You may only receive a Notice of Appraised Value if there was a value change or if there was an ownership change. The county is required to send a Notice of Appraised Value if your property value increases. Even if your property value changes from one year to the next, it still may be overvalued due to market variation.
All property owners who are taxed based on the value of their property may protest their Noticed Appraised Value at their respective County Appraisal Districts. This is available even if no Notice of Appraised Value is received by the owner. This is done by filing a Notice of Protest with the county appraisal district by May 31.
Changes in property value may vary year to year due to many factors. Re-protesting each year may or may not be necessary depending on the specific property.
Clients of Resolute Property Tax Solutions will have their property taxes protested each year. If nothing else, this is to keep track of values from year to year. If the value is not reduced, nothing is owed to the company.
Resolute clients will have this process completed for them as a part of our service.
County values are based on mass appraisal and used solely for taxation purposes.
This is a difficult question to answer. Each protest may take anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour to complete either informally or formally. If nothing is resolved in the informal hearing, an Appraisal Review Board hearing must be schedule for another time. Between preparing evidence and attending hearings, one could be looking at several hours of work.
Resolute does all this work for you. Our all-in-one service offers the convenience and experience to do the job efficiently and thoroughly.
Depending on the county, notices will go out sometime between early March and mid April.
Approximately 10% of residential property owners in the DFW area protest their property taxes. This number is less than the percentage of residential property protests in similar metropolitan areas in Texas. Commercial property owners protest more often than residential property owners out of business necessity.
For residential clients, Resolute works on a contingency basis where our commission is 1/2 of the realized tax savings. If we can't reduce your property taxes, you don't pay us anything.
For commercial property owners, each property will have to be reviewed to determine an appropriate commission percentage. Contact us for property specific details.
We can handle as many property protests as you would like. Once an account is created for you as a client, you can add as many properties to that account as you would like. New contracts will need to be signed, but that is a very simple process which takes under 10 minutes.
No. We use perpetuity contracts so we can perform services each year without bothering the clients with more timely and environmentally wasteful paperwork.
Not at all. Our one time sign-up process allows for minimal paperwork, online set-up and payment options, and automatically performed annual services. This feature helps set us apart from other property tax firms.