Real Values For Texas

 
 

Our Future Depends on Real Values


We the undersigned are Texans who believe our state’s property tax system is severely broken and it’s time to fix it.

When large commercial property owners shirk their responsibility, ordinary homeowners pay more property taxes to make up the difference.

Over the last five years, homeowners have carried the burden of approximately $5.6 billion more in property taxes because of Texas’s largest commercial property owners’ manipulation of the property tax system.

It’s time for big commercial property owners to pay property taxes on the real market values of their buildings. It’s time for Real Values for Texas.We the undersigned are Texans who believe our state’s property tax system is severely broken and it’s time to fix it. 
 
It's time for Real Values for Texas.


Petition Background

Homeowners and local communities across Texas are shouldering an unfair burden when large commercial property owners manipulate the property tax system to drive down their property values and property tax bills.

Large commercial property owners devote a lot of resources to driving down their property tax bill, and their efforts pay off.
 
Commercial properties in the state are being taxed at an average of only 60 percent of the actual value of their buildings, according to research by the Texas Association of Appraisal Districts and the Houston Chronicle.  
 
It is time for a fair property tax system that does not burden homeowners.
 
It’s time for Real Values for Texas. For more information visit: http://realvaluesfortexas.org 
 
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