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For many homeowners, property tax bills are mailed in July or August. So now’s the time to watch out for an annual come-on that can ding your bank account: offers to help you pay less in property taxes by getting a property reassessment. Before you bite, know how you can get bitten. First, realize how these offers work: Private companies simply charge $200 or more for what you can do yourself, often for free – filing paperwork at the local …
Owing as little as $400 in unpaid property taxes has gotten some American homeowners booted from their houses, according to a report released today by the National Consumer Law Center.