Texas REALTORS® support property tax reforms in Senate Bill 669

May 20, 2017

Today, the Texas Association of REALTORS® announced its strong support for the property tax reforms provided in Senate Bill 669 by Chairman Jane Nelson, as amended by the Texas House.

2017 Texas Association of REALTORS® Chairman Vicki Fullerton explained that House’s version of Senate Bill 669, as amended by Chairman Dennis Bonnen, ends the common practice of local elected officials misleading taxpayers when budgets are adopted at the local level.

By creating an enhanced taxpayer-notification system and improving how property tax data is collected and publicized, property owners will be able to engage their local governments at the very beginning of the rate-setting process.

“We are very pleased with Chairman Bonnen’s session-long effort to add transparency and honesty to the Texas property tax system. It’s been a long battle and the Texas Legislature is very close to ending the Hidden Property Tax.

“We believe SB 669 provides taxpayers with the transparency they deserve during the property tax-rate setting process and we hope the Texas Legislature agrees this bill will improve the property tax system,” Fullerton said.

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