The Gallagher Firm

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Early Bird Registration!

New for 2024 — The Gallagher Firm, PLLC announces Early Bird Registration! Early Bird Registration will open soon, and by taking advantage of this you’ll enjoy the benefits of last year’s pricing (based on your 2023 market value) and a generous 15% discount! 

Please note, Early Bird Registration will close when Tarrant Appraisal District publishes 2024 market values and does not qualify for the guarantee (since there is no way to determine whether or not your 2024 market and appraised values will be within the required parameters).

 

Over-65 Program

The Gallagher Firm, PLLC announced its new Over-65 Program in 2021. The Firm, in an effort to keep Tarrant County Property Values in check county-wide, began offering free representation to those Tarrant County Property Owners who have an established Over-65 Exemption on file and in effect with Tarrant Appraisal District.*

• Why is the Firm offering this service? Historically, those with an Over-65 Exemption in place had no incentive to Protest Property Taxes, as the Tax Liability for those individuals was frozen. However, not Protesting the Values of these properties results in artificial inflation of values for other homeowners not benefiting from an Over-65 Exemption.

• How does an “Over-65 Property” affect me? When Tarrant Appraisal District uses an “Over-65 Property” to compare with your property, it’s likely that the Over-65 Property has an inflated value due to no one keeping the value in check via Property Tax Protest. This Over-65 Program is targeted to reduce the effects of those Over-65 Properties on the Firm’s clients, and Tarrant County Property Owners as a whole. Over time, the Firm’s efforts will pay off, as the Firm allows more and more participants to enter the Over-65 Program.

The Over-65 Program, including its successor-programs, are herein referred to as (“Over-65 Program”). 

* Restrictions: This is the fourth year the Firm is offering this service, therefore the following Restrictions and Limitations apply:

• The Firm is accepting only 50 NEW participants for Tax Year 2024. Once the Firm has reached 50 NEW participants, no additional participants will be allowed to enter the Over-65 Program, and the Firm shall have no obligation to render free protest services to any additional property owners who would otherwise qualify for the Over-65 Program.

• The Property to be Protested must be residential property within Tarrant County, Texas, with an established Over-65 Exemption on file and in effect with Tarrant Appraisal District (e.g. I must be able to verify your exemption status via your 2023 tax statement). If your exemption is not already in place, you do not qualify for this free service or the Over-65 Program.

ALL Participants in the Over-65 Program (new or returning) must register with the 2024 Over-65 Program Promo Code via the website this year, however beginning this year you will have the option to select “Auto Renew” and subsequent registrations each year will not be required. You may obtain the Over-65 Program Promo Code by emailing the Firm. Once the Firm has verified your status and confirmed availability in the Over-65 Program, the Over-65 Program Promo Code will be emailed to you. If you fail to properly enter the Promo Code and are subsequently charged and pay for protest services, you will not be refunded, and your case will be handled as a paying client case, not as a part of the Over-65 Program. The Promo Code will no longer be active once the Firm reaches the 50-new-participant threshold.

• Participants in the Over-65 Program do not qualify for any Firm guarantee.

• Participants in the Over-65 Program expressly acknowledge, agree, accept, and authorize Ms. Lowery Gallagher to settle the Property Tax Protest with Tarrant Appraisal District as opposed to taking it to hearing.

• Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Property Tax Representation Agreement, participants in the Over-65 Program expressly authorize and appoint the Firm and Ms. Lowery Gallagher as its Attorney (Agent) for the Tax Year at issue, as reflected on the Appointment of Agent Form, and for all years following unless official termination paperwork is filed and accepted by Tarrant Appraisal District.

• Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in the Property Tax Representation Agreement, participants in the Over-65 Program expressly authorize and request that the Firm and Ms. Lowery Gallagher file a Property Tax Protest each year that participants are in the Over-65 Program.

 

Firm Deadlines

Free Cursory Reviews: April 15–April 30, 2024 (ability to request an FCR may end early, depending on capacity). CLICK HERE to learn more about FRCs.

Conference Calls:

   • 2024 Pre-Protest Conference Calls: April 15–May 12, 2024 — CLICK HERE to schedule.

  • Client Conference Calls: May 17–May 24, 2024 — scheduling available after online registration is complete, by emailing the Firm at [email protected].

Evidence Upload: Deadline to upload evidence, and requested supporting documentation or evidence for exemption applications, to Client Folder: May 29, 2024.

Max Capacity: The Firm shuts down online registration once it reaches max client capacity. It is possible that the Firm will reach max client capacity before the first week of May, therefore if you plan on the Firm representing you in your property tax protest, please register online as soon as possible.

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This is not intended to be legal advice or a substitute for legal advice, nor is it intended to deter you from contacting the Firm with your questions. If you have questions, do not hesitate to reach out!

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