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Frequently Asked Questions
We try to anticipate questions you might have about our property tax consulting services and provide the answers here. If you need additional information, please call us at (888) 393-7391 or send an email to email@example.com.
is the deadline to protest my property value?
In Texas the deadline to protest property values is May 31 or 30 days after the
appraisal district sends notice of the assessed value, whichever is later. The
appraisal district is required to send notice if the assessed value is
increased by more than $1,000 from the prior year's value. In most cases the
deadline in Texas is May 31st. If the 31st falls on a Saturday or Sunday the deadline
is the following business day.
How long will the appeal process
Your county will schedule hearings
beginning In mid June and continue through July and August based on when we
turn in our protest. If we are happy with the value following the initial phase
- we're done. If not, we would schedule a meeting with the Appraisal Review
Board. If we reach an agreement were done, but if we still feel the value is
too high, we can file for Binding Arbitration which is usually held within 60
to 90 days.
Why is it important to reduce the assessed value of my property?
The assessed value of your property, along with your county's tax rate, determines your property tax bill. Therefore, the higher your assessed value, the higher your property tax bill.
Should I file a protest if my appraised value is the same as last year?
Yes. Just because your appraised value is the same doesn't mean your property value is the same. Also, your appraised value may have been inaccurate last year as well.
Do I have to hire an agent to protest my property?
No. However, here at Kimbrough partners, we offer our clients over 10 years of experience , extensive knowledge of the Appraisal Districts - inlcluding processes and techniques used to value
property - as well as access to information not widely available to the public. Also you will save yourself time by not having to prepare for the protest hearing and confront the appraisers.
How much will your services cost?
Here at Kimbrough Partners, our fees are contigency based. Our clients are billed 35% of the tax savings. If we do not reduce your property taxes, you will not be billed for our services.
What if I've already filed a protest? Can I still use your services?
Do I need to fill out a Service Agreement and Appointment of Agent every year?
We will automatically evaluate the value of your property every year. Should our research and analysis suggest that your home is overvalued, we will file a protest on your behalf. If you don't want us to file for the given year, simply notify us and we will adhere to your wishes.
Why is it important that I file a protest in 20xx ?
20xx is a reappraisal year. Every three years the Appraisal District conducts a mass appraisal of property within the district. The resulting assessed value will be the basis of your property tax bill for the next three years - unless there's a significant change to your property or ownership. Therefore, it is important that you make sure that this year in particular, your property is being valued fairly.