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How your house is (mis)appraised
Travis County uses a mass appraisal system to tax thousands of homeowners at once. You could be taxed thousands more than you deserve!
According to the website of Susan Combs, Comptroller of Public Accounts, the Travis County Appraisal District “uses mass appraisal to appraise large numbers of properties.” Taxes are based on statistics from houses with a similar age and build to yours. This is combined with statistics from recent property sales. This determines “typical property…[for] all the properties in the class.” This means a computer program with incorrect data computes your properties taxable value. The result: inflated tax values and excessive taxation.