Appeal your property appraiser’s tax assessment.
The TRIM Notice (Truth in Millage) is a document sent annually to all property owners in every county outlining the county's proposed budget and the resulting property tax rate. It is a critical document, as it serves as an advance warning of any expected changes in the property tax rate and the amount of taxes due. You should pay close attention to this piece of mail.
The TRIM Notice is an important document for taxpayers. It's the responsibility of the taxpayers to review the TRIM Notice and understand the potential changes to their property tax bills. Property owners can hire a property tax consultant to help them better understand their TRIM Notice, and prepare a property tax appeal to help lower their property taxes.
Taxpayers have the right to challenge the proposed tax rate by attending the public hearings and giving their input on the proposed rates, or by filing a petition with the Property Appraiser's Office. Taxpayers also have the right to appeal their assessments if they feel the assessed value is too high.
The TRIM Notice is not the same as a tax bill, as it does not detail the amount of taxes due for the current year. Instead, it is a notification of the proposed millage rate and possible tax rate changes for the upcoming year. It is up to the county government to decide on their tax rate for the year, and the TRIM Notice allows taxpayers to have a say in the process.
Appealing your property taxes is an important step for homeowners and property owners to take to ensure that they are not overpaying on their property tax bill. If you have received your TRIM Notice and have questions, or want to learn more about the appeal process in your county, we service all of Florida and Georgia.