Property Value Study Appeals & Audits

Our property value study professionals started their careers with the Texas Comptroller, arguing on the state’s behalf. Their knowledge and experience provides us with all of the resources necessary to reduce state assigned taxable values.

When a school district hires us, we examine the data used to make the state’s determination and analyze each category in the report. We photograph and inspect the property, talk to property owners, obtain signed affidavits and review appraisal and sales information.

We also work to secure as much additional state aid for our clients as possible. If a school district’s taxable value has declined, we can petition the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division to perform a taxable value audit. A favorable ruling can result in additional state aid or a reduction in recapture payments.

Our professional services include:
• Appeal preparation and submission
• Review of Comptroller value estimate and ratios
• Appraisal district productivity value consultation
• Detailed local data review
• Legal representation in all matters involving value study issues
• Complete progress reports of the appeal process
• Taxable value audit preparation and submission

School Finance Consulting

Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins and Mott, LLP has extensive experience in Texas school finance consultation.

Our professional services include:
• Consultation on issues of specific importance and concern to the superintendent or designee.
• E-mail updates on school finance issues of general interest and concern.
• Advocacy and intervention for and on behalf of the district with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and other rule-making/regulatory entities as needed or requested.
• Technical assistance to the superintendent or designee with revenue estimates; wealth equalization estimates, if applicable; tax rate estimates and a tax rate notice for required publication purposes using the state funding template.
• Training for school board members and school administrators.
• Other services customized to the unique needs of a district, upon request.