“Regarding the refund of overpaid taxes, Section 31.11 of the Property Tax Code book states that if a taxpayer has to be refunded over $500, it needs to be approved by the governing body of the taxing unit,” explained Superintendent Jeanette Winn.
According to district officials, refunds happen from time to time for a variety of reasons including:
- A sale in property results in the title company paying one of the accounts, but the taxpayer has already paid his or her taxes.
- Some oil accounts end up being charged to the Karnes City ISD tax roll, but the district’s tax collector realizes they need to be charged to another nearby school district.
- A taxpayer pays their tax bill but then realizes their loan company should pay the taxes from an escrow account.
- A change order is received from the Atascosa County Appraisal District.
- Property that is taxed due to incorrect information from an oil company appraiser.