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What You Need to Know About Exemptions for Texas Homes

What You Need to Know About Exemptions for Texas Homes  Homestead exemptions remove a portion of your home’s value from taxation, thereby lowering your taxes. The tax rate remains the same, but the rate is based on a lesser amount. The Texas homestead exemption is a voluntary exemption process ...

Leveraging Texas Property Tax Reduction for Lower Tax Bills

According to Rocket Mortgage, Texas has the seventh-largest property tax rate in the United States. The state depends on property taxes to fund state operations as opposed to income tax on its residents. These taxes provide the largest ...

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Why You Should Be Using a Texas Tax Protest Service

Statistics show that the median property tax in Texas is $2,275, which is 3.65% of an average taxpayer’s income and 1.81% of the property’s value. Texans are among the highest property taxpayers in the whole country. That’s why using a ...

Why Protest Your Property Tax in Texas: Learn the Facts

Property tax is a yearly expense that all Texas homeowners need to account for. Fortunately, Texas state law allows you to protest the amount owed on your property tax if you don’t agree with the appraised value of your residence.  But why protest your ...

Need to learn more about Texas property taxes?

This video takes you through the entire process of protesting your Texas property taxes

Can You File Your Texas Property Tax Protest Online?

Unreasonable tax property appraisals can take you by surprise. But many savvy property owners are becoming prepared for this situation by researching all the technicalities of protesting ...

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Why choose Home Tax Shield to protest your Texas property taxes?

How to present the best case at your Texas property tax hearing

To present the best case at your hearing, be prepared to make BOTH a sales argument AND an equity argument:

How is Texas Property Tax Calculated?

In Texas, many government entities play a role in determining your property tax. The government uses these taxes to operate everything from counties to school districts and police departments. But how exactly is Texas property tax calculated? What do these entities take into consideration? Apart from ...

Ever wonder how your Texas property tax is calculated?

Learn how your property tax is calculated in Texas.

How Do Property Taxes Work in Texas?

The tax-friendly state of Texas ranks 46th amongst all the states for overall state and local tax burden.  According to the tax foundation, the state tax for Texas is about 7.6%, which is quite a bit lower than in a state like

When Does a Texas Property Tax Protest have to be Resolved?

“One of your most important rights as a taxpayer is your right to protest the appraisal review board (ARB). You may protest if you disagree with the appraisal district value or any of the appraisal district’s actions concerning your property. If you are dissatisfied with the ARB’s ...

What You Need to Know About Your Texas Property Tax Protest

Texas has the seventh-highest effective property tax rates at 1.69 percent. The average property tax paid by Texans currently stands at $3,743. As a property owner in Texas, it’s always a moment of reckoning ...

How and Why to File a Property Tax Protest in Texas

Texas is a great state with lots of opportunities. However, there are also some downsides to living in Texas, including the high property taxes that many homeowners have to pay every year. That is why most property owners are determined to know ...

Texas Property Tax Protest Process: What You Need to Know

Property taxes provide the government with a lot of money. These funds go to pay for local infrastructure, fire protection, schools, transport, police, and other services. That said, property tax in Texas is one of the highest in the country, which is why citizens should be familiar with the Texas property tax ...

Is Texas Tax Protest Legit?

Most Texans lament over the high property taxes levied against them every year. Yet, only a handful of owners ever take time to file formal protests. In 2020, just over 8.4 percent of families managed to file ...

What Is the Texas Property Tax Appraisal Increase Limit and How Can It Save You Money?

Single-family home values are on the rise across the country, which is great for those looking to build long-term wealth and equity. However, it also means the amount paid in property taxes is increasing — and that’s a pinch no homeowner wants to feel. In some states, taxpayers are forking over more than $10,000 ...

Property Tax Protest Deadline in Texas

Wondering about property tax protest deadlines in Texas? Learn when to file and what you need to do to present a strong case for tax relief. Every year, in April or very early May, property owners in Texas receive their new property appraisals in the mail. While you might expect that the pandemic has ...

How to Find the Best Texas Property Tax Consultants

Every year, during appraisals, people find that the value of their Texas property has gone up. This isn’t necessarily a good thing, especially if they plan to retain ownership of said property for the long term. For starters, this means that they might owe more taxes this year. According to The ...

Best Property Tax Protest Companies in East Texas

Texas has the sixth-highest property tax rate in the US. These taxes place a huge burden on homeowners, especially those living in rural areas or in one of the rapidly growing ...

Home Tax Shield Partner Benefits

Becoming a Home Tax Shield partner comes with many benefits. Not only do we save your clients money on their property taxes, but we also provide partners with consistent engagement with their clients throughout the year.  Home Tax Shield has dramatically grown since our inception in 2020 and we now ...

Texas Property Tax Protest Evidence and Process

With Texas’ average effective property rate reaching an all-time high of 1.69%, everyone is looking for cheaper alternatives. In particular, property tax protests are ...

How to Lower Property Taxes in Texas

With property taxes at an all-time high in Texas, you need to understand how to lower property taxes in Texas and seek professional help where necessary to ensure that you pay only a reasonable amount of your hard-earned money. How is this tax calculated and how are ...

How to Protest Property Tax in Texas

Receiving unreasonable or incorrect Texas property appraisals can have a negative impact when your property taxes are due. If you are wondering about how to protest a property tax in Texas, your appraisal district has procedures in place to ensure that your residential or ...

8 Reasons to Protest Your Tax Appraisal in Texas

It’s never fun paying taxes, even when correctly appraised. It’s even harder when you feel that some mistake has been made by the Appraisal Review Board (ARB). Consequently, as a homeowner, you’re likely to pay more taxes than what is fair at some point. That’s a reason to ...

Home Tax Shield 2021 Partner Results

In 2021 trusted real estate professionals across Texas used the Home Tax Shield platform to strengthen their client relationships and grow their real estate businesses.   Our partner program helped partners: Save their clients’ money by offering a discount on the Home Tax Shield ...

Home Tax Shield 2021 Results

In 2021 Home Tax Shield continued on our mission to provide every Texas homeowner a fair property tax value. By leveraging AI-powered technology with local, experienced tax professionals, Home Tax Shield fought on behalf of homeowners to ensure their property taxes are fair and in the process reduced their ...

Definitive Guide to Lower Your Property Taxes in Texas

Definitive Guide to Lower Your Property Taxes in Texas In many states in the U.S., counties collect property taxes to cover a variety of social systems, including public transportation, fire departments, law enforcement, education, and public spaces. These taxes provide the largest ...

Advocacy and AI Merge in San Antonio to Ensure Low-Income Homeowners Pay a Fair Property Tax

Local non-profit supporting homeowners gets tech-muscle from property tax technology firm As home values appreciate and tax notices go out in Bexar County, it is becoming a pressing concern for low-income homeowners facing increasing property bills that exceed their ability to pay. ...

Rising Inequality: Low-Income Homeowners Seek Property Tax Relief

 Socioeconomic inequality in property tax assessment and protest Increasing property values are usually a good thing, but there is an instance in which it’s not desirable: property tax appraisal. Every year, homeowners experience shock when receiving their tax ...

San Antonio-Based Technology Company Helps Homeowners Pay a Fair Property Tax

AI-Powered Platform is Available to Homeowners in 30+ Texas Counties SAN ANTONIO, March 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Home Tax Shield (HTS), a San Antonio-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider, announces the expansion of its residential property tax services to more than ...

How easy is it to use Home Tax Shield?

Protesting your property taxes can be confusing. Home Tax Shield makes it easy with a quick process. See our customers describe how they signed up and hear them share their results.

Home Tax Shield customers share their stories

See how these Texas homeowners lowered their property taxes with Home Tax Shield. Eric S. is a new Texas resident who previously protested his property taxes by himself. Not ...

Home Tax Shield expands coverage to 34 counties across Texas

After a successful and inaugural 2020 property tax season that helped homeowners in 8 Texas counties save money on their property taxes, Home Tax Shield is expanding coverage to additional 26 Texas counties for 2021. Now homeowners in 34 counties across Texas, over 70% of Texans, can benefit from the Home Tax ...

Home Tax Shield 2020 Results

In 2020 Home Tax Shield launched an online property tax protest service with a mission to provide every homeowner in Texas with a fair property tax value. By merging advanced AI powered technology with local, experienced professionals, Home Tax Shield aims to help every homeowner ensure that their property taxes ...

Property Tax Appeal Deadlines

One of our most important rights as taxpayers in America is the right to protest our property taxes. Here’s a quick and easy outline of the important deadlines for Filing a Protest in Texas.  April 30  Early Protest Deadline for Homestead ...

Delinquent Property Taxes

Have you ever wondered what might happen if you don’t pay your property taxes?  Fees and Interest  Things will add up quickly! If you don’t pay your property taxes when they’re due, you’ll quickly see your tax bill increase with penalties and interest. It’s important to know when ...

Over 65 Exemption Explained

Property Tax Exemptions are a great way to save money on your tax bill. Property Tax Exemptions are determined at the state level so they can vary state to state. Furthermore, county assessors decide which exemptions to offer their property owners. In this article, we will specifically cover Property Tax ...

Property Tax Exemptions

Property Tax Exemptions are a great way to save money on your tax bill. Property Tax Exemptions are determined at the state level so they can vary state to state. Furthermore, county assessors decide which exemptions to offer their property owners. We’ll cover the most common exceptions but for more information, ...

Texas Property Tax Protest Steps

Have you reviewed your Property Tax Assessment and believe it’s too high compared to your neighbors? Are you in a rapidly growing Texas city and need to protest your property taxes annually just to keep them manageable? You’re not alone, and your next step is to file an appeal.  We’ve outlined the ...

Texas Property Tax Glossary

Agent / Advocate – A property owner can choose to appoint an agent or advocate to represent the interests related to property tax matters on their behalf.  Appraisal Review Board (ARB) – An independent body of citizens living within the county authorized to resolve disputes between taxpayers and ...

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