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For quick cost cutting on your property taxes, try this:

Contact your local assessor's office and find out what property taxes your neighbors are paying. If your house is comparable but your tax bill is higher, you may want to challenge it.  Act quickly after you receive your assessment if you decide to challenge it.

On your property tax statement, be sure to read the description of your home. An overstatement of your square footage or the number of bathrooms, for example, could mean you're being overcharged.  Ask the assessor's office or local board of tax review how to file an appeal.