When is the deadline to file a protest?

May 15 (or by 30th day after notice of appraised value is delivered, whichever is later)

When will I know the results of my protest?

Protests are typically completed within the months of May – September. Protests are handled as they are scheduled by the Appraisal District.

I have signed up, what do I do next?

If you have signed up using our sign up form, you should have received a confirmation email. Within 48-72 hours you will receive an email stating that your Agreement has been Approved or Denied. Once Approved an Agent will send you Appointment of Agent forms to sign, and request any additional information as well as answer any questions you may have.

I just purchased a house what do I do?

Review the value on your Assessment Notice from the Appraisal District, if the value is higer than what you purchased it for there is a good chance you can save on your taxes. When signing up upload your closing statement and we will take care of the rest. We will also take care of filing or transfering your Homestead Exemption.

When is the deadline to file my Homestead Exemption?

The deadline to file a Homestead Exemption is April 30th. 

How do I apply for my Homestead Exemption?

To apply for a Homestead Exemption, you will need to fill out a Residence Homestead Exemption Applicaiton (Form 50-114). The deadline to file the Application is April 30th (late applications are accepted).

Why use a property tax consultant?

A property owner does have the ability to protest their own properties, but similar to a lawyer or an accountant you want someone who understands the lingo and the rules. As a Property Tax Consultant our main objective is to save you money, if we aren’t saving clients money we aren’t making money. Your time is valuable, filing a protest, navigating deadlines, and attending hearings can be time consuming.

I protested my property myself and did not like the results, what are my options?

If you presented your protest in front of the Appraisal Review Board, you have the options to either file an Arbitration or a Lawsuit.

What are the advantages to filing an Arbitration?

An Arbitration is an Appeal to the State Comptroller. Appraisal Review Board members work for and with the Appraisal District all day long. An Arbitration Appeal ensures that your property is appealed to a higher level where there is less chance of bias. Harding and Carbone files hundred’s of Arbitration protests each year, when signing up check the “Consent to Binding Arbitration Appeal” to ensure you don’t miss out on the savings.

What is a Rendition and do I have to file?

A Rendition consists of equipment and inventory used to run your business. In Texas you are required to file a Business Personal Property Rendition by April 15.