Property Tax Exemption

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One Texan’s Exemption is Another Texan’s Increased Burden

A reprieve from taxes, however significant, is always welcome news for Texas taxpayers, well… at least for the ones that directly benefit from that reprieve. At a recent Senate Finance Committee hearing, State Sen. Charles Schwertner (R-Georgetown) inquired about the…

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Property Tax Propositions Pass, But Will They Make a Difference?

Saturday, Texas voters took to the polls to consider two statewide constitutional propositions, local elected offices, and various bond proposals. As the results came in, there appeared to be some very promising news for conservatives, especially in school board elections…

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Texans Prepare to Protest Property Appraisals

If you are a Texas property ‘owner’ it is likely you have already received your property appraisal this week from your county’s appraisal district. Many Texans are reporting higher than expected appraisals, which almost assuredly translates to an increased property…

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May Property Tax Propositions: A Slap In Texans’ Faces

Taxpayers all over the state of Texas report being crushed under the weight of sky-high property taxes, rising appraisals, and nearly double-digit inflation. You would not know this however if you only listened to lawmakers in Austin who drone on…

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Abbott Sets Special Election for Property Tax Trinket Propositions

On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, May 7, 2022 as a special election day for two proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that resulted from the saga surrounding the issue of property tax relief in…

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Does SB 1 Provide Significant Tax Relief For Texans?

After Governor Abbott added property tax relief to the special agenda items list, property tax relief has once again taken center stage in the current special session. The only bill that has made any movement is SB 1 by Senator…

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Will TXLEGE Decide To Patch The Leak, Instead of Eliminate It?

Recently the groundswell of conservative voices demanding property tax elimination has reached all-time highs. The last two special sessions have not delivered the results for property tax relief that taxpayers have demanded. Property taxes have risen more than 181% in…