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…

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…

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…

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…

Two Different Assessors With Different Assessments Affects Property Taxes

Is it possible to have two different assessors give two different assessments of two same properties? Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Even though assessors follow guidelines, everyone sees something different. One assessor may see your property as a little run down and assess a lower value while a…

What Really Affects Your Property Taxes

The first thing that affects your property taxes is the spending habits of your school district, other taxing districts, county and city. If the school district has big plans for renovations, new computers, raises in salary or anything else pertaining to the school district, you may see an increase …

Make Sure To Pay Your Property Tax On Time

When you buy a house or property, the mortgage company that holds your mortgage usually has an escrow account set up, which holds your monthly payment towards your homeowners insurance and property tax. The standard procedure is for the mortgage lender to send you the money in a form of a check in D…

What Is A Rental Property Tax Deduction

A rental property tax deduction is any expense that evolves from owning a rental property. If you spent money to maintain, conserve and manage a rental property, you can use that as a property tax deduction. The most common deductions will be yard care, maintenance, repairs, insurance payments, clea…

Some Ways To Help Keep Property Taxes Lower

There are a few ways for taxpayers to help keep property taxes lower. The first way is to attend public meeting where decisions are being made about spending limits and spending in general. If you do not participate in meeting that is open to the public for suggestions and opinions, you cannot blame…

Is Your Property Tax Assessment Outrageous

When you receive your property tax bill, you need to go over it very closely. You need to look at the fair market value and the assessed value. These two different things have two different meaning when figuring your property tax liability. Many people have complaints about how the assessment of hom…