Do-It-Yourself Stimulus? The Rise of the Property Tax Protests

Image of a row of houses backlit by the sun with fluffy clouds in a mostly blue sky. Captioned: The Rise of the Property Tax Protests

For years running, Texans have been protesting their property taxes. This year (2021), Texas homeowners had until May to object to their county assessors’ valuations of their homes. When they win their cases, their homes’ market prices don’t change. But their tax bills do.

County procedures enable Texas homeowners to contest their property tax assessments. Some Texans now regard the process as a necessary savings strategy in a challenging economy.

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