If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Central Appraisal District of Bandera County.
A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on January 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owner do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming.
“The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values,” Said Wendy M. Grams, Central Appraisal District of Bandera County Chief Appraiser. You can also file a report of decreased value to notify the appraisal district of significant depreciation of your property. “For example, if your property was damaged by a storm, flood or fire last year, you should file a report of decreased value. The appraisal district will look at your property before assigning a value,”said Grams.
For most property types, renditions must be filed after January 1 and no latter than April 15. A property owner may apply, in writing, for a mandatory extension to May 15.
A 10 percent to 50 percent penalty may be imposed if a rendition is filed late, incomplete or not at all. Property owners who need more time to file their rendition may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before the rendition deadline to receive an automatic extension, if allowed. The chief appraiser may extend the deadline another 15 days for good cause shown in writing by the property owner for each type of property.
For more information about rendering property, deadline extension, penalties and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Central Appraisal District of Bandera County at 830-796-3039, 1206 Main St. / P.O. Box 1119 Bandera, TX 78003. Information is also available from the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at www.comptroller.texas.gove/taxes/property-tax/.