Property Tax Law

Demystifying Property Taxes For Landowning Texans

An effective property tax program is one that is well-conceived, planned and executed. A successful property tax program is backed by the force of litigation, when necessary to achieve the desired results. A successful property tax program is tailored to a client’s unique circumstances and business model. Experience achieves results.

For a quarter century now, the Fort Worth-based lawyers of Myers Shaw, Attorneys at Law, have fought for fair and equal values for owners of businesses and property subject to assessment for ad valorem taxes. Our firm and its attorneys are highly regarded, and they have garnered such recognition as an AV Preeminent* rating in 2020 through Martindale-Hubbell and selection to Rising Stars in 2020.

How The Property Tax System Affects You

In Texas, the property tax system consists of three parts: 1) the appraisal district, 2) the appraisal review board and 3) local taxing units.

The appraisal district commences the property tax year by appraising all eligible properties within its jurisdiction. The valuation is dependent on property use and real estate market conditions on the first day of the year. In mid-May, the appraisal review board opens hearings for property owners to contest incorrect or unfair property valuations.

Once these hearings have been completed, the local taxing units receive lists of tax-eligible properties and begin establishing tax rates based on the needs of the district. Tax rates can reflect budgets for schools, medical care facilities, emergency management services and utilities.

Tax bills begin circulating on Oct. 1, and taxpayers typically have time until the end of the following January to pay their property taxes.

Have Your Property Tax Situation Assessed By Professionals

Results mean tax dollars saved, which go back to the client’s bottom line. A confidential and comprehensive assessment of each client’s situation and needs is performed at no initial cost. Contact us today for results tomorrow. Call us at 817-731-2500.

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