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Old 11-08-2009, 07:28 AM
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There was a situation here in Bexar County a few years ago that affected people who receive the Over-65 exemption on their property taxes, and had made new improvements to their property.

Although taxes are frozen by some entities for recipients of the Over-65 exemption, new improvements to the property will result in taxes being "thawed" so that the new improvements can be assessed and added to the tax bills, and then "frozen" again unless future improvements are made. But a software glitch in the County's computer program was not adding additional dollar assessments to senior's tax bills, although appraisal notices properly listed the addition of the new improvements.

When the County discovered the glitch, recipients of the Over-65 exemption who had made new improvements were sent a letter of explanation, along with a bill for back taxes that had erroneously not been billed in prior years.

In my Mom's case this amounted to a few hundred dollars for a minor new improvement to her modest home, but nothing could be done about it.
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Old 11-09-2009, 05:47 AM
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Don't be silly. This isn't North Korea yet. If the local unit made an error which caused someone to pay excess taxes, the owner may ask for a refund. [mod] no advertising [/mod]

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