Achieve an Accurate Property Value Assessment
Each year, many commercial property owners pay property tax based on an appraised value that is too high or not equal and uniform. You have rights as a commercial property owner in Texas. The Texas Tax Code allows you to protest the value rendered by the Appraisal District. This initial phase is often daunting and confusing. We suggest that you hire an experienced property tax consultant to aid you in this process. There are many deadlines and requirements that must be followed when protesting your property's value. If your tax consultant cannot reduce your commercial property's value to a satisfactory amount, then you are essentially left with one option, file an appeal.
Preston J. Dugas is a property tax attorney who has filed hundreds of property tax appeals all over the State of Texas and has achieved highly successful outcomes for clients including two jury trial verdicts that significantly reduced our clients commercial property value.
Our office in Fort Worth, TX, can ensure that your property is appraised accurately. Time is of the essence when it comes to property tax disputes, and we urge you to call our office at (817) 945-3061 or contact us online as soon as possible to discuss your appeal.
More information about your right to protest and appeal can be found on the Texas Comptroller's website.
Texas Property Tax Law
We understand the financial burden that an annual property tax can have on you and your family, especially if you feel that your property is appraised inaccurately. Once your property evaluation is issued in May, you will have 30 days to file a protest in front of the appraisal review board. The review board is typically made up of ordinary citizens with no property tax experience who are charged with determining the value of your commercial or private property. Therefore, it is important to have a lawyer on your side who can provide a more accurate assessment.
In most cases, the appraisal review board will reach the same decision as the appraisal district regarding the value of your property. When they do, it is your responsibility to file an appeal. Mr. Dugas can help you file an appeal demonstrating the true value of your property, which can reduce the amount of taxes that you will be responsible for paying.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our firm is dedicated to serving your best interests, and we have helped clients achieve fair results for more than a decade.
Mr. Dugas has been voted a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine since 2010.
When building your case, we can determine whether any Texas property tax system administrative codes were broken in the process of evaluating your property. Your home or commercial property is evaluated using standard details such as square footage and location. However, there are other important environmental, socioeconomic, and political factors that can influence the value of your property and your property tax. Mr. Dugas works with knowledgeable professionals to ensure that every detail of your property is taken into account and that your property is evaluated fairly and accurately.
Why Choose Mr. Dugas?
Mr. Dugas has taken multiple property tax lawsuits to trial and has been highly successful in either achieving recognition of the value he and his team determined, or persuading the jury to split the difference. In addition, he works with tax consultants and other authorities to help you achieve a more satisfying outcome. To further enhance the client experience, we offer free consultations and work on a contingency fee basis. We collect no fees unless we are able to achieve success on your behalf. While Mr. Dugas is working on your case, you can expect constant communication to help you feel at ease.
Call Us for a Free Review
Mr. Dugas has been voted a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine since 2010. With his help, you can avoid paying more taxes than you actually owe. To schedule your complimentary consultation, call our office at (817) 945-3061 or submit an online contact form.
“Preston won my trust. He kept in close contact with me throughout the entire process. He went above and beyond to make sure that I understood everything that was going on. I am so pleased with his work and without a shadow of a doubt, I think he is one awesome attorney. I would refer my family and friends who live in Texas and the surrounding areas to his practice.” Jacqueline S.