TEXAS, USA — Why should you not be scared to protest your property taxes?
County tax appraisals are going out to homeowners and some are getting sticker shock.
Thanks to the booming real estate market the value of most peoples’ homes has gone up.
Of course if you feel your feel your house has been overvalued, you can protest.
According to January Advisors, in 2019 there was a 3.8 percent decrease in tax assessed values on properties where the homeowner protested in Harris County.
January Advisors also reported that homeowners were much more likely to protest in affluent neighborhoods rather than in low-income neighborhoods.
If you want to file a protest in Harris County, you have until May 15 or within 30 days of receiving your notice.
You can also hire someone to help with your protest or do it yourself.
Just be prepared with paperwork to prove your case. Also make sure you are claiming all exemptions offered.