Mar 13 2019 IN How To

In the state of Texas, property deadlines hang heavy on property owners. And with this year’s January 31st deadline come and gone, penalties and interest for missing that deadline are already growing for those who missed it.

There are some exceptions, but for the majority of homeowners in Texas, either you’ve paid your 2018 property taxes or you haven’t. And if you haven’t, a domino effect of serious issues begins, including:

● Interest payments
● Penalties
● The possibility of being sued
● Delinquent tax notices
● Difficulty selling your property in the future

Interest payments and penalties on delinquent taxes can really add up over time (up to 24% depending on the county). Even worse, the county tax collector may also decide to sue you in order to recoup the tax losses.

You may end up having to pay your property taxes, any additional penalties incurred, and the court costs. So, what are the remaining deadlines?

March 31
This is the last day to make 2nd payment on a quarter payment plan.

April 30
This is the last day to file an exemption application at Austin County Appraisal District

May 31
This is the last day to make 3rd payment on a quarter payment plan. This is the last day to file a protest with Austin County Appraisal District for the current year.

July 1
All delinquent accounts for the current year are turned over to the tax attorneys for collection. A collection penalty of 15% of the total unpaid balance is added to the current delinquent accounts.

July 25
The Chief Appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing units

July 31
This is the last day to make final payment on a payment plan.

September 25
This is the last day for taxing units to set the tax rate.

October 1
The current collection period begins. Tax Bills are mailed on or as soon as possible thereafter this date, throughout the county to real and personal property owners.

November 30
This is the last day to make the first payment on the half-payment option.

Bright Side?

At Propel Tax, we understand that life can be unpredictable, and unforeseen events can prevent you from being able to pay your property taxes on time.

Whether it is a loss of your job, unexpected medical bills, or a general economic downturn, we want you to know you’re not alone. This is why we are dedicated to delivering outstanding professional assistance for your residential property tax loans.

Propel will clear your debt from the government while offering extremely competitive interest rates that will be fixed for the life of your plan. What’s more, is there won’t be any upfront out-of-pocket costs. We understand money is tight and want to come up with a plan that works for your budget.

Before it’s too late, give us a call at 877.324.8445 or fill out this form and we’d be happy to provide you with the resources that you need to in order to have peace of mind.

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