How To Protest Property Taxes

Here’s a guide to help you protest overvalued property taxes.

Protesting property taxes is always a hot topic around this time of year since this is when people receive the newest assessments of their property values. Many homeowners have seen their property values increase anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000, which has a huge impact on how they’re taxed. Luckily, if your property has been overvalued by your county, you can protest it. Today I’ll discuss how and when to protest your property taxes and cover a few changes to the homestead exemption that you should be aware of.

Follow along in the video above or use the timestamps below to navigate the discussion at your leisure:

0:00 — Introduction

0:54 — Changes to the homestead exemption

2:51 — Your home’s appraised value vs. its assessed value

3:18 — Requesting an evidence package when protesting your taxes

3:49 — Research the central appraisal district’s record card

5:02 — Take pictures of any disrepair or negative influences around your property

6:01 — A form to guide you through the protesting process

6:33 — Wrapping up

If you have any further questions about protesting your property taxes or anything else to do with real estate, give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.

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