A property tax check is one of the biggest checks you might write every year as Texas has the highest property tax rate in the US. Property owners nearly pay more than one-third when compared to the national average. But why? Here are three major reasons listed out that explain why Texas has the highest … Read more
Are you living in Cook county? Then lookout for high property taxes!
Cook county is coming up with new plans to work on their tax codes and reforms to start from scratch! The property tax bills were late because it took a long time to correct the errors in the senior citizen exemptions program. The county assessor identified the problem with the senior citizen exemption program and … Read more
Finding it difficult to pay your property tax bill? Here is what you can do.
Property taxes cost property owners thousands of dollars or even more every year. If the property tax bill is in your hand, and you are worried you can’t pay thousands of dollars, the fear that your property can get sued can make you stressed. There are several options that can help you settle it before … Read more
Spiking property taxes? Here is what you can do about it!
Property taxes are an ad valorem tax that the local government calculates based on the property’s value. The tax amount varies based on the changes in the property’s value. Several reasons impact property taxes and make them go up. Property taxes are based on the state, municipality, or the town’s tax rate as well the … Read more
Property improvements and their impact on property taxes
Property taxes are an ad valorem tax i.e. the tax that the local government calculates based on the assessed value of your property. The property tax amount keeps changing based on the changes in the property value. An extra bedroom or a property renovation could impact how much your future property taxes would be. A … Read more
Top 10 places to settle down after retirement
Are you searching for a serene environment to retire and spend the rest of your days in peace? Then you must definitely consider the tax rates in that particular county or state because you should not waste most of your fine saved savings to disburse on taxes! Here are the top 10 places in which … Read more
DIY – Protest your property appraisal!
Fight the valuation that determines your property tax bill. The season when the Texas property appraisals are out is said to be the magical season where you walk down to your mailbox with a mix of emotions, deep breathe and dare to look at your appraisal. Property taxes are calculated by multiplying an estimate of … Read more
A complete guide on the Texas property tax process
Understanding the basics Property taxes are local taxes that are determined by the local officials. The property tax process starts off with valuing your property, setting your tax rate, and finally collecting your taxes. However, the entire process is governed by Texas law. In Texas, property taxes are a major source of revenue and play … Read more
Is your Texas property tax bill worrying you?
It is a must for every homeowner to make sure that you are not paying too much on property taxes than you ought to pay. But how do you check it and how can you reduce your property tax burden is the big question. Here are two ways to do it. The first way mentioned … Read more
Can a cost segregation study help you reduce your tax burden?
Real estate investors have two options to expense their real estate costs. One is the traditional straight-line method and the other one is the cost segregation method. The second method renders a lot of benefits to real estate investors. This includes accelerated depreciation, decreased taxable income, and an increase in cash flow. After the CARES … Read more