If you’re a Texas landowner, you’re in good company; 97 percent of our state is privately owned and managed. Accompanying the thrill of owning property in Texas, though, is that all-too-familiar sting of the state’s high property taxes, which begs the question—how can landowners maximize the use of their property?
Selling your land can feel like a daunting undertaking, especially when it comes to taxes. Here are some of the most important tax consequences and potential savings strategies to be aware of if you’re preparing to sell your property.
If you’re a landowner seeking to balance land use with conservation, and you want to make sure your vision for your property remains intact beyond your lifetime, consider setting up a conservation easement.
The largest overhaul of the U.S. tax code in three decades went into effect this year, impacting farmers, ranchers and other rural landowners in a variety of ways. For the most part, financial experts anticipate benefits for these groups.
As the year winds down, you’re probably already thinking about your New Year’s resolutions. If one of them is to keep better track of your finances, this is the time to look back at your records and prepare for tax season or a major purchase.
Written by Mary Jane Robinson, CPA The decision to own ranch property may be a lifelong dream. It can be ...
On November 4th, 2015, Texas’s Statewide Proposition 1 for homestead exemption passed with 86% of the vote. Thanks to strong ...
While agricultural tax valuation is fairly common, Texas landowners have a unique opportunity to qualify for wildlife management valuation.
Oh, the excitement you feel the moment you purchase your first piece of land. You’re filled with plans for the ...
There has been a lot of talk about the need to reform our huge and complicated tax code. Like most things in life, the tax code is neither all good nor all bad. As much as we hate taxes, we like many of the things they pay for, such as public schools, highways and national parks.
Few long-term investments can match land for added income potential and enjoyment.
Ruben Cantu and Greg Simons of Wildlife Consultants offer their expert advice on 1-d-1 valuations and implications for property and land owners' taxes.
Expert advice regarding rural property taxes in Texas