During the year, Texas county appraisal districts evaluate the value of properties within their county. From those valuations and after applicable protest periods have expired, and respective taxing entities have ratified their tax rates, property tax bills begin to get delivered electronically and by mail to property owners around October 1st of each year. Generally, owners have until January 31st of the following year to pay their taxes before penalties and interest occur. But what happens if the end of January is approaching and you still haven’t received your property tax statement? Continue reading to learn why this may have occurred and the steps to take to ensure you are not late and end up with a delinquent property tax bill.
Property tax statements are sent by the county in which your property is located. There are several reasons why you may not have gotten a property tax statement:
If you can access your property tax account online, you should first check your account to see if you can get an online statement. Also, take this opportunity to ensure your contact information, including your mailing address, is up to date. If this is unsuccessful, you should call or email your county’s property tax assessor office to inquire further. Visit Property Tax 101 for a list of the 254 counties located in Texas, where you can find the contact information for your county.
The short answer is yes. Even though you have not yet received a property tax statement, you are still responsible for paying your property taxes on time. To find out your payment amount, you should call your county property tax assessor as soon as possible to avoid any penalties or interest. You can find contact information for your county from Property Tax 101 or your prior year’s property tax statement.
After determining your property tax payment amount, you may find you do not have sufficient funds. Failing to pay your property tax can result in significant costs arising from penalties and interest, ultimately resulting in foreclosure, should it remain unpaid. Consider using a property tax loan to pay your property tax through affordable monthly payments, both saving you money and protecting your property.
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We offer our clients an affordable, hassle-free way to ensure that your account with the local government tax office is paid in full and will work out a manageable repayment plan for you. AFIC can provide you with an instant quote by completing the form on our homepage. For qualifying properties, we can help you pay off your delinquent taxes and offer you the following benefits:
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We pride ourselves on finding solutions to suit the unique needs of our clients. If you would like to discuss our property tax loans, please contact our experienced team at AFIC today.
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