Delinquent Property Taxes under Mortgage or Probate

The Texas Tax Code generally allows qualified homeowners to a) defer their taxes (but during deferral they are classified as delinquent, and the taxes must eventually be paid with interest), or to b) pay the tax bill in four equal quarterly installments. The Code also says that taxes become delinquent if not paid by the initial due date (usually February 1 each year).

Over 65 Homeowners Eligible for Tax Deferments

Texas allows residents over 65 to defer payment of property taxes on their homestead. This includes school, county and city taxes. It does not include any federal tax collected by the IRS. The law also allows abatement of a lawsuit to collect a delinquent property tax on your homestead. Getting the deferral is simple. You…