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Property Tax Fees and Penalties


 

This video explains in detail the consequences of not paying property taxes for Texans.

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How the Texas Homestead Tax Cap Works

 

How the Texas Homestead Tax Cap Works: in simple terms.

For homes that are receiving a homestead exemption, which is any property that the owner considers their primary residence, the appraised value may be lower than the property’s market value because of what the law refers to as the “homestead cap.”

Currently the law states that, while a property’s January 1st market value isn’t capped, the property’s appraised value is capped at a maximum increase of 10% from the previous year.

So, let’s say:

  • The market value of someone’s home on Jan 1st is $200,000
  • But, the year prior it was only valued at $170,000.
  • This year’s appraised value would be $187,000, which is an increase of 10% from the previous year.

But in some situations, the value of the home can go down while the appraisal goes up.
Lets pretend that next year, something happens and:

  • The home’s value drops from $200,000 to $190,000.
  • The cap for that year would be $205,700.
  • The appraised value would increase from $187,000 to $190,000.

and taxes would increase even though property value decreased.

To qualify for the cap, the owner must first receive the homestead exemption, then the value must increase more than 10% within a year.

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Tarrant County Property Taxes

Published by Research Editor on September 3rd, 2011 - in Local taxes, Tarrant

Tarrant county outline  and word art saying Tarrant county property taxes

Is your property in Tarrant County? The county’s two websites–Tarrant Appraisal District and Tarrant County–provide a wealth of information that you may find useful:

You can pay your Tarrant County property taxes online. However, there is a convenience fee charged by credit card companies.

Search for your property tax account. You can see your current property tax statement, pay your taxes online, and see the tax history for your property. My home, for example, started with $2,700 in property taxes and peaked in 2008 with $4,200 in property taxes.

Access forms and applications online, including exemption, notice of protest, and rendition forms.

The Tax Estimator Calculator lets you see how your Tarrant county property taxes would change if the value of your house changed, if your exemptions changed, or if you lived in a different city or school district.Payment options. All taxpayers in Tarrant county can choose to play half their taxes before December 1 and the other half by July 1. This is a good option if you are unable to pay the balance by January 31 but do not wish to get a property tax loan.

See the protest process for Tarrant County. While we have a general overview of the protest process on FYPLLC.com, each county has its specific processes.

Tarrant County tax rates for each taxing entity (cities, towns, school districts, college, hospital, and water districts).

Deed history cards. Instead of trekking to downtown Fort Worth to view deed history cards, you can view them online. These show property tax records, ownership, and property history prior to 1984.
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