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Important Deadlines


January 1

  • Date of value and exemption status, values and most exemptions are set as of Jan.1st

January 1-31

  • HCAD must send homestead exemption information card.

January 5-31

  • Appraisal districts mail out rendition forms to business owners.

January 31

  • Deadline to file correction to protest last year's assessed values under late protest provisions.
  • Last day to pay property taxes for current year without penalties and interest.
  • Last day for disabled or over-65 homeowners to request to pay property taxes in four equal installments and make the first installment.

February 1

  • Delinquency date for taxes. Tax bills paid after Jan. 31st will be subject to penalties and interest.

March 1-31

  • Suggested time to contact Novotny & Company regarding protests.

April 1

  • Last day for disabled or over-65 homeowners who were granted installment agreements by January 31 to pay their second installment of homestead property taxes.
  • Deadline to file a request with the chief appraiser for an extension to file for a charitable exemption.

April 15

  • Last day to file renditions for business personal property with appraisal districts. It is mandatory.

April 30

  • Deadline to apply for agriculture valuation exemption and free port exemption with HCAD.
  • Deadline to file for a charitable/ non profit exemption.

April 1-May 1

  • Notices of values sent out by appraisal districts.

May 15

  • Deadline to file extension on rendition for business personal property with appraisal districts.

May 31

  • Deadline to file protests of assessed value.
  • Last day for disabled or over-65 homeowners with installment agreements to pay their third installment of homestead property taxes.

June

  • General Protest Period

June 30

  • Last day to pay property taxes or obtain an installment agreement before the account is turned over to the County's tax attorney for collection. An additional 15-20% collection penalty is added to the normal penalties and interest.

July

  • Delinquent taxes incur total 12 percent penalty

July 3

  • Delinquent taxes may start accumulating additional penalty to pay collection costs

July 20

  • ARB must approve appraisal records by this date, but may not do so if more than 5 percent of the total appraised value remains under protest

July 25

  • Last day for Chief Appraiser to certify an appraisal roll to each taxing units' Assessor

July 31

  • Last day for disabled or over-65 homeowners with installment agreements to pay fourth installment of homestead property taxes.

August 1

  • The taxing units' Assessor submits the appraisal roll to its governing body.

August 31

  • Last day for property owners to give correct address (in writing) to the Harris County Appraisal District for their current year tax bill.

September 1 - December 3

  • Each jurisdiction sets it's own tax rates.
  • Tax bills issued; Litigation period generally begins

December 31

  • Last day to pay property taxes in order to receive a deduction on federal income tax return.

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