For The Procrastinators Among Us - It's Tax Time!

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Have you protested your property taxes yet? If not, you're running out of time. The deadline in Dallas County, TX this year is May 22, 2023. You still have time, but not much.Property Tax Protest Deadline 2023

Once the deadline has passed, you *might* be able to get that waived - but you'll have to show you were in the hospital or otherwise unable to file.

So here's an idea for next year: appoint a professional property tax consultant. This will keep you current with appraisal district valuations. They monitor developments at your local appraisal district office and they work to protect the valuation on your home. And - BIG NEWS - they monitor the deadlines so you don't have to!

Companies that do property tax consulting are usually paid on a contingency fee basis - they get a percentage of the taxes they save you.  If they don't get you a reduction in your property tax, they don't get paid by you. To hire a tax consultant, fill out the Texas Comptroller Form 50-162 and submit it. 

Here is a small sample of property tax consultants in Dallas County, but I encourage you to search on your own, too. And you always should consider consulting an attorney.

Want to go through the appeal process on your own? Here's what you need to know. Go to the website, scroll down the Navigation Links sidebar, and select Protest Process.

Let me know how much you get your property taxes reduced!

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Comments (3)

Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

May 22, 2023 03:52 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It can be fruitful to go through the process.  We were able to reduce ur liability once

May 22, 2023 06:01 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

Ray Henson I have mine protested every year. There is compounding effect, so I have reaped the benefit many times over.

May 22, 2023 06:46 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

In California, we have the benefit of Proposition 13 which protects property owners against excessive annual property tax increases. Once the tax value of the property is established at 1% of the purchase price (or assessed value), it cannot be increased more than the inflation rate or 2% per year, whichever is lower.

May 22, 2023 09:38 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417

John Juarez What happens if the owner makes improvements to the house, like an addition? Can the valuation be increased then?

May 23, 2023 06:43 AM
John Juarez

Yes, Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417. If you do something to your house that requires a permit, the assessor is notified and you can expect to get a questionnaire from the assessor asking about details of your improvements. Depending on what is being done, a reassessment that reflects the added value could follow. It happened to me some years back when we did some updating to our kitchen and baths. In my case, there was no re-assessment. 

May 23, 2023 08:22 AM