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Property Tax Videos

Taxpayers and practitioners are invited to participate in videos hosted by the Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD). Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) continuing education (CE) credit is available in the amount listed with the video description. Some videos have interactive questions or quizzes, but they do not impact receipt of CE credit.

CE credits are not immediately posted to TDLR's website and must be separately entered. Please allow two weeks for CE credit to post. However, in the event of exceptionally large volume, posting time could take longer than two weeks. If credit is not posted after two weeks, you may inquire at PTPCE@cpa.texas.gov.

To receive continuing education credit with TDLR, you must forward your certificate and your TDLR number to PTPCE@cpa.texas.gov.

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Still unable to print a certificate If you have tried the above remedies and still cannot get the certificate to work from your computer, take a screen shot of the final slide in the video when you enter your name, paste it into an email and send it to PTPCE@cpa.texas.gov. Be sure to include your TDLR number.

If you have any questions about the videos or certificate, you may inquire at 800-252-9121 (press 2 to access the menu and then press 1 to contact the Information Services Team) or by email at PTPCE@cpa.texas.gov.


New Videos

Comptroller University - Property Tax Assistance
This video brings Texas Comptroller Staff from the Property Tax Assistance Division and Legislative Affairs, along with Appraisal District Representatives, to discuss the various resources and functions of the Property Tax Assistance Division. It allows 1.0 CE in the laws and rules category.

Appraisal Videos

2022-2023 MAP Reviews
This video provides an overview of the 2022-2023 MAP review process and the questions, documents and processes reviewed during this cycle. It allows .75 CE in the laws and rules category.

How to Protest School District Property Value Study Results
This video offers guidance on considering and preparing a protest of the preliminary findings of taxable value in the Comptroller's property value study (PVS). It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Property Classification Guide
This video provides an overview of revisions made to the classification guide. It allows .75 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Open-space Land Appraisal
This video provides an overview of the legal requirements for appraising open-space land. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Reappraisal Plan and Planning Basics
This video explains the requirements of Tax Code Section 25.18 and provides information to help appraisal districts prepare a reappraisal plan. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Residence Homestead Exemption
This video offers a general overview of the residence homestead exemption and form. It allows .25 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Texas Property Tax Exemptions
This video provides general information regarding property tax exemptions, qualifications and applicable law. It allows 1 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

The Basics of the Property Value Study and How to Read Your Results
This video provides an overview of the property value study including how to read the results. It allows 1.50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Where to Find it in the Tax Code: Property Tax Appraisal
This video highlights certain Tax Code sections that are applicable to the appraisal of property in Texas. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

Wildlife Management Use and Reporting Requirements
This video reviews the wildlife management use appraisal requirements and reporting requirements. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Appraisal Review Board Videos

How to Present Your Case at an Appraisal Review Board Hearing – A Homeowners Guide (Continuing Education)
This video provides an overview of the appeal process and covers the most common situations that arise in a protest hearing. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

How to Present Your Case at an Appraisal Review Board Hearing – A Guide for Small Businesses (Continuing Education)
This video provides an overview of the appeal process and covers the most common situations that arise in a protest hearing. It allows .50 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Where to Find it in the Tax Code: Property Tax Protests and Appeals
This video highlights certain Tax Code sections that are applicable to filing a protest with the local appraisal review board and to appealing an appraisal review board determination. It allows .25 CE in the laws and rules category.

Assessment and Collection Videos

Local Government Relief for Disabled Veterans Exemption
This video provides an overview of the program that offers local government relief for counties and cities disproportionately affected by disabled veterans exemptions and the process for applying to the program. It allows .25 CE in the tax assessment and collection category.

Truth-in-Taxation Overview
This video provides a basic overview of the truth-in-taxation process. It allows for .25 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Tax Rate Calculations for Taxing Units Other Than School Districts or Water Districts
This video provides an overview of the tax rate calculation process for taxing units other than school districts, including the no-new-revenue tax rate, the voter-approval tax rate, and the additional sales tax rate. It allows for .75 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Tax Rate Calculations for School Districts with Chapter 313 Agreements
This video offers truth-in-taxation information specific to Tax Rate Calculations for School Distrcits with Chapter 313 Agreements. It allows for .50 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Tax Rate Calculations for School Districts without Chapter 313 Agreements
This video offers truth-in-taxation information specific to Tax Rate Calculations for School districts without Chapter 313 Agreements. It allows for .50 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Notices and Hearings
This video offers information about notices, hearings requirements and tax rate limitations for taxing units. It allows for .50 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Tax Rate Elections
This video provides an overview of Truth-in-Taxation elections. It allows for .25 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Developed Water Districts
This video offers truth-in-taxation information specific to Developed water districts. It allows for .25 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Truth-in-Taxation Low Tax Rate and Developing Water Districts
This video offers truth-in-taxation information specific to Low tax rate and Developing Water Districts. It allows for .50 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Where to Find it in the Tax Code: Property Tax Assessment and Collection
This video highlights certain Tax Code sections that are applicable to the assessment and collection of property tax in Texas. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

Property Tax Professional Videos

Appraisal District Board of Directors Training Video
This video provides a brief overview of the duties and authority of an appraisal district's board of directors. It allows 1.25 CE in the laws and rules category.

Tax Assessor-Collector Duties
This video provides a brief overview of the duties of county tax assessor-collectors. It allows for .25 CE in the tax assessment and collection practices category.

Educational Course Instructor Responsibilities
This video provides an overview of educational course instructor responsibilities. This video is mandatory for approved instructors, but is not intended to meet the instructor training requirement for instructor applicants. It allows for .50 CE in the laws and rules category.

Ethics for Property Tax Professionals
This video covers ethics for property tax professionals as addressed by applicable laws and rules. It allows 1 CE in the ethics-general category.

Taxpayer Liaison Officer Duties and Responsibilities
This video offers a general overview of the duties and responsibilities of taxpayer liaison officers. It allows .25 CE in the appraisal standards and methodology category.

Texas Property Tax System Overview
This video provides an overview of the Texas property tax system. It allows one CE in the laws and rules category.

Where to Find it in the Tax Code: Property Tax Administration
This video highlights certain Tax Code sections that are applicable to the administration of property tax in Texas. It allows .50 CE in the laws and rules category.