Each January the Appraisal District sends a variety of applications to property owners. Each application has a specific deadline to file the form in order for it to be considered timely filed. Below is a recap of those deadlines.
Business Personal Property (BPP) Renditions: Any owner of a business must render their BPP used in the production of income. Failure to render timely results in a nondiscretionary penalty imposed on the tax. The deadline to file is April 17, 2017.
Agricultural Properties: Application Deadline for 1-d-1 (Open Space) Special Appraisal is May 1, 2017 in order to be considered timely filed. Property owners may file late but with penalty. The absolute deadline to file for agriculture is before the Appraisal Review Board approves the appraisal records (typically around July 17 but not later than July 20). After that time, the land is ineligible for 2017.
Properties receiving agricultural special appraisal which are enrolled in Wildlife will be mailed the Texas Parks and Wildlife Annual Report. The Annual Report must be completed and returned by May 1, 2017 in order for the special appraisal to continue.
Homestead Applications: Owners are encouraged to complete and return the homestead application by May 1, 2017. The property must be the principle residence of the new owner as of Jan 1, 2017 and must match the address indicated on the property owner’s Texas Driver License.
Owners are encouraged to not delay in submitting any of the forms mentioned above. Applications and/or renditions are mailed to the most recent address filed with the Appraisal District. Property owners should make certain the Appraisal District has the correct mailing address on file. If you have recently acquired property, the mailing address the Appraisal District will use is the address indicated on the deed. If the address listed on the deed is not your current mailing address, please contact the Appraisal District to obtain a change of address form or at www.fannincad.org and click the “Contact Us” tab to submit the address change online. Changes of address must be submitted in writing. Contact the Appraisal District @ (903) 583-8701 for details.
Michael R. Jones