Property Taxes

Will There Be Any Property Tax Help This Year?

By Jon Anderson / August 17, 2020 / 3 Comments

Two weeks ago, I received my property taxes on my second home. I was surprised by the thickness of the envelope – and then a sheaf of papers and four envelopers tumbled out. I figured it was some hiccup with the stuffing machine. It wasn’t. Hawaii has some seriously low property tax rates – for […]

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Pandemics And Property Taxes: Don’t Expect A COVID-19 Miracle

By Jon Anderson / May 4, 2020 / 1 Comment

On May 15, the Dallas Central Appraisal District will be mailing property tax appraisal notices. Property owners will have the normal 30-day window to protest their valuations. For those newly homesteaded in 2019, you had until April 30 to file your exemption (just like always). Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines. Aside from appraisal date […]

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House Passes Temporary Repeal of SALT Cap on Deducting Property Taxes

By Candy Evans / December 21, 2019 / 0 Comments
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It’s no secret that the SALT tax, that $10,000 cap on state and local deductions on your federal tax return, hurt high-end real estate. Agent upon agent have told me that owners of homes valued at more than $1 million took a look at their tax returns this year and said, what happened? What happened […]

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Dallas ISD Board to Take Up Lowering Property Tax Rate

By Bethany Erickson / August 18, 2019 / 0 Comments
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Almost a year after voters approved a 13-cent property tax hike in a Tax Ratification Election, the Dallas ISD board of trustees will discuss reducing the rate this Thursday. In November, voters approved raising the rate from $1.04 to $1.17, the first increase since 2008. The agenda for Thursday’s regular meeting includes discussion of reducing […]

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After Three Years of Gross Undervaluation, DCAD Rings up HEB’s Lemmon Ave. Properties

By Jon Anderson / May 10, 2019 / 0 Comments

Perhaps commercial property owners will soon be paying their fair share of property taxes if this news from the Dallas Central Appraisal District is any indication. Last June, I reported that HEB owned a block of Lemmon Avenue between Reagan and Throckmorton Streets that was to have been a new Central Market. Those plans shifted […]

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Stop Everything: Have You Filed Your Homestead Exemption?

By Bethany Erickson / April 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

  Easter is over, but we’re going to quote a rabbit anyway — if you’re waiting to file your homestead exemption for your property taxes, you may find yourself late, late, for a very important date.

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