Property Tax Protest Deadline ? May 31, 2013
Hello Texas residents. This is a reminder that the general protest deadline for property taxes is May 31, 2013. If the Notice of Appraised Value was mailed after May 1, then the deadline would be thirty (30) days from the date the notice was mailed.
Proper reasons to protest include the following:
(i) disagreement as to the market or appraised value of the property;
(ii) the unequal appraisal of the property;
(iii) the inclusion of the property on the appraisal roll
(iv) the failure to apply exemptions;
(v) qualification of timber or agricultural appraisals;
(vi) taxable status of the property;
(vii) the property is not within a particular taxing jurisdiction;
(viii) ownership of the property;
(ix) change of use of land receiving special appraisal; and
(x) any action taken by the Chief Appraiser, Appraisal District, or Appraisal Review Board that applies to and adversely affects the property.
Property tax protests are informal hearings with the appraisal review board. If dissatisfied, one may appeal the decision of the appraisal review board.
Robert Newton, a Frisco, Texas attorney.