Watchdog Nation called leader in Texas battle to fix a broken property tax system

Watchdog Dave Lieber, columnist for The Dallas Morning News, rolled out a major campaign in 2017 against the Texas property tax system.

The campaign was called “Everybody File a Tax Protest.” Purpose: to gum up the system with legally-allowed protests and show Texans the unfairness and subjectivity that plagues the state’s big tax collection system.

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Early indications are the campaign was a big success. Protests numbers in big counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth region jumped considerably compared to the previous year.

Follow the campaign with these popular Watchdog stories as we prepare for the next step in 2018.

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Why paying your property tax without a protest is a sucker’s game

How to file a Texas property tax protest — and why you must

Here’s what you’re saying about your 2017 property tax protest hearings

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Watchdog Dave Lieber of The Dallas Morning News is the leader of Watchdog Nation, which shows Americans how to stand up for themselves and become super consumers.

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