Ratio Study Analysis 2011
The property value study (PVS) is conducted by the State Comptroller's Office in which they estimate the taxable property value in each school district to measure the performance of appraisal districts. If the appraisal district is within a 5 percent margin the State Comptroller will certify the local value to the Commissioner of Education. The findings of the study are used in the school funding formula for state aid. Trinity County Appraisal District has received local value for Apple Springs ISD, Centerville ISD, and Groveton ISD. Trinity ISD is currently under appeal as of April 2012.
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Exemption Application Information
The district has various exemptions that taxpayers may qualify for such as the residential homestead exemption. You may only apply for the residence homestead exemption on one property in a tax year. A homestead may include up to 20 acres of land used primarily for residential purposes. To qualify for a homestead exemption, you must own and reside in the home on January 1st of the year you are applying for the exemptions. The age 65 or older and disability exemption includes a school tax limitation or tax ceiling. Some taxing units, such as county and cities, have optional exemptions and tax ceiling limits as well. The filing period for these exemptions is between January 1st and April 30th. You may file for a late homestead exemption if you file no later than one year after the date taxes become delinquent. There is also a transfer of tax limitation or tax ceiling certificate used to transfer your tax ceiling amount to the new county you will be residing in.