Grayson Central Appraisal District News Release
For additional information contact GCAD, (903) 893-9676 ________________________________________________________________
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS
Persons who own and occupy their primary residence on January 1, 2013, may claim their home as a residential homestead. The filing of this document is only necessary if the homeowner has changed homesteads since January 1, 2012 or has become eligible for additional exemptions as described below in this publication:
All applications submitted MUST included:
1) a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license or state-issued personal identification certificate; and
2) a copy of the applicant’s vehicle registration receipt; or
a) if the applicant does not own a vehicle, an affidavit to that effect signed by the applicant; and
b) a copy of a utility bill in the applicant’s name for the property for which exemption is sought.
Additionally, by law, an application may not be approved for exemption unless the address on the driver’s license or state-
issued personal identification certificate corresponds to the address on the applicant’s vehicle registration receipt or utility bill AND the address indicated on the application form for which exemption is sought.
Any property owner who received allowances or for which they were not entitled, must notify the Grayson Central Appraisal District in writing before May 1, 2013.
PERSONS WHO ARE OVER 65 YEARS OF AGE OR DISABLED PERSONS
100% DISABLED VETERANS EXEMPTIONS
Veterans who are 100% service connected disabled and who receive from the US Dept of Veterans Affairs (1) 100% disability compensation; and (2) a rating of 100% disabled (or) a determination of individual unemployability from the US Dept of Veterans Affairs. Applicants must furnish an award letter issued by the US Dept of Veteran’s Affairs confirming these qualifications. This exemption may be carried on the veteran’s residence homestead only and is extended to a surviving spouse of the veteran effective 2009. Other restrictions may apply.
DISABLED VETERANS NOT RECEIVING COMPENSATION or 100% RATING
Veterans who have been declared partially disabled on a percentage award basis by the US Dept of Veteran’s Affairs are eligible for additional exemptions on property they own. This must be a service connected disability. Applicants must furnish a declaration letter from the Veteran’s Administration showing their disability percentage rating. This exemption may be extended to qualified spouses and survivors of deceased disabled veterans and veterans who died on active duty.
FARM AND RANCH OWNERS
Farmers and ranchers may be entitled to receive an alternate method of appraisal determined by the farm income to the property. This method is available to farms and ranches commercially raising crops or livestock or which are used as a wildlife habitat under State guidelines. You must resubmit your agricultural application if you (1) have sold acreage which received an agricultural allowance for the previous year (2) you have purchased additional acreage and wish to claim agricultural use for the current year, or (3) are requested to file by the Chief Appraiser.
AGRICULGURAL APPRAISAL APPLICATIONS
If you were mailed an application form to submit for 2013, you must complete and file the application with the Grayson Central Appraisal District by April 30, 2013 or you will lose the agricultural allowance. Any property owner who received allowances or for which they were not entitled, must notify the Grayson Central Appraisal District in writing before May 1st.
REAL PROPERTY RENDITIONS
A “Rendition” is a report to the appraisal district that lists all the taxable property you owned and controlled on January 1st. Your rendition gives your opinion of your property’s value, correct mailing address and any significant information you wish to share regarding your property’s condition. The appraisal district must notify you in writing of any value change and explain how you can protest the value to the Appraisal Review Board. Rendition filing deadline is April 15h 2013.
BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY RENDITIONS
If a business owns tangible personal property that is used to produce income, the business must file a rendition with the Grayson Central Appraisal District by a specific date. Personal property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. State law requires the filing of a rendition declaring what types of business personal property that a person or company owns. Failure to file the rendition will result in a 10% penalty. If a fraudulent rendition is filed a 50% penalty is mandated. Rendition filing deadline is April 15h 2013.
NON-PROFIT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS
Non-profit charitable organizations that meet statutory requirements for (1) the use of the property and; (2) the charitable organizational purpose, my seek property tax exemption and must make application to the Grayson Central Appraisal District by a
BUSINESS ABATEMENTS, POLLUTION CONTROL,
Businesses that receive tax abatements granted by taxing units, firms that ship inventory out of
If a taxpayer’s property value increased in the last year, the
PROTESTING PROPERTY APPRAISAL VALUES
Property owners who disagree with the appraisal district’s appraisal of their property may protest their property value to the appraisal district’s appraisal review board (ARB).
PROPERTY TAXPAYER REMEDIES
This Comptroller publication explains in detail how to protest a property appraisal, what issues the appraisal review board (ARB) can consider and what to expect during a protest hearing. The publication also discusses the option of taking a taxpayer’s case to district court or entering into binding arbitration if the taxpayer is dissatisfied with the outcome of the ARB hearing. Property Taxpayer Remedies
All property tax forms, applications and affidavits are available through our website or by contacting the: Grayson Central Appraisal District,
Additional information is also available from the State Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division website or by contacting the Texas Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division at (800) 252-9121.
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