Paying Property Taxes

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Who’s Responsible for Property Taxes When a Homeowner Dies?

September 1, 2022

Whether you’ve inherited a property, or you are a homeowner yourself, it’s important to know who is responsible for paying property taxes once a homeowner passes away.  In most cases, if a homeowner passes away and still has property taxes due on their home, that debt becomes part of their estate along with any other…

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When Is a New Homeowner Liable for Property Tax in Texas?

August 19, 2022

Buying your first home is an exciting experience but can also be a bit overwhelming —especially when it comes to budgeting for costs like property taxes. Keep reading to learn a few basics about Texas property taxes and when first-time homebuyers in Texas are liable for property tax. What are Property Taxes?  If you’re a…

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Property Tax Loan Calculator

June 27, 2022

If you’re looking for an affordable option to pay off your Texas property taxes, a property tax loan could be a great fit for your needs. At Johnson & Starr, we offer loans that save homes. Our property tax loans are customized to fit your unique situation and can be flexible to adapt to nearly…

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Central Appraisal District (CAD) and Tax Collector: What is the Difference?

June 8, 2022

If you pay property taxes in Texas, you may have heard the term Central Appraisal District or CAD for short. What does CAD mean and how is it different from a tax collector? Keep reading to learn more.  Central Appraisal District (CAD)  According to the Comptroller of Texas, appraisal districts are responsible for “appraising property…

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Texas Property Tax Penalty and Interest Chart

June 6, 2022

In Texas, you are considered delinquent if your property tax bill remains unpaid by February 1st of the tax year. Once delinquent, you are subject to a 7% penalty and from there interest and penalties continue with one of the largest penalties coming in July for most counties. Every month that you’re still past due,…

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Texas Property Tax Resources

May 20, 2022

From understanding how your tax bill is calculated, to determining if you qualify for a tax exemption, the property tax system in Texas can be confusing and sometimes difficult to understand. So, we’ve decided to share some helpful texas property tax resources and legal information for Texas property owners.  Appraisals  If you are looking to…

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What to Know About Tax Lien Foreclosure in Texas

May 18, 2022

A tax lien foreclosure, which uses the judicial foreclosure process, can happen when a homeowner does not pay their delinquent property taxes. In order to recover the debt, the local government can file a legal claim against the homeowner and has the right to seize and sell their home.  Texas is known for having some…

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What Are Property Tax Deferrals? 

May 6, 2022

If you’re a Texas homeowner, chances are you’re familiar with property taxes, but what is a property tax deferral, and who qualifies? A property tax deferral allows you to put off paying your property taxes for a certain period. It’s important to note that a property tax deferral does not mean you’ll never have to…

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How to Protest Your Property Tax in Texas

May 3, 2022

Like many Texas homeowners this year, you may have been caught off-guard by the increase in property taxes. With these increases being as much as 10%, many Texans are looking for ways to help lower their costs. Protesting your property tax is an important option to explore and can save you several hundred to several…

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Paying Taxes on an Inherited Property in Texas

Paying Taxes on an Inherited Property in Texas

April 19, 2022

Inheriting a property can be a complicated and overwhelming process, especially if there are taxes owed on the home. From federal estate taxes to property taxes—there are different laws and tax exemptions depending on the state. Here is a quick guide to help you navigate paying taxes on an inherited property in Texas: Capital gains…

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