I have 2 friends who got registered letters from their Texas appraisal district last week to notify them that because they were not 100% all year, they are not eligible for the new 100% Texas property tax exemption on 2009 taxes. One made it to 100% in January 2009 and the other in August. Both are scrambling to find the money to pay now, before they get hit with penalties. Is that the way the partial exemptions work? You have to be at a percentage for all year to get the exemption for that percentage?
Get your letter from the VA stating that you are 100%, and the date.
The Texas legislature made it retroactive TO JAN 1st, 2009.
I know, I had the same problem. Finally told the gal at the appraisal office that I wasn't leaving until I got to speak with her boss.
Instead of calling her boss, she got on the 'phone to the security/sheriff dude and he showed up gettin ready to throw me out.............until I showed him my paperwork........................nice to have a Marine as sheriff dude.