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Using A Property Attorney And What Affects The Taxes

Jan 15, 2008
A property tax attorney can help you if you owe delinquent property taxes. They can help you save your property from a property tax auction. Whether you need an attorney for fighting a high assessment value or for help establishing a payment plane to pay delinquent taxes, you should find one that specializes in these areas. A divorce lawyer or a estate lawyer may not be the best choice in this case. You need someone that understands the tax laws, and has dealt with property tax issues. This will benefit you more than you could understand. Someone that knows the tax laws is more qualified.

The property tax attorney will need all the available documents. The attorney will more than likely ask a private company to do another assessment of the property. This just ensures that you have grounds for an appeal. If the private company finds the assessment to be accurate, you might need to reconsider your appeal.

The tax money

What does the school district do with the money? The school districts use the money to pay teachers, supervisors and custodians. They money is also used towards school lunch programs as well as the new breakfast programs some schools offer. Anything related to building a school, up keep and remodeling is all funded with tax dollars. Some of the money is used for books and other supplies needed in the school for computer classes, woodshop, home economics and science materials. The money spent by schools is for bettering the education of children.

Different states choose a committee for their property tax matters. The committee then votes on the use of the money, either grants or denies the use of the funds. In some cases, a small portion of the funds requested may be released depending on how the committee votes. All funds are voted on before being released to any district that has money set aside.

What is it that really affects taxes?

One thing that affects your property taxes is the assessed value of your property. Many states call this the market value of your property. Although fair market value and the assessed value of your property are different, this does affect your property tax. If your property is compared to other properties of the same structure in your area that have sold or been built, you may see an increase in you assessed value of the property, which when used for calculations will raise your property tax. This makes some property owners outraged because they know they could never sell the property for that amount of money.

But for the most part, I have to say that you have no way to avoid the increase in tax or paying the tax. But you can use an appeal process depending on which part of your tax bill you are questioning.
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