Archive for November, 2015

A quiet but important victory for Texas taxpayers – by Mark Lehman

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

We finally have some good news for taxpayers. Last August, with great fanfare and intense media coverage, the City of Austin filed a lawsuit against the Travis County Central Appraisal District in an attempt to rewrite Texas law regarding the state’s property tax system, which says all taxpayers must be treated in an “equal and uniform” […]

Texas Voters Support Tax Relief for Homeowners

Friday, November 6th, 2015

State Proposition 1 passed with 86% of the vote. This resounding victory will save the state’s current and future homeowners money in two ways: The homestead exemption will increase from $15,000 to $25,000, reducing homeowners’ property-tax burden. Passage of this proposition also means real estate transfer taxes are constitutionally prohibited, which saves consumers money when they […]