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Property Owners Should Soon Start Receiving Appraisal Notices for the 2017 Tax Year

If your property value increased in the last year, you will soon receive an appraisal notice from the Rains County Appraisal District. The appraisal district mailed about 14,000 appraisal notices  around  April 15 Your city, county, school district and other local taxing units will use the appraisal district’s value to set your 2017 property taxes. […]

Updated Property Tax Information Now Available for Texas Taxpayers

New and updated property tax information has just been compiled by Rains County Appraisal District) and is available now to assist taxpayers. This property tax information is current and covers a wide range of topics, such as taxpayer remedies, exemptions and appraisals, and is of value to select groups, such as disabled veterans and persons […]

Property Owners Can Protest Property Appraisal Values

Property owners who disagree with the Rains County Appraisal District’s appraisal of their property for local taxes or for any other action that adversely affects them may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s Appraisal Review Board (ARB). A property owner must file a written notice of protest before May 31, 2016 or within […]

Deferred Property Tax Payments

Texans who are age 65 or older or who are disabled as defined by law may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Rains County Appraisal District office. Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred — but not cancelled — as long […]

Property Taxes on Farms and Ranches Could be Reduced with Productivity Appraisal

For Immediate Release   Property Taxes on Farms and Ranches Could be Reduced with Productivity Appraisal   Texas farmers and ranchers can be granted property tax relief on their land. They may apply to the Rains County Appraisal District for agricultural productivity appraisal and for a lower appraisal of their land based on how much they […]

Disabled Veterans May Qualify to Have Some or All of Their Property Taxes Waived

For Immediate Release Disabled Veterans May Qualify to Have Some or All of Their Property Taxes Waived Veterans with a service connected disability are encouraged to file an exemption form to have their 2016 property taxes lowered. Some veterans may even qualify for a 100 percent exemption of their taxes. Texas law provides partial exemptions […]

Homeowners Have Payment Options for Property Taxes on Appreciating Home Values

Texas homeowners may postpone paying the currently delinquent property taxes due on the appreciating value of their homes by taking advantage of a payment option called “residence homestead tax deferral” and filing a tax deferral affidavit at the Rains County Appraisal District. This tax relief allows homeowners to pay the property taxes on 105 percent […]

Non-Profits and Some Businesses Face April 30 Deadline to File for Property Tax Exemptions

For Immediate Release Non-Profits and Some Businesses Face April 30 Deadline to File for Property Tax Exemptions Non-profit organizations that qualify under Texas law to receive property tax exemptions must apply to the [Name] County Appraisal District by April 30. The April 30 deadline also applies to businesses that receive tax abatements granted by taxing […]