Look for the Account Sign-Up tab in the upper right hand corner of the BTA web page and follow the directions. Once you have completed the on-line portion of your sign-up an e-mail will be sent to you with documents that must be signed, dated, and returned immediately in order to complete the sign up process. Please recognize firstname.lastname@example.org as a trusted email address in your Inbox so you will receive these documents in a timely manner.
You will receive a Property Tax Services Agreement and Appointment of Agent (AOA) which are necessary in order for Bettencourt Tax Advisors, LLC to serve as your fiduciary at the county appraisal district.
A Property Condition Report (PCR) will also be included with the email. A completed PCR lets the BTA team know of any specific issues concerning your property. Be sure to include any additional documentation/evidence referenced in the PCR. The sooner you complete, sign, date, and return this form, the sooner we can review it to determine if additional evidence is needed to present your case at the appraisal district.
You will receive e-mails from BTA about additional information that might be needed for your hearing, hearing results, and judicial appeal and arbitration deadlines.
BTA will file your protest for you, and then represent you at the informal hearing and the formal hearing. If there is a strong case for a value reduction and the county appraisal district will not agree to it in the formal hearing, Bettencourt Tax Advisors can provide litigation management and support, or arbitration services on your behalf.
Call BTA. We will work with the Appraisal District to rectify any incorrect information shown on your property record. This would be done while protesting your property value and could contribute to lowering the appraised value on your property.
If you need additional information, please call BTA at (713)263-6100, or e-mail us at CommercialServices@btanow.com.