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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 […]