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Property Tax Exemption Visible to Public?

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glashutte

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Hello, sorry I am unsure where to post this.

I have a disabled rating %, and with my property tax exemption with my county the Public record shows exactly what it is. For example it may show DV60 publically. And a simple search of the glossary anyone can see 'Disabled Veteran 60%'. 

I do not want anyone to know about my disabilty rating. 

How can I pull this down or make private??

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Depends on your city or state. If its public record you may not have a choice. Start with your assessor or treasurer. I used to work as a programmer for prop taxes and assessors and there were certain things the software was required to show due to State law.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, brokensoldier244th said:

Depends on your city or state. If its public record you may not have a choice. Start with your assessor or treasurer. I used to work as a programmer for prop taxes and assessors and there were certain things the software was required to show due to State law.

 

 

I live in Texas where property tax is public record unfortunately. 

 

Are there ways around this such as creating an LLC and putting the house under the LLC?

How do celebrities and rich people do it where public can't search 'where they live' by searching for their name in the county property search records?

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Good answers, above.  Sometimes, its a tradeoff.  

Remember, you dont "have" to apply for the tax exemption, you can, instead, just pay the tax. 

Ditto for VA benefits.  We dont "have" to disclose our health records to VA, "But", mostly we wont be getting benefits unless VA pretty much knows "everything" about us.  

 

Social Security benefits are the same way.  You dont get social security until/unless you have paid into it.  (often through filing income taxes).  

And, all those have to be documented.  No earnings documentation, no social security.  

I know someone who did just that, and does not get social security.  Its not automatic when you reach 65, you have to comply with all their rules, including filing of taxes for many years.  

I advise contacting your local government (property tax) and tell them you do not want your disabilities publicly disclosed, but want the tax abatement anyway.  See what they say.  

Then, other than suing the government entitity (possible), you will have to chose whether to receive the property tax break or keep your disabilities private.  

Im with you there.  I dont think I should have to wear a tshirt everywhere which says, "Im a 100 percent disabled vet".  

Disabled individuals normally get to choose "whether or not" they elect to disclose their disabilities.  

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I am proud to be a 100% vet.  To me it means I gave at the office.  I don't care what anyone thinks. When I get the money every month I give myself a high five.

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While this is good, John, "not everyone" wants the world to know how much they earn.  (from VA disability).  

In my area, My VA,  plus social security, plus wife's social security, puts us where we earn more than many of our friends.   (Its a very poor area, where our home cost $72,000).  (3 bedroom, brick, 2 car garage), built in the 1950's.  

Its probably worth about $100,000 now, perhaps 110k.  

Some people I know have homes which cost $700,000 or more, sometimes for a similar home!  

I have a cousin who lives in Huntington Beach, California, and his home (smaller than mine) where he has a view of the beach, cost about $750,000, and is probably worth $1million.  

 

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