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2015-02-19

CAD - render taxable property by April 15

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If you own tangible personal property such as computers, desks, chairs, office supplies and vehicles that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Central Appraisal District of Bandera County by April 15.
A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year that was used in or for your business. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer's equipment used for farming.
"The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values," said Chief Appraiser Wendy Grams.
You can also file a report of decreased value to notify the appraisal district of significant depreciation of your property. "For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The appraisal district will look at your property before assigning a value in 2015," Grams added.
The last day to file a rendition or report of decreased value is April 15, 2015. If a rendition is filed late or incomplete or not at all, a 10 percent to 50 percent penalty may be imposed.
Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before April 15 to receive an automatic extension to May 15 or the next business day. The chief appraiser may also grant an additional 15 days after the postponed deadline, if necessary.
For more information about rendering property, deadline extensions, penalties and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Central Appraisal District of Bandera County, 1206 Main Street, in Bandera or call 830-796-3039. Information is also available at www.banderaproptax.org and from the website of the Comptroller's Property Tax Assistance Division, www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/.