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Try to take time to check your Tax Account at http://www.brazoriacad.org/ Look at the property map as well as your property description - I am seeing changes and mistakes on owners' accounts from last year.   Also, if you need to homestead your property, do it as soon as you can. ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/23/2015 By Suzan Zachariah]
Did you purchase a home in 2014? Is this new home your primary residence? If so, congratulations! It is now time to file for your Homestead Exemption, a tax exemption for primary home owners. The exemption is free to obtain and can save you up to 20% on your property taxes. In addition to submitting the exemption application, you may also need to provide a copy of your driver's license sh...
Read Post [Posted on 01/15/2015 By Kelly Stewart]
A study finds high demand for quality public transportation nationwide, although that demand mostly goes unmet, according to the study by Transit Center, a look at attitudes about public transportation. Fifty-eight percent of survey respondents say their ideal neighborhood would be in a transit-friendly community that contains “a mix of houses, shops, and businesses,” but only ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/14/2015 By John Askins]
Did you purchase a home between January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014?  If so, you may be eligible for homestead exemption on that property if it is your primary residence.  It's a great way to save on your property taxes by filing for this exemption.  It's does not cost you anything to file the application and once you have filed it, and it is recorded by Harris County ...
Read Post [Posted on 01/13/2015 By Tricia Frazier]
Property taxes are an important source of revenue for city governments, but rates can vary substantially across the country.  Property taxes make up about one quarter of home ownership costs over the median duration of ownership, according to a study by two researchers with the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.  The study’s authors—Benjamin H. Harris, policy director o...
Read Post [Posted on 01/11/2015 By John Askins]
The U.S. Taxpayer Advocate has officially complained to Congress that the IRS is harming taxpayers when it imposes tax liens on homes. National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson reported that IRS agents only consider income and expenses—not other debts—when sizing up a delinquent taxpayer’s ability to pay. Research from Olson’s office also shows that tax liens do...
Read Post [Posted on 01/11/2015 By John Askins]
Now is time for filing your homestead exemption in the country where the property is located. Here’s how it works: The taxing authorities (school district and county) allow you to remove part of the taxable value of your home for tax purposes since you are using the property as your residence. Copy of drivers license showing the address of the property and Copy of car registration wit...
Read Post [Posted on 01/08/2015 By Anja Drewes]
The State of Texas is moving forward with a targeted crackdown on the practice of worker misclassification, which some in the construction industry have called “a cancer." Lawmakers are going to work through the summer to figure out what more they can do when they reconvene in a regular session in 2015.You may recall, the Texas Legislature in 2013 passed a bill to root out misclassifi...
Read Post [Posted on 12/09/2014 By John Askins]
1. Who is eligible to claim the $8,000 tax credit for first-time buyers?First-time home buyers who have not owned a home in the past three years and who purchase any kind of home—new or resale—are eligible for the tax credit for 10 percent of the purchase price, up to a maximum of $8,000. To qualify for the current tax credit, a home purchase must occur on or after November 6, 2009 and they must h...
Read Post [Posted on 12/05/2014 By Tiffany Markovsky]
An unpaid tax bill of just $400 could cost you your entire home in some states. One report is calling such growing cases a second “foreclosure crisis.”Local governments are stepping up their efforts to collect unpaid taxes from home owners, facing shortfalls in their budgets to pay for services like schools, road maintenance, and police and fire department costs. So in some states, laws allow muni...
Read Post [Posted on 12/05/2014 By John Askins]
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Read Post [Posted on 11/21/2014 By Susan Greer]
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded $1.2 million to Pharr to build a $2.2 million international bridge center there. The project is small — a 3,000-sf facility for trade seminars and to house the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge's administration offices — but state and local officials expect the economic implications to be big. “This is one tool that can glue all...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By John Askins]
Property taxes in Texas If you’re moving to Texas, you need to understand a little bit about how property taxes are determined in this state. According to Texas law, all property, whether personal or used for business, is taxable at its market value.The total tax burden for any given property starts with the appraised value given to the property by the appraisal district of each county.  ...
Read Post [Posted on 11/18/2014 By Connie Inmon]
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Read Post [Posted on 11/03/2014 By Carolina James]
Facebook’s IPO and subsequent stock value points up a simple truth: It’s easy to get caught up in the notion of getting rich quick. But there’s no surer way to wealth than home ownership.As Facebook’s IPO approached, it was easy to start traveling down the “what if” path: “What if I had equity in Facebook?!? How rich would I be?”If my parents had only bought me Berkshire Hathaway st...
Read Post [Posted on 10/30/2014 By Garrett McWhorter]
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