Texas Property Taxes

Jon Anderson: How Real Estate Transaction Non-Disclosure Cheats All Taxpayers

By Jon Anderson / March 23, 2016 / 14 Comments

Taxes are paid so that government can pool monies that enable it to embark on projects that enrich society as a whole. When government is underfunded, education and infrastructure suffer. Anyone who jumped for joy at their measly property tax reduction this year also abdicated their right to complain about DISD, potholes, or Fair Park.  […]

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Texas Has the Fifth-Highest Property Taxes in the Nation, But Do We Get What We Pay For?

By Joanna England / March 10, 2016 / 7 Comments

Texas rests in real estate tax ignominy, coming in fifth in WalletHub’s 2016 ranking of state property tax rates at 1.97 percent, though our media home value is the lowest of similarly taxed states at $131,400. We’re coming in behind No. 1 New Jersey (, No. 2 Illinois, No. 3 New Hampshire, and No. 4 Wisconsin. […]

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What States Have the Most Unfair Tax Systems? You’ll be Surprised by the Answer

By Joanna England / September 21, 2015 / 1 Comment

Wallet Hub did a very interesting analysis when it comes to the various tax systems employed by individual states in the nation. Come to find out, Texas’ tax system, which relies heavily on property taxes to fund our government services, is rated as one of the most unfair tax systems. Of course, after our recent […]

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Dallas County Tax Office Almost Gave Me a Heart Attack Friday!

By Candy Evans / March 8, 2011 / 0 Comments

I survived, but John Ames’ office … or maybe last month’s ice storm… is certainly responsible for the demise of my complexion. I received not just a tax delinquency statement but a pile of letters from lenders wanting to “help me out”: “Your 2010 Texas property taxes were due on January 31, 2011. According to […]

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