BPP Services2022-04-10T23:24:34+00:00

Business Personal Property (BPP) Tax Services

Anyone who owns tangible property that is used in the course of running their business must file a Business Personal Property (BPP) rendition every year by April 15 for personal property owned on January 1. BPP includes any movable non-real property used to produce income, which includes office furniture, manufacturing equipment, business inventory and any other tangible items. Many business owners overlook BPP filings, which can be an expensive mistake that can cost you a 10% penalty on top of taxes due.

Our team of tax professionals understand Business Personal Property (BPP) and have the knowledge and experience to help you reduce your tax liability. Not only will we file your rendition, we will protest the valuation to help you save money on taxes.

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Types of Business Personal Property

Please note that only tangible property is taxable, so while appraisal districts will encourage you to render the entire value of items, such as computers with software, the tangible taxable value must be separate form the intangible non-taxable value. Our team will help separate the value of tangibles and intangibles to help reduce your tax liability.

Common examples of business personal property include:

Business Inventory

Office furniture and fixtures

Office and warehouse equipment and machines

Computers and Servers

Vehicles

Any equipment used in manufacturing, processing or mining

Our Pricing

We charge a flat fee for filing BPP renditions. The fee is charged per property account, and our fee is discounted when you sign up multiple properties.

If you want us to appeal the Notice of Appraised Value once the rendition is filed, we will then work on a separate contingency fee, which is a percentage of the property taxes we actually saved them from our property tax protest process. If we don’t actually save you money, our contingency fee is zero. This means our team is motivated to work as hard as possible to maximize your savings.

Included in Our Services:

  • First Class Customer Service with Regular Updates Sent to Client

  • File Appointment of Agent Allowing Us to Represent You
  • Analyze Your Asset Listing or Inventory Held for Sale
  • Submit Completed Renditions by the April 15th Deadline

  • File Property Tax Protest by the May 15th Deadline

  • Obtain Evidence & Property Card from Appraisal District

  • Research Property Details and History

  • Prepare Case for Tax Reduction using Business Enterprise Value

  • Attend Informal & ARB Hearings

  • Review for Judicial Appeal (Binding Arbitration & Litigation)

Pricing

BPP

1 Property

$349 Flat Fee Per Property

The flat fee is charged for filing renditions on a per property basis and is due upfront. Once filed, the protest contingency fee for any savings obtained is 30%, only charged upon a successful reduction of the Notice of Appraised Value.

BPP

2-5 Properties

$299 Flat Fee Per Property

The flat fee is charged for filing renditions on a per property basis and is due upfront. Once filed, the protest contingency fee for any savings obtained is 30%, only charged upon a successful reduction of the Notice of Appraised Value.

BPP

6-10 Properties

$249 Flat Fee Per Property

The flat fee is charged for filing renditions on a per property basis and is due upfront. Once filed, the protest contingency fee for any savings obtained is 30%, only charged upon a successful reduction of the Notice of Appraised Value.

BPP

11+ Properties

$199 Flat Fee Per Property

The flat fee is charged for filing renditions on a per property basis and is due upfront. Once filed, the protest contingency fee for any savings obtained is 30%, only charged upon a successful reduction of the Notice of Appraised Value.

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FAQ

What is a business personal property rendition?2021-10-08T22:07:42+00:00

A rendition is an official form businesses use to report their taxable assets. For taxation purposes, your property is classified as either real property (land, buildings, and other items attached to land) or personal property (items that can be owned but are not attached to land). Tangible personal property that you use to produce income is subject to taxation in the state of Texas.

Why should I hire a firm to file my BPP renditions?2021-10-08T22:10:40+00:00

Hiring a property tax consultant is the same reason you hire an accountant or lawyer, for a fiduciary professional to take care of specialized tasks in your business. Our team makes the process seamless, secure and electronic.

Do you also appeal BPP values once the rendition is filed?2021-10-08T22:10:47+00:00

Absolutely! We may file an appeal on BPP if the notified value does not coincide with the rendered value. We charge a separate fee for appeals based on a small percentage of the savings only if and when we are successful. We will contact you if an appeal is applicable to your BPP file.

What information is required to submit when filing renditions?2021-10-08T22:08:56+00:00

Typically, we need an asset listing and/or inventory held for sale.

When is the BPP filing deadline?2021-10-08T22:09:10+00:00

In Texas the BPP filing deadline is April 15th. If you have property in other states, contact us for a free consultation. This is a separate deadline from the appeal deadline.

When should I start my BPP rendition filing?2021-10-08T22:09:29+00:00

As soon as possible in the new year each year! We highly recommend starting in January to avoid late fees.

Are BPP filings required each year for businesses?2021-10-08T22:09:50+00:00

Yes, a failure to file timely will add a 10% penalty to your tax bill.

What if my business was sold or closed?2021-10-08T22:10:04+00:00

It is important to report this information to the appraisal district to avoid future tax bills. We can assist you with the official communication of this process with the appraisal district.

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