In many cases, property taxes are one of the largest tax bills we receive each year. We pay property taxes to fund our local governments and provide support to necessary programs in our areas such as schools, fire departments, police departments and even for items like maintaining roads. But, what if your tax bill is just too high and you find you can’t afford to pay property taxes this year?
First of all, you should look at the tax assessor’s valuation of your home. The value of your home as determined by the tax assessor is what determines how you will be taxed, and these property valuations are somewhat subjective. If you feel that your property has been over-valued, you can appeal the valuation. If you win your appeal, you’ll pay property taxes on this new, lower valuation, which will reduce your tax bill.