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By eg blogger on 2/15/2012 8:08 AM

Texas Senator Steve Ogden continues to push his proposal for a statewide property tax to pay for the public education inequities.  However any proposal for a statewide property tax would require significant debate, which has yet to happen.

By eg blogger on 2/6/2012 10:15 AM

The unfortunate, but necessary evil of property tax relates to what happens when a property owner cannot pay the property taxes and becomes delinquent on tax payments.  Under the Texas Property Tax Code, the taxing entities are able to (and often do) foreclose on the properties.

By eg blogger on 1/28/2012 2:07 PM
The Tax Foundation of Washington D.C. recently released a report ranking states by the most "tax-friendly" to the least.  Texas ranked in the top 10, while states like California, New York, and New Jersey ranked as some of the least-friendliest states.

By eg blogger on 1/20/2012 12:10 PM

Estes & Gandhi, P.C. and Colliers International are teaming up with Comerica Bank and Associatitle to hold the 2012 Annual Property Tax Prospectus on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.  For the invitation and more information on this event, check out our News & Events page.

By eg blogger on 1/18/2012 9:10 AM
The Wikipedia blackout today may not be so "blacked-out" after all.
By eg blogger on 10/27/2011 10:41 PM

Adding yet another two major school districts to the list against the State, the Houston Independent School District board has unanimously voted to join the lawsuit against the State of Texas regarding school financing inequities.  In addition, Austin Indpendend School District has also joined the litigation.  The number of school districts are beginning to add up from the original seven named in the suit and now include districts such as Angelina, Fort Bend, Pearland, and Houston.  Others are still expected to join.

By eg blogger on 10/26/2011 9:00 AM

The North Dakota Legislature has proposed a constitutional amendment that would completely abolish property taxes in the state.  This would be the first state to do away with property taxes completely.  A referendum vote will be held in June 2012 to determine whther or not North Dakota abolishes the tax.

By eg blogger on 10/25/2011 7:46 AM

On November 8, proposed constitutional amendments will be going up for vote by the citizens of Texas.  One of those bills (Proposition 8), would enact a law that encourages land owners to conserve water and improve water quality in Texas by providing them a property tax benefit.

By eg blogger on 10/24/2011 7:36 AM

The Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, Hotel Association of Greater Houston, and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association conduct an annual trade show for hotel owners in Texas.  This year, the trade show will be held on October 25, 2011 at the Crowne Plaza Houston Medical Center.  As always, Estes & Gandhi, P.C. will be represented with a booth at the venue.  So we would like to invite you to come by for valuable education, prizes, and information about us.  Admission is free for member and non-member hotel owners.  For more information or to register for this event, please click here.

By eg blogger on 10/12/2011 8:23 AM

To follow up on previous blog posts, on Monday, October 10, 2011 (ironically Columbus Day), the Texas Taxpayer & Student Fairness Coalition officially filed its lawsuit against the State of Texas in Travis County district court.  The lawsuit is meant to challenge that the current state’s public finance system as unconstitutional because it does not treat each school equitably.  The Coalition and named Plaintiffs are represented by Richard Gray of Gray & Becker, P.C.

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