Does Your Tax Office Owe You Money?

18297481_320X180When we showed you how the Harris County Tax Office is holding cash that belongs to thousands of taxpayers earlier this week, we immediately heard from you.

Pat in Houston emailed and said she discovered she was owed $148. Another guy called the tipline to say thanks after he found he was owed $1600.

You can check the Harris County Database too.

But several people wanted to know if the counties where they own property have similar websites where they can look for money that is owed to them.

I did some checking. Here is what I found:

Fort Bend County

Has no online database for taxpayers to look for overpayments. The tax office sends a letter when you overpay. If you think you might have missed the letter, you can call to find out if you’re owed money.

(281) 341-3710

Montgomery County

There is no online database for taxpayers to look for overpayments. When you pay your taxes, your receipt should show if you paid too much. You can call the tax office to find out if you are owed money. Be prepared with your account # or legal description of your property.

(936) 539-7897

Brazoria County

There is no online database to check for overpayments. The tax office says they do send out a letter when the overpayment is made letting you know you need to request a refund. If you want to find out if you are owed money, you can call the Brazoria County Tax Office at one of the numbers below: 

Central Brazoria County (979) 864-1320

Northern Brazoria County (281) 756-1320

Southern Brazoria County (979) 388-1320 

Galveston County

There is no online database for taxpayers to check for overpayments. The Tax Assessor-Collector says her office immediately sends back any overpayments more than $5 to the taxpayer.  If you want to find out if you are owed money by this tax office, call (877) 766-2284.

Read the Texas Property Tax Code and what it says about refunding overpayments.

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