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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 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…

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Paying Your Property Taxes

Many people pay there property taxes in the tax year and claim there taxes on their income taxes for that year. For example, the year 2007, you receive your property tax bill in December and pay the tax immediately. You can then claim the property taxes on your income tax. If your wait until January…

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The Lottery And Your Property Taxes

Property taxes in some states come with a lottery tax reduction. This is because the state and the lottery have a deal that states that so much of the money spend on lottery tickets minus the winnings pay out is to be used to reduce the property tax of the property owners in the state. Some years, y…

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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…