Texas

Travis County Chief Appraiser Marya Crigler has jumped into the

debate over how to fix the state’s appraisal system, joining a chorus of

critics who say the system is unfairly weighted toward commercial

property owners.

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Recent litigation against the Central Appraisal District by the Outlet Shoppes of El Paso has left the Canutillo Independent School District paying back more than a million dollars. Read More

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Denton County and many of its cities and school districts saw growth of 10 percent or more in their tax rolls this year, according to certified totals released by the Denton Central Appraisal District. Read More

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The Central Appraisal district -- one of the most-criticized agencies in El Paso -- has taken its share of shots for the way it values our properties. Read More

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Following a 45-minute executive session with County Attorney Jim Tirey, Hale County commissioners on Monday approved Tri Global Energy’s tax abatement application on its Hale Community Energy Project. Read More

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From the publisher

28 Jul 2014

Nothing gets El Paso property owners more fired up than property valuations and the Central Appraisal District. Read More

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"As politicians pitch reforms for Texas’ property tax system, the Travis Central Appraisal District is preparing to air its own list of more than a dozen proposed fixes that range from amending key provisions in state law to changing the way appraisal notices are written." Read More

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The Travis Central Appraisal District has requested an unprecedented boost of $2.9 million in next year’s budget to scrutinize the agency’s appraisals for accuracy and to mount a stronger defense against commercial property owners who challenge their tax bill. Read More

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The loss of $65 million of taxable value from Luminant won't cripple Milam County's budget this year, thanks to mineral interests that are starting to pay off, county officials said. Read More

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A dispute over the appraised value of Luminant Energy's operations in Milam County could spell trouble as county commissioners and Rockdale school officials begin to plan 2015 budgets. Read More

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The difference between residential and commercial assessments in New York City will likely grow as the City Council adopted Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget June 25. Although de Blasio and several council members stated that the budget will not raise taxes, critics are calling that semantics, saying that although tax rates will not increase, taxpayers’ bills will. Because the overall value of city property rose 6 percent from the prior fiscal year, actual tax liability will increase, even if rates do not, notes Capital New York. Commercial properties are expected to be hit much harder than residential properties under the new budget. Read More

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The Three Legged Monkey, the once-popular bar owned by city representative candidate Michael Armstrong, owes nearly $8,800 in property taxes, El Paso Consolidated Tax Office records show. Read More 

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After almost 30 years in the same location, officials with the Montgomery Central Appraisal District got the green light to move forward with a $4 million expansion of the existing building to better serve the residents. Read More

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Property owners in the city of Presidio now have until July 8 to file for a protest over the 2014 preliminary property values, according to Presidio County Appraisal District (PCAD) Chief Appraiser Cynthia Ramirez. Read More

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A State Law passed in September can help out Webb County residents who are behind on their property taxes. Read More

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Taxing entities across Kerr County won't receive updated property valuations by a state-mandated July 25 deadline because of this city's challenge to appraisals of commercial properties, the chief appraiser said Wednesday. Read More

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Homeowners in Grayson County are up in arms over the Appraisal District's valuation of their properties. Read More

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Residents will get an extra 2 percent on their homestead exemption when it comes to paying their property tax bills next year. Read More

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Last month property owners in Presidio County received preliminary notices of re-appraised values on their property. This was part of a sweeping reassessment ordered by the county’s Appraisal District to correct years of imbalance. For example, one home that was appraised at $90,000 had a sale value of $900,000. Read More

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Travis County Commissioners this afternoon opted against waging a protest with the appraisal district over the 2014 commercial property tax roll. Instead, commissioners voted to study the appraisal process and work with the Legislature to try to resolve property tax inequities. Read More

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