We have taken somewhat of a break but are now fully back in the saddle getting organized for forums starting on Saturday, April 17th through the end of May, assisting homeowners on protesting their property taxes. (For details coming soon, please check back here and/or sign up to get our emails on right hand side of this page.)
10:30 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday), Brian Rodgers will address the Travis County Commissioner’s Court along with Chief Appraiser, Patrick Brown.
Rodgers, ChangeAustin.org co-founder, founder of CostofGrowth.com and a longtime commercial real estate investor himself, will discuss the under-valuation of large commercial properties in Travis County. Brown will respond and Rodgers will have an opportunity to rebut.
Property Location Sales Date Sales Price Tax Appraisal
16.8 acres Hwy 71/620 May 2007 $11.2 million $ 3.7 million
18.5 acres Comanche Tr. April 2006 $ 5.5 million $ 840,000
Downtown 401 Guadalupe March 2007 $ 4.8 million $ 1.07 million
Downtown 68-74 Rainey October 2007 $ 3.2 million $ 753,600
389 acres Hwy 71@FM 973 June 2006 $28.5 million $ 6.6 million
*** and many, many more examples available upon request ***
While homeowners pay 100% of our property taxes, large commercial owners (largely out-of-state speculators and big developers) have been getting a 40% property tax break — for years!
Why are Austin homeowners fighting for scraps at the tax appraisal hearings when the big guys get off the hook?
“The Appraisal District actually threatened me that if I kept pressing my point to lower the appraisal on my home, they would raise it!” – an Anonymous Travis County citizen.
Is this is why 95,000 Travis County residents are
protesting their property taxes?
Join us for an old-fashioned tax protest!
Thursday, July 16th, High Noon
Travis Central Appraisal District Offices Outside
8314 Cross Park Drive, Austin, TX 78754
Bring your kids, your dogs, your pitch forks and don’t forget yourself!!!
Sponsored by ChangeAustin.org
512-383-8484 *** Contact@ChangeAustin.org