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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Property taxes, the single largest revenue source for local governments, are ratified, collected, and spent almost entirely at the municipal level.
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the state with the lowest property tax was a major surprise to me - one i would have never guessed...

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Owners Rush to Prepay Property Taxes Before Losing Benefits

Owners Rush to Prepay Property Taxes Before Losing Benefits | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
With tax reform signed into law, homeowners in areas with high property taxes are scrambling to prepay their 2018 tax bill in order to take advantage of deductions that will be severely curtailed once the legislation takes effect Jan. 1.
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sharing this today - but any questions should be directed to your tax accountant BEFORE THE 31ST...

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Fort Bend Central Appraisal District under fire after blacklist becomes public

Fort Bend Central Appraisal District under fire after blacklist becomes public | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
It's been a week of damage control for the Fort Bend Central Appraisal District because of a list of blacklisted arbitrators that became public last week. 
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Stacking the deck should go away!

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Prepaying Your Property Taxes? I.R.S. Cautions It Might Not Pay Off

Prepaying Your Property Taxes? I.R.S. Cautions It Might Not Pay Off | SAN ANTONIO HOMES TODAY | Scoop.it
Homeowners have raced to prepay property taxes before the new tax law takes effect. But in new guidance, the I.R.S. said the strategy wouldn’t work in many cases.
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and this followup post is why we suggest talking it over with your tax accountant...

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Ask Stacy: How Can I Fight My Property Taxes?

This reader thinks her property taxes are too high and wants to appeal her assessment. I’ve been successful challenging mine in two different cities.
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and, in Texas I have set up a Public Information site showing you how it is done (please do not contact me for more information as I am a Property Tax Arbitrator for Texas and I cannot advise you)...

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http://texastaxarbitration.com/

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Texas Tax Arbitration

As of Jan. 1, 2006, the Texas Legislature authorized a new, less-expensive, option for taxpayers who are not satisfied with the decision rendered by the Appraisal Review Board. It is called Binding...
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just sharing a reminder folks......

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