“You Deserve to Know” Property Tax Education Campaign Launches
Texas REALTORS® has launched the “You Deserve to Know” statewide initiative to educate property owners on how their property taxes are set and the new laws that improve property tax transparency for Texans.
The campaign cornerstone is knowyourtaxes.org, which has several useful resources:
- The Basics and FAQ: Easy-to-understand Property Tax 101 info
- New Laws: Materials explaining REALTOR®-supported Senate Bill 2 and the changes resulting from this monumental property tax reform legislation passed in 2019
- Resources: Shareable materials (infographic, palm card, and postcard)
- Lookup Tool: The highlight of KnowYourTaxes.org is the local lookup tool.
The local lookup tool directs property owners to the best source of information about the tax rates for their property. Every central appraisal district in the state is now required to create a website that will empower taxpayers with information to get engaged in the local tax-rate-setting process.
When property owners visit knowyourtaxes.org, they can select their county and go directly to the site that has information about their specific property.