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Understanding Your Property Tax Bill

The first thing to understand about your property tax bill is the terminology. Many people look at the tax bill and see a bunch of numbers that have no meaning to them. In reality, they do have a special meaning to the property owner. If you do not understand what the sections on your property tax b…

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Is There Relief From High Property Taxes

The answer is more likely no. As long as the cost of living continues to rise, property taxes will continue to rise as well. Even with the housing market right now, the economy is still on the rise. Schools still need money, communities need money and other districts need money as well. If no one wo…

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Your Property Taxes And A Property Tax Auction

If you fail to pay your property taxes when they are due and continue to avoid paying them, you stand a good chance of accumulating penalties and interest. After a given amount of time, the county office can place a lien on your property. If you continue to avoid paying the property taxes, you home …

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Are You Entitled To A Property Tax Reduction

If you bought your house for $79,000 dollars nine years ago and have never done any work or repairs, is your property still worth the assessed value of $106,000? More than likely, the property is not worth that much for a home built in the early 1900’s. To be honest with yourself, you have to look …

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The Stages Of A Property Tax Appeal Process

There are several steps for the property tax appeal process. The first step is to determine if you are receiving a higher assessment than what you believe the property could sell for in this period. If you feel the assessed value is high, you can then take the first step towards appealing the tax bi…

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Property Taxes For Rental Properties

Property taxes for rental properties are normally higher than single-family properties. This causes much confusion for property owners in any state. They cannot understand why they are subject to higher property taxes since most are not making a profit on the properties in question. With people buyi…

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Where Does The Property Tax Money Go

When you pay your property tax, it is paid to the clerk’s office where it is then placed into a special account until it is divided up between school districts, city and townships, and the county. There is a portion of the tax dollars that is directed to other districts, which might include a nursi…

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5 Sneaky Ways To Lower Your Property Tax

Many property owners do not want the city assessor to come into the interior of their building. If you have done extensive work, well, then okay, you have a reason. If you have done no repairs and feel the interior of the property is a bit to be desired, you may wish to invite the assessor inside. M…

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When Selling A Property, Who Is Responsible For Property Taxes

When you are selling a property and it is in the middle of a property tax year, the seller is responsible for the property taxes up to the day of closing after which time the remaining tax is due by the buyer. Now some people are very unaware of this fact when they close on a property and usually fi…

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Property Taxes And The Non Profit Organization

Non-profit organizations do not have to pay property taxes. This is a true statement, but there are stipulations that apply to the rule. The first thing that has to be defined is whether the organization is actually non-profit. Non-profit meaning that they do not have any profits made from monies re…