and are hopeful that the software glitch is indeed fixed going into the budget season. Read More

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 It hasn’t received the attention it deserves, yet, but there is a huge fight looming next legislative session over out-of-control property taxes. Read More

 

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Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is gearing up for an exciting new project that will bring public auctions online, making the process faster, easier and more user-friendly. Read More

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Last week’s decision by an independent appraisal review board rejecting a bid by Sandy Creek Energy Associates to cut its Riesel-based coal-fired power plant’s tax appraisal by nearly two-thirds might count for little amid continuing litigation between power-plant owners and the McLennan County Appraisal District. But it’s a symbolic win for the little guy who fulfills his civic duty and pays his property taxes — and then wonders why Big Business often squirms out of doing the same. Read More

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A five-member panel Thursday rejected a request to reduce the Riesel coal-fired power plant’s tax appraisal by nearly two-thirds but voted to roll back the McLennan County Appraisal District’s value. Read More

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A major financial storm is brewing for Milam County – and Luminant is at its center. Read More

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The dispute between Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District (AD) over values at the Sandow Power Plant—which will ultimately affect Rockdale ISD and Milam County taxpayers—appears headed toward a court date. Luminant did not send representatives to appear before the AD’s Appraisal Review Board’s (ARB) scheduled protest hearings Thursday. Read More

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As expected Monday morning, the Appraisal Review Board for the Travis Central Appraisal District effectively accepted the "agreed order" between the city of Austin and TCAD – suspending, for the moment, the city's challenge of TCAD's commercial property valuations. The suspension was essentially a tactical maneuver by Mayor Steve Adler and the city's attorneys, allowing the TCAD certification of the current year's tax rolls to proceed by the statutory end of Aug­ust – but then allowing the city to appeal the ARB decision to state district court, and meanwhile share its discovery information of commercial market prices with TCAD's appraisers. Read More

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Hidalgo County’s chief appraiser went before the county commission this morning. Read More

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House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dennis Bonnen slammed a Senate proposal to give a school property tax break to homeowners Tuesday as he laid it out for his panel's consideration. Read More

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