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Are You Paying too Much in Real Estate Taxes?

The attorneys of the Law Firm of KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE remind homeowners that they should have or soon will receive their TRIM Notice (property value and real estate taxes) from the Property Appraiser’s Office. If the Property Appraiser has over assessed your real estate, you may be paying too much in real estate taxes.

Although the TRIM notice is not a tax bill, it is intended to notify property owners of possible changes that may appear on the November tax bill. Therefore, property owners are encouraged to review the information carefully.

We encourage homeowners to pay particular attention to the Assessed Value of your property—called the Just Value on your TRIM notice. If it is your primary residence, it will be called the Save our Home (SOH) Assessed Value.

The deadline for filing an appeal will be on the TRIM Notice. This would include challenging an assessment or getting answers to questions regarding your proposed tax rates. Your TRIM Notice lists the hearing dates, locations and contact phone numbers for each taxing authority.

Our firm has been successful in appealing property assessments and reducing the real estate taxes for many property owners. If your commercial or residential property’s value exceeds $1.5 million, KALIS, KLEIMAN & WOLFE is available to assist you in appealing your property assessment. Our firm also has the experience to help establish agricultural exemptions as well as to handle appeals for agricultural exemptions and complex commercial properties.