Deadline approaching to turn in agriculture exemption forms
By ADVOCATE STAFF REPORT
April 16, 2011 at 11:04 p.m.
Updated April 15, 2011 at 11:16 p.m.
The deadline for turning in agriculture exemption forms to the Victoria Central Appraisal District is April 30.
Ranchers who have cattle could see a spike in their taxes if they miss the deadline, said Kevin Janak, county commissioner.
The appraisal district mailed out 1,800 forms on Jan. 1 and as of March 30, only 900 forms have been filled out and returned, he said.
"We're just trying to prevent human error," Janak said.
The district sent another reminder to those 900 accounts on April 4, he added.
A 10 percent penalty in the difference between the market value and the agriculture value will be charged if the form is not turned in by the deadline.
If the district still has not received the form by July 25, they will lose their agriculture exemption form for one year, he said.
"It's very, very important that the residents of Victoria County mail back those exemption forms," he said.