PLANO TAX LITIGATION
Tax based on the value of real estate or personal property is referred to as ad valorem tax. Property taxes generally are imposed annually and are determined by a county assessor’s appraisal of real property. Local officials then set tax rates and collect taxes in accordance with a process governed by state law.
It is not unusual for property owners to disagree with an appraisal of a property’s value, dispute a tax assessment or find an error in an appraisal or tax record. As a property owner, you have rights and remedies for times when you believe:
- an assessment is out of line with other comparable property,
- an applicable exemption was denied,
- a property was taxed by the wrong taxing unit,
- an appraisal record shows the wrong owner,
- an appraiser wrongly determines when land was taken out of agricultural or timber use,
- other discrepancies exist.
At the law firm of Fuller & Eason, we represent property owners in reviewing and appealing real estate tax assessments in towns and communities throughout the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex, including Carrollton, Garland, Irving, Plano and Richardson.
Our firm’s clients include homeowners, investors, privately held entities, REITS, not-for-profit organizations and major corporations. Such clients own developed, undeveloped and agricultural land as well as commercial property, including office buildings, hotels, apartments, shopping malls, and industrial, warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
Our firm offers legal services to ensure the fair and equitable allocation and assessment of property taxes, which include:
- filing appraisal protests,
- representing you at appraisal review board hearings,
- litigating to minimize real-property tax liability,
- defending against delinquent taxes when a county files a lawsuit.
Attorney Steve Eason has broad experience litigating real estate values at all levels of review and appeal, from the initial administrative review through the trial courts and courts of appeal in Texas. Mr. Eason has successfully obtained substantial real estate tax savings and tax refunds for his clients.
When you have questions about the Texas Property Tax Code or the administrative process of protest or you need legal help to secure an accurate, equitable valuation and tax rate on your real estate, we encourage you to contact Fuller & Eason. Call our office at 214-380-4001 to arrange an appointment with Steven Eason.
The Texas attorneys at Fuller & Eason offer legal services for individuals and businesses in Collin, Dallas, Rockwall and Tarrant counties and in surrounding counties.