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Senior Citizen and Disabled Homeowner Property Tax Relief
In May, 2007, Texas voters approved Proposition 1 - a constitutional amendment providing property tax relief to elderly and disabled homeowners.  Planning for the approval of the constitutional amendment, legislators approved House Bill (HB) 5.  HB 5 provided tax relief to senior citizens and disabled persons by ensuring school tax ceilings were reduced proportionally to reflect school tax rate reductions granted to all other property owners.  During September 2007, the school tax ceiling amounts were recomputed and used in the 2007 property tax billing.  Elderly and disabled taxpayers can expect the same school tax ceiling amount to be used in the 2008 property tax billing unless they have made improvements in their home (other than normal repairs/maintenance) or they have moved to a new home.
For additional information, please contact Tarrant Appraisal District Exemptions Department at (817) 284-4063.
You may receive an urgent email which begins as follows:
Please read and pass on to all your Texas email friends as this applies to all voters.
Vote in May to keep the Homestead tax cap for 65 and over, even if you are not 65 yet.  If you are a Texas homeowner then this is important to you.  If not, it is important to your friends who are.
I am sending this email to everyone on my email address list who lives in Texas.  I want to be sure you are aware of a constitutional amendment that will be on the ballot at the May election.  It is an amendment to correct an error made by the lawmakers when they voted for a reduction in school property taxes in 2005.  When the lawmakers voted for a one-third reduction in school property taxes beginning in 2006 and to be completed this year, they forgot about the homestead exemption for senior citizens and people with disabilities.  The state constitution caps school property taxes for homeowners 65 years and older and those who are disabled.
This is an outdated email which has been circulating for several years.  This issue was resolved by HB5 in 2007 as mentioned above.

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