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  • TAKE ACTION! Strengthen HB 2083

    Email the House Ways & Means Committee and ask them to strengthen HB 2083! Recently, Texas State Representative Darby introduced HB 2083. The bill requires that standard appraisal methods and techniques be used during an appraisal protest.Overall, the bill is a step closer to reforming property tax laws in Texas, but it could be much…

  • TAKE ACTION! Keep SB 1084 Moving

    Email the Senate Finance Committee and ask them to hold a hearing on SB 1084!  This legislation would curb a common practice that commercial property owners and their tax consultants use to drive down their property values – and tax bills – by as much as 40 percent. It would ensure that commercial property owners…

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  • SB 1084: From filing to finance committee

    Yesterday, your emails to Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick paid off when he referred Senate Bill 1084 to the Finance Committee. Let’s keep this bill moving! Email Senate Finance Committee members today and ask them to hold a hearing on SB 1084. [View the story “Real Values for Texas Supports Senator Ellis Bill for Property Tax…

  • Senator Ellis Files Bill to Create a More Fair Property Tax System
    Senator Ellis Files Bill to Create a More Fair Property Tax System

    “Every city has services it provides that are vital to the health and safety of our communities,” Jerry Gonzales, San Antonio homeowner. “When commercial property owners manipulate the system and pay taxes on less than the true value of their properties, homeowners are left to make up that difference or we lose those services. Luckily,…

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  • City Fact Sheets
    City Fact Sheets

    While most homeowners pay taxes on the real value of their property, many large commercial property owners routinely use appeals and lawsuits to avoid paying their fair share. Texas’s flawed property tax system unfairly burdens homeowners who have to pay more when large commercial properties pay less. Below are fact sheets you can download and…

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