• Property Tax Exemptions for Disabled Veterans - Partial property tax exemptions exist for any property owned by veterans who are disabled, surviving spouses, and surviving children of deceased disabled veterans.  The percentage of the service disability determines the exemption amount.  For veterans with a 100 percent disability and their surviving spouses and for surviving spouses of U.S. armed service members killed in action a 100 percent homestead exemption will apply.

 

  • Property Tax Exemptions - Qualified, Non-profit organizations may be exempt from property taxes provided they apply by a specific date.  Likewise, there are various categories of property that may be exempt.  Examples include certain businesses receiving tax abatements granted by taxing units; ones that ship inventory out of Texas within 175 days; along with improving real property through the construction, installation, or acquisition of pollution control equipment. 

  • Appraisal Notices - An Appraisal notice is usually mailed to each taxpayer in mid-April.  This notice provides a detailed account of the appraisal information that will be used by the taxing units to assess property taxes on the subject property for the year.

  • Homestead Exemptions - A homestead for tax purposes consists of the improvement and land used as the owner’s principle residence on January 1 of the tax year.  If applicable, the homestead exemption will reduce a property's appraised value used in calculating property taxes assessed.

  • Special Appraisal - Land used for timberland production, agricultural purposes or wildlife management can be valued lower than the property's market value for purposes of ad valorem taxation.  This valuation is generally based on the economic utility of land and its productivity valuation as opposed to its market valuation.

  • Property Tax Deferral for Persons Age 65 or Older and Disabled Homeowners - Property owners who are 65 years of age or older, or who are disabled may defer paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes if they sign and file a tax deferral affidavit with the central appraisal district.  Once filed, all taxes are deferred.  This does not mean they are canceled, however.  It just means that as long as the owner qualifies they need not pay the outstanding property tax balance.  Interest continues to accrue at 5 percent per year on the unpaid taxes.

  • Notice of Availability of Electronic Communication - Chief appraisers of a county appraisal district and appraisal review boards may communicate electronically through email or other media with property owners or their designated representatives.  Written agreements are required for notices and other documents to be delivered electronically in place of mailing.

 

  • Protesting Property Appraisal Values – Property owners who disagree with the appraisal district’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s appraisal review board.

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