2020 Property Tax Appeal Cycle

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On March 22, 2020, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins issued a Shelter In Place order for the county. Many small businesses were gravely impacted. The full order can be accessed here. Many residents are suddenly out of a job. How this will impact the 2020 property tax appeal cycle?

What will this mean for tax appeals?

Late last week, we began to hear from appraisal districts across the state about how the virus would impact their day-to-day operations. Here is what we know so far:

  • The Texas Governor has stopped short of ordering a shelter in place for the entire state and is instead allowing each county to make its own determination based on their circumstances. So each county is operating a little differently at this point in time. As far as we know, in-person hearings are postponed everywhere until further notice. Here are additional details that we have on the major N TX counties so far:
  • Dallas County – BPP return deadline extended to May 15th and the Freeport deadline extended to June 15th. Dallas County is closed for now, all operations ceased, due to the Shelter-In-Place order that was issued through at least April 3rd.
  • Collin County – office is closed to the public, and employees have been instructed to stay home through at least Mar 31. Some operations may be continuing with upper-level personnel, but that is unclear. 
  • Denton County – office is closed to the public, and employees have been instructed to stay home through at least Mar 31. Some operations may be continuing with upper-level personnel, but that is unclear.
  • Tarrant County – office is officially closed until the stay home and work safe order is lifted. TAD Personnel are available by email. They promise details coming soon regarding effects on the property tax calendar.

That’s all the information we have for now. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. The Kurz Group offices are closed with all personnel working from home. We are each available via email and voicemail. Each consultant is working diligently to prepare to appeal your values. This will ensure we are ready to go once the value notices are mailed. Once the process is more clearly defined, we will pass the information along to our clients.

Please contact us with any concerns or questions you may have regarding your 2020 commercial property tax appeals.

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