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Property Tax and Homestead Exemption
Property taxes in Texas is a locally assessed and locally administered tax. There is no state property tax. Property tax brings in the most money of all taxes available to local government to pay for schools, roads, police and firemen, emergency response services, libraries, parks and other services provided by local government.
Texas offers a variety of partial or total (absolute) exemptions from appraised property values used to determine local property taxes. A partial exemption removes a percentage or a fixed dollar amount of a property’s value from taxation. A total (absolute) exemption excludes the entire property from taxation. Taxing units are mandated by the state to offer certain (mandatory) exemptions and have the option to decide locally on whether or not to offer others (local option).
Exemptions from property tax require applications in most circumstances. Applications for property tax exemptions are filed with appraisal districts. The general deadline for filing an exemption application is before May 1. Appraisal district chief appraisers are responsible for determining whether or not property qualifies for an exemption.
Tax Code exemption requirements are extensive. Property owners should read applicable statutes carefully.
Wikipedia defines Homestead exemptions as: The homestead exemption is a legal regime designed to protect the value of the homes of residents from property taxes, creditors, and circumstances arising from the death of the homeowner spouse. Laws are found in state statutes or constitutional provisions which exist in many states in the United States. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_exemption
A homestead exemption helps you save on taxes on your home. An exemption removes part of the value of your property from taxation and lowers your taxes. For example, if your home is tax appraised at $100,000 and you qualify for a $20,000 exemption, you pay taxes on your home as if it was worth only $80,000.
Parker County exemptions are below:
|Entity Code||Description||Local Option Pct||Amount Granted|
|AZ||AZLE I S D||n/a||$25,000|
|CFW||CITY OF FORT WORTH||20% (minimum $0)||$0|
|CRE||CITY OF RENO||15% (minimum $0)||$0|
|MW||MINERAL WELLS ISD||n/a||$25,000|
|PW||PERRIN WHITT I S D||n/a||$25,000|
*Subject to change. please visit your local Tax district for current exemptions.
I’ve provided the link below and also the address in case you prefer to take it directly to the office. If you wish to complete your Homestead Exemption, it must be completed and turned in no later then April 30, 2016. This dates may change, so if you have any questions, please contact the city appraisal office.
Parker County Appraisal District
1108 Santa Fe Dr, Weatherford, TX 76086
Tarrant County Appraisal District
2500 Handley-Ederville Road Fort Worth, Texas 76118
Johnson County Appraisal District
109 N Main St, Cleburne, TX 76033
1902 W Pearl St, Granbury, TX 76048
Palo Pinto County Appraisal District
200 Church St, Palo Pinto, TX 76484