To Avoid Shelter Skelter, Beware of Property Tax Reassessment Offers

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 …

The Takeaway: Local Governments Seize Homes Over Tiny Tax Debts

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.