The risk of eFiling your Austin Property Tax Protest
Property tax assessments are being delivered to Austin area mailboxes, and if you're a homeowner, you might be in for a bit of a surprise.
On average Austin homeowners will see an 8% increase in their homes’ assessed values, and depending on where you live, it could be significantly higher.
When homes are assessed at higher values, you’ll owe more on your property taxes.
But you have the option and the right to protest those assessed values, which may not represent the true market value of your home.
Each year, the county gives you the opportunity to submit evidence of an alternative value, which can lower your tax bill.
If you’re planning on protesting your property taxes this year, one question you should ask yourself is, “Should I use the eFile option to submit my property tax protest notice?”
The county has been advocating the use of eFile to cut down on administration costs; HOWEVER, there are some big risks when eFiling your protest, and you may not realize what it could cost you.
In the video above, Garry Wise co-owner of GoodLife Luxury, shares a short video tip to answer this very question, and his response may surprise you.
If you’d like to learn about the 7 steps to protest your property taxes, you can get started by visiting our blog post on this topic. Click here to read the post.
If you’d like for us to help you determine whether you should protest your property taxes, simply go to our online home value tool, complete the address form, and we’ll be in touch. Click Here to fill out our home value tool.
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