Property tax

To Avoid Shelter Skelter, Beware of Property Tax Reassessment Offers

Posted on 07/11/2013 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | Money & SavingsFor 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 …

The Takeaway: Local Governments Seize Homes Over Tiny Tax Debts

Posted on 07/10/2012 by |Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayOwing 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.