Thursday, September 1, 2016

Tarrant County crumbles...

Not only is there an investigation going on over at the Tarrant County Elections office, now the problem plaqued Tax Assessor's office is proven to be a mess as well.  Everyone knows both are a mess, but someone has apparently flipped on the lights in Tarrant County.  It's about damn time.

You can read it all in that "news" paper here.

The only way officials can find the money to process these refunds is to stop planned tax payments to all entities in the county — cities, school districts and even the county — according to a letter recently sent out by Tarrant County Tax Assessor-Collector Ron Wright.

County officials chalk the problems up to the Tarrant Appraisal District’s software problems, which were criticized by state officials in recent months.

TAD officials have been criticized about a variety of issues, but most recently were grilled in April by a panel of state lawmakers about software problems that left millions of dollars in property off the books last year.

Law apologized for problems related to a software conversion at TAD that went into effect in 2014.

He has been questioned about everything from a a contentious protest deadline to a lawsuit that limited the amount of appraisal data available to the public — and general failures of the appraisal software.

Some officials have said TADs software simply “doesn’t work” and that TAD’s system is “adversarial to the public.”

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