Glitch means some Tarrant taxpayers get a refund

first_imgShane Battis ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Linkedin printA software glitch means that some Tarrant County property owners will be getting a check rather than paying property taxes.The county estimates that 5,000 property owners – seven times more than last year – are owed refunds. In all, about $12 million will be paid out, said Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright.He blamed an erroneous system upgrade Tarrant Appraisal District installed in April.“It was a big mess,” Wright said.The tax collector’s office is still figuring out who is due money back.  Wright said most of the recipients will be homeowners who had tax account changes before April. He said this includes appraisal reductions granted after taxes were paid and applications for a homestead extension.Property owners should receive a check in the mail by Oct. 19, said Wright.“I’ve made it a priority,” Wright said. “It’s the people’s money and we owe it to them.”Call the Appraisal District office at (817)-284-4063 to see check for refund eligibility or wait for a check. Previous article“Riff Ram Bah Zoo” has history tooNext articleBack to starting quarterback Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Shane Battis Linkedin ReddIt Facebook + posts Twitter Twitter Shane Battis Shane Battis Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Shane Battis The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year ReddIt Facebook Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturdaylast_img read more