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The deadline in Texas is the later of May 31, or 30 days after the appraisal district sends the notice of assessed value.
Please contact us if you have a question about another specific property tax deadline.
The property tax system in Texas consists of three main parts:
The property tax year can be broken down into four main parts:
Unequal appraisal occurs when similar properties are assessed differently, and is a common argument made by the protesting party in appeal hearings.
Section 41.43 of the Texas Property Tax Code provides the basis for an appeal on unequal appraisal and is as follows:
“a protest on the ground of unequal appraisal of property shall be determined in favor of the protesting party unless the appraisal district establishes that: the appraised value of the property is equal to or less than the median appraised value of a reasonable number of comparable properties appropriately adjusted.”
Yes. Section 41.411 addresses the issue “Failure to Receive Notice” and allows for a protest to be filed:
§ 41.411. PROTEST OF FAILURE TO GIVE NOTICE. (a) A property owner is entitled to protest before the appraisal review board the failure of the chief appraiser or the appraisal review board to provide or deliver any notice to which the property owner is entitled. (b) If failure to provide or deliver the notice is established, the appraisal review board shall determine a protest made by the property owner on any other grounds of protest authorized by this title relating to the property to which the notice applies. (c) A property owner who protests as provided by this section must comply with the payment requirements of Section 42.08 or he forfeits his right to a final determination of his protest.
“Market value” represents what the appraisal district believes your home could be sold for on the open market as of January 1.
“Appraised value” is the actual amount that taxes are levied against to determine how much you pay in property taxes. The appraised value is less than the market value in the event that an appraisal cap limit annual valuation increases to a maximum of 10%.