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Everyone wants lower property taxes. Beware scams in which companies charge fees to dispute your property assessment. In many cases, you can challenge your property assessment on your own, free of charge, without expending a lot of time and effort. Experts recommend homeowners watch out for the following.How 3 Homeowners Fought Property Tax Bills
Declining house values create great opportunities for homeowners to contest their property tax bills and potentially save big money. Each jurisdiction has its own rules, procedures and deadlines to appeal property taxes. The bottom line is that a little research, communication and patience can pay off when you fight a property tax bill. To prove the point, here are three real-life stories of homeowners who have fought or are fighting their property tax assessments.6 Tips to Make a Case for Property Tax Cut
Good news for Americans facing eye-popping property taxes: You can fight city hall, or whichever government body sends you this annual economic albatross. The National Taxpayers Union estimated earlier this year that up to 60 percent of the country's real estate is assessed too high. Here's how to make sure you don't pay too much.Property Taxes too High? Get Help
If you think your home's assessed value is too high, you can appeal the tax assessor's verdict -- either on your own or with the help of a third party who will handle the grievance process for you.
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