Property Taxes

Considering Appealing Your Taxes? The Deadline Is December 31, 2015

If you feel your property’s value is overstated, you may appeal to you county board of property tax appeals (BOPTA). You may appeal the current year real market, maximum assessed, specially assessed or assessed value of your property. It is helpful if you provide evidence about the market value of your property as it existed on the assessment date. Evidence might include an appraisal report of your property done by an independent appraiser or a comparison of your property with similar properties that have recently sold in your area. Comparing the value on the tax roll of your house to the value on the tax roll of your neighbor’s house, or comparing the taxes you pay to the taxes your neighbor pays is generally not considered satisfactory evidence.

You must file appeals between the date the tax statements are mailed and December 31, 2015. File your petition with the county clerk’s office in the county where the property is located. Appeal forms are available from your county clerk or county assessor’s office.

If there’s any information we can provide to assist you with your tax appeal (Comparative Market Analysis, listing history, etc.), please give us a call. We’re here to help!