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Property Tax Vote Set For Tuesday
County may challenge commercial property tax roll
"...vote Tuesday on whether to challenge this year’s commercial property tax roll. The item is set for 10:15am...."

June 9, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

Property Tax Angst Starts Early
Council ponders ‘surplus,’ raising exemption – and anti-tax backlash
"...Thursday’s City Council agenda includes consideration of increasing the property tax exemption for homeowners aged 65 or older, or..."

March 17, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Property Tax Fireworks Flare
Proposals would actually tax Texans more, but with little extra for schools
"...House was scheduled to open debate on a controversial property tax cut bill, House Democrats offered a preview of..."

July 8, 2005 News Column by Kimberly Reeves

Property Tax Deadline Approaching
Monthly payment plans are available
"...The 2012 property tax deadline – Jan. 31 – is coming up..."

Jan. 24, 2013 News Post by Monica Riese

No Fair Share? Property Tax Report Provokes a County Review.
Property tax study says commercial property owners are draining homeowners' bank accounts
"...of homeowners shouldering the greater share of the local property-tax load while commercial landowners are paying significantly less than..."

July 17, 2009 News Feature by Amy Smith

Pointing Out Flaws in Anti-Property Tax Letters
"...Editor, The letters in your last issue decrying Austin property-tax levels have several logical and factual flaws ["Postmarks," March..."

March 22, 2004 Postmarks

Property Tax Time
Choosing a reasonable tax rate, what the voters say, and important dates
"...Currently making up nearly 40% of General Fund revenues, property tax is by far the largest contributor to the..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Common Law: Can I Win My Property Tax Protest?
How to appeal to the Appraisal Review Board
"...My property taxes skyrocketed this year so I filed a protest...."

July 4, 2014 Column by Luke Ellis

Property Tax Hack Finally Gets Senate Nod
"...For two months, the 2.5% property tax revenue cap legislation launched in January has been..."

April 19, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Supports Bigger Property-Tax Exemption
"...Thompson (running for Dawnna Dukes' job) supports a bigger property-tax exemption. That's all you gotta tell me. For the..."

Jan. 22, 2008 Postmarks

Overlapping Property Tax
Median value homestead
"...Here's a breakdown of a Travis County tax bill (major jurisdictions) for a "median-value" homestead for FY..."

Aug. 21, 2015 News Feature

Vote Delayed on Property Tax Protest
Commissioners may act June 17 on commercial appraisal roll
"...in response to growing concerns over the state's lopsided property tax laws with loopholes designed to benefit large commercial..."

June 2, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

AISD Proposes Property Tax Cut
AISD looks to adopt FY 2016 budget
"...Homeowners in Austin could see a cut in their property tax rate this year. Austin ISD is proposing a..."

Aug. 7, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Tax Bills Mailed Out
Don't blame us, we're just telling you
"...Great news for the holiday season: Tax Assessor-Collector Nelda Wells Spears has announced that all 258,543..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Commissioners Say No to Tax Protest
County will study, not challenge, commercial appraisal roll
"...protest with the appraisal district over the 2014 commercial property tax roll. Instead, commissioners voted to study the appraisal..."

June 10, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

The Franchise Tax Conundrum
How a tax fix is not a tax raise
"...How will Republicans raise taxes without raising taxes? That may sound like a riddle,..."

Jan. 27, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: School Finance Math; Tax Plans Diverge; Veteran Benefits Restricted; and More
Is school finance dead this session?; House and Senate tax plans split; Lege restricts veterans' benefits; and more
"...legislative minds focused just on education, to get anywhere. Tax Cuts Fall in a Hole..."

May 15, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Re-education of Historic Tax Breaks
AISD looks for reforms to next year's historic property program
"...What is a historic property? When it comes to providing tax breaks for old..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Takes a Tax Bite to Voters
School board hammers out a budget
"...a couple of years of nominal budget surpluses and property tax rate cuts, Austin ISD's board of trustees agreed..."

Aug. 29, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Commissioners Court Candidates Take On Property Taxes
Hopefuls share philosophical approaches to government
"...to prove important to voters – county finances and property taxes – Brigid Shea, Richard Jung, and Garry Brown..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Feature by Christopher Hooks

Could Tax Swap Address Spiking Property Taxes?
City collab with AISD could aid homeowners
"...city budget staff presented to City Council a potential "tax swap" with Austin ISD, as a means to address..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Then There's This: County Folds on Tax Fight
Commissioners kick can down the road by opting to study appraisal system
"...The great tax equity revolt of 2014 was fun while it lasted...."

June 13, 2014 News Column by Amy Smith

When Is a Tax Not a Tax? Ask the GOP.
The House tax bill passes, but will it actually help Texas schools?
"...are whistling while they work – singing a happy tax tune – as they go about their work around..."

March 25, 2005 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike
Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal
"...the business community against a proposal to raise the tax rate, which the board scrapped...."

Aug. 27, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Property Comes First
Tax plan progress?
"...number of House Democrats crossed over for the business tax – Austin Reps. Mark Strama and Donna Howard included..."

May 5, 2006 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Land Tax Logic
"...The Chronicle only noted the resulting unfair change in property taxes owed, that only the rich are likely to..."

March 31, 2005 Postmarks

The Common Law: High Property Taxes? File a Written Protest
Protest High Property Taxes
"...Last year my property taxes were reasonable. But this year, Travis County says..."

May 4, 2012 Column by Luke Ellis

AISD Polishing Sales Pitch for Tax Election
Voters in November may be asked to chip in for education
"...input at its Aug. 19 meeting into a possible property tax election on the Nov. 2 ballot. That input..."

Aug. 20, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

City Hall Hustle: Trimming Tax Breaks and Tweaking Services
Council follows the money – what little there is
"...(one hopes) of argument over changes to the city's property tax abatement program for historic homes and the beginning..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

My Fellow Austinites, What Is It With Property Taxes?
"...fellow Austinites have had some time to digest their property-tax estimates and after a collective WTF? I have a..."

May 20, 2009 Postmarks

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