Archive for October, 2011

MyMoney.gov review: useful index

Published by Research Editor on October 28th, 2011 - in Taxes

MyMoney.gov is a useful index of articles from 22 different federal entities, in an effort to teach the public about important financial topics, including home ownership.

There’s not much information on this federal site about property taxes, since that is a local tax, but there is plenty of information that will be useful to you as a property owner. Some of the more interesting topics include:

In and of itself, mymoney.gov doesn’t have articles of its own, but it is a useful resource for finding financial information relevant to you on other pages. The Life Events tab at the top lists resources by various events, like home ownership, retirement, and natural disasters. The My Resources tab lists resources by attributes like youth, women, military, and non-profits. The Tools tab takes you to a list of links to tools you might find useful, like calculators (like life expectancy and debt payoff calculators), budgeting worksheets, and checklists.

Harris County Property Taxes

Published by Research Editor on October 28th, 2011 - in Harris, Local taxes

Harris County has collected its property tax information on a single website, hcad.org. This website is well organized to help you with your property taxes in Harris County. The Resources tab is probably the best place to start browsing. It lists links within its own website to important pages, like information about protests before the ARB, the tax calendar for Harris County, and homeowners exemptions.

Also of interest on the site:

Dallas County Property Taxes

Published by Research Editor on October 13th, 2011 - in Dallas, Local taxes

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Is your property in Dallas County? The county’s websites provide a wealth of information that you may find useful. The official Dallas County Website, for everyone in Dallas county, covers:

The Dallas Central Appraisal District website has even more information, devoted to property taxes:

Tax Bills Are Heading Your Way

Published by Research Editor on October 3rd, 2011 - in Tax Penalties, Taxes
Today is the day your tax assessor will mail your 2011 property tax bill, according to the state’s property tax calendar.

Will you be able to pay your bill?

If, like most people, there’s financial insecurity in your home or business, there’s no need to default on your property taxes and suffer the drastic penalties. Consider a property tax loan to cover your complete property tax obligations, including interest and fees.

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