So you are at the grocery store and the customer in front of you buys a gallon of milk for $2.63. Then comes your turn, and the cashier rings you up for the same gallon of milk for $4.00. You scratch your head and ask the cashier why your milk cost more even though you got it from the same shelf, it has the same label, and is the same brand as the previous customer’s milk. The cashier just shrugs and tells you that your milk costs $4.00 without explanation. Would you stand for that? Probably not, your going to contest that price because it is unfair. This is the problem that 60% of American home owners are facing according to the National Taxpayers Union. You may be one of the many tax payers who are simply over paying, and I am here to let you know that it is not something you have to deal with on your own.
Contesting your property taxes can be a daunting task, but may be well worth it in the end because you can be saving dollars up in the hundreds to thousands range every year. In some cases home owners much like in the “milk dilemma”, were paying much higher taxes for properties that had been assessed for almost identical values. When contesting your taxes, having access to other assessments of similar valued properties as your own, will help determine if you are paying higher property taxes than others. If you would like assistance determining if you are paying too much, please call Austin Holtzman (214)384-6787