Late Protests may be filed for the following reasons:
Late protests based on Over-Appraisal of property may be filed as late as Jan 31 following the Tax Year, e.g., for 2004 taxes, the Late Protest must be filed by January 31, 2005.
To be successful in a Late Appeal based on an over-appraisal, known as a 25.25D Protest, the property must:
We have had good success in reducing the taxes for many of our clients in Over-Appraisal situations using the Late Protest process. Call us if you believe that your home may qualify.
Late protests based on Clerical Errors may be filed at any time the error is discovered, even if a hearing has already been held. Clerical errors may be corrected for the current tax year and the five (5) preceding years.
We have been successful in obtaining refunds for up to six prior years for many of our clients based on square footage errors, pools/buildings removed or changed, etc.
A protest based on not receiving notices from the Appraisal District may be filed at any time, and if successfully proven, will result in a hearing being granted.
Technically, this is a “Failure to Give Notice” hearing, and the only requirement on the part of the Appraisal District is to prove that they mailed the notice to the correct owner at the last known address. Call us to discuss in more detail.