Disputes about property taxes tend to revolve around two core issues. One is a contested assessment and the other is unpaid property taxes. In both cases, there is a legal process that needs to be followed to settle the issue or at least ensure that the situation does not get worse. Property owners get a property tax notice that includes the property's appraisal value and the assessment, which is the amount of property tax due. The owner can get a re-appraisal done to determine the value, and there may be other reasons to doubt the accuracy of the assessment.
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See the list below to find out what legal aspects come into play in property tax disputes:
Apart from human or calculation error by the taxing authority, there are two reasons why the assessment could be wrong. One is that the appraisal of the property was wrong or is outdated. If so, you have the right to ask for a re-appraisal, file a lawsuit if the taxing authority refuses, and get another appraisal done by yourself.
The second reason is that you did ask for available exemptions, or it was refused by the taxing authority. In this case, you may appeal for a hearing to state your case and explain why the assessment is wrong. If they agree, you get a re-assessment notice. If not, you have the option of filing a lawsuit against the taxing authority.
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