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Recent Property Tax Cases

Posted by: Roy Armstrong | Jun 12, 2018

RECENT PROPERTY TAX CASES Last updated: June 11, 2018 Bosque Disposal Systems, LLC v. Parker County Appraisal District 2018 WL 23782810 (Tex., May 25, 2018) Issues: Appraising property in component parts Bosque owned land on which a saltwater disposal well was located. The well, used to dispose of waste water from oil…

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Recent Attorney General's Opinions

Posted by: Roy Armstrong | Jun 11, 2018

Attorney General's Opinions Last updated - June 11, 2018 Opinion No. KP-0192 April 23, 2018 Issues: Reappraisal following disaster In this opinion, the A.G. addresses some questions related to reappraisals following Hurricane Harvey. The first question concerned the reappraisal costs that an appraisal district may…

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Due Process of Law

Posted by: Roy Armstrong | Feb 12, 2018

Appraisal Review Boards perform the important function of providing due process for property owners in connection with their property taxes. But, what exactly does due process mean?  The term is used and misused often. I found a good article on due process on the vox.com website. Here's the link: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2018/2/11/16999466/what-is-due-process-trump …

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The 2017 Special Session

Posted by: Roy Armstrong | Aug 16, 2017

Click the link to view. http://texasarb.com/uploads/files/AA_2017_Bill_summaries_8-16-17.pdf

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PropertyTax Bills in the 2017 Legislature

Posted by: Roy Armstrong | Jun 20, 2017

Click the link to view. http://texasarb.com/uploads/files/AA_Bill_Summaries_6-19-17.pdf

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Decision-Making Fatigue

Posted by: Roy Armstrong | Sep 29, 2011

ARB members often have to make many tough decisions in a day. Making decisions is more tiring that people think. I recommend this article from the New York Times. It starts by explaining why a parole board tends to be more lenient early in the day and tougher as the day wears on. ARB members may be subject to the same…

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