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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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Property tax reform is the hottest new "it" issue in Austin, although the topic is as old as the legislative loopholes that created an unfair appraisal process favoring commercial properties. Read More

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Most homeowners in Williamson and Travis counties will find their property value increased in 2013, according to data released by the counties’ central appraisal districts in April. Read More

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Harris County is challenging the local appraisal district's valuation of vacant commercial land after a study it commissioned concluded the agency had undervalued those properties by more than 80 percent this year. Read More

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Every year in May, I have to go through the same dreaded procedure at the McLennan County Appraisal District to ask why my property tax values have gone up so much in one year. Yes, I own several properties, so that means I must protest every year. So a couple of weeks ago, I called to get an appointment to talk with an adjuster about several of my properties. My appointment was at 10:30. Read More

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As the Buffalo ISD begins to wind down the 2013-14 school year, the focus of the May 19th board meeting was on end-of-school matters -- with an eye toward the future. Read More

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The capital of Texas is deemed one of the best places to live, work and play. Yet its thriving economy comes with a harsh reality for home owners; high property tax appraisals. Read More

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With many homeowners reeling after opening property appraisals this spring, the Harris County Appraisal District and others are preparing for what could be a record number of protests. Read More

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Seventeen years after buying his home in south Austin, John Maltabes is still happy with the decision. "We loved it, we fell in love with it," said Maltabes. Read More

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