County holds seminar on property tax protesting

Taxpayers have till July 5 to file protests

Pleasanton Specific Employees

Michael Berlanga, CPA, walked Atascosa County taxpayers by means of the property tax protesting course of throughout a free seminar on June 24. DIANA GUTHRIE | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Atascosa County Commissioners Court docket together with County Decide Bob Hurley and District 6 Pleasanton Councilmember Jeanne Israel sponsored a free Property Tax Protest Seminar final Thursday. American Legion Put up #436 hosted the occasion at no cost at their constructing. The aim of the seminar was to tell native taxpayers about their property evaluations, taxation and tips on how to submit a written protest to the appraisal district.

This seminar was not held by official Atascosa Central Appraisal District workers and the content material was not in any means associated to them straight.

Michael Berlanga, a licensed public accountant (CPA) from Bexar County, led the seminar and knowledgeable taxpayers that they’ve till July 5 to submit protest kinds to their appraisal district. Berlanga offered a kind to taxpayers in attendance and walked them by means of tips on how to protest their property valuations. A significant key issue to filling out the shape was requesting an proof packet.

“It’s good to fill in the place it says, present information which will assist resolve the protest. You say, ‘Please ship an proof packet to me. I’ve no information to current right now.’ Does anybody notice you’ve the precise to the county’s proof, the precise to the county’s argument?” stated Berlanga. A present of arms revealed that hardly anybody knew. “You might have a proper to protest your property taxes and have your case heard by the Appraisal Evaluation Board.”

Berlanga defined that if in case you have already submitted your protest kind, you’ll be able to return and request an proof packet. He really helpful sending the appraisal district an electronic mail and copying him on it as properly.

Taxpayers can request a duplicate of Berlanga’s slide present presentation by merely emailing him at michael@re-no.web or name him at 210-273-1177. You may as well be a part of the Fb group “Atascosa County Taxpayers Affiliation” the place you’ll be able to discuss with native taxpayers.

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