As everyone’s property tax bills start coming in, we are so grateful to have Jennifer Parker, REALTOR® and Licensed Property Tax Consultant, share with us her expertise in this area.
- If you disagree with the new value and want to file a protest with the County, Parker recommends you use the pin on your notice to file your protest electronically. When you are prompted to select your “Reason(s) for protest,” Parker recommends you select both “Incorrect appraised (market) value” AND “Value is unequal compared with other properties.”
- As a reminder, our schools, cities, counties, and other taxing units depend on property tax to fund their operations. This makes it EXTREMELY important that you know what’s going on with the budgets in your county’s various taxing units, because this is where your final tax bill will be determined. To be in the know on those budgets, consider attending hearings for each different taxing unit, which normally happen around September. For more information on your specific county’s taxing units based on your address, and those hearings, head on over to knowyourtaxes.org/local-info/. There you will be able to find your county, type in your address, and get a breakdown of all units, plus find the scheduled hearings. Please note that the updated dates for 2022 might not be listed quite yet, so be sure to check again if you don’t see them.
- Parker knows understanding property taxes can be difficult and urges residents take advantage of the resources created to help. Here are a few websites that are great resources to help answer some questions you may have.
If you have already filed a protest and would like to know more about the process, check out our recent blog Property Protest Tips from an Appraiser here.
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