- Chief Appraisers Will Send Notices
of Appraised Value in Letter Form
- Rylander Reports
- Sample Letter of Appraisal
- Heavy Equipment Dealers Report
Leased or Rented Inventory
- ARB Seminars Begin March 7
- 2000 ARB Training Course Dates and Locations
- Texans Pass Two Constitutional Amendments
Addressing Local Property Taxation
- Attorney General Issues Opinions on
VIT Escrow Accounts, Other Areas
- 8 of 11 School Districts Succeed in
1999 Tax Rate Rollback Elections
ARB Seminars Begin March 7
During March and April, the Comptroller's Property Tax Division (PTD) will conduct appraisal review board (ARB) training seminars in 22 locations. ARB members must complete a Comptroller's training course before they can participate in ARB hearings.2000 Schedule
Section 5.041, Property Tax Code, requires the Comptroller to supervise a training course for ARB members. Those ARB members that attended a 1998 or 1999 ARB training course do not have to attend another training course in 2000. The certificate issued in those years is proof of completing the requirement for those ARB members. Any ARB member that attended a course in a previous year may attend this year for review, if he or she so chooses.
The 2000 course will be similar to the preceding years and will focus on acquainting ARB members with their responsibilities, Property Tax Code requirements and court decisions. The Comptroller's Appraisal Review Board Manual will serve as the course text, and the Comptroller's PTD staff will teach the required training course.
A complete listing of the 22 seminar dates and locations appeared in the December STATEMENT and also in this issue. Each one-day seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. Attendees will be on their own for lunch. Each seminar will conclude around 4:00 that afternoon.Registration
Persons planning to attend an ARB seminar will need to download and print the registration form.* The $10 registration fee is required to be paid in advance of the seminar. Meeting room size limits attendance at each seminar to about 100. The registration deadline for all seminars is February 15, 2000.
The seminars are also open to taxpayers and appraisal district staff. ARB members, however, will receive priority at registration. Others will be registered on a first-come, first-serve basis as room size permits.
If the appraisal district board of directors has not appointed all ARB members by the registration deadline, simply write "To Be Appointed" in the space for the ARB member's name.
If you have any questions, please call the PTD's technical assistance hotline at 1-800-252-9121. In Austin, call 305-9999. Or, e-mail questions to email@example.com.
* All forms are PDF files. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will need to download it to view and print the forms.