There really is no competition. We win, hands down. When our Oil & Gas Property Tax Consultants go into the protest hearings, there are always other people there protesting their mineral taxes. Some do it themselves. Others use their accountants. Even other agents come in to protest clients’ taxes. We always do better. Here is why.
Accountants mean well, but they do not have the right skills to determine how much minerals should be appraised for. Most accountants go into the hearings with spreadsheets they created and say they believe the appraisal district valued the property too high. There is no real analysis, just a hope that by showing up the taxes will be reduced. It may work a bit and make the client happy that they saved a few hundred dollars. But accountants re really not effective.
Most agents are even worse. During the last tax protests, we were in an office next to one agent arguing a client’s taxes. His bad reputation proceeded him. Everyone in the office we talked to said he was terrible to work with. More importantly, he only argued a few wells to show that he was getting results. The appraiser we worked with even looked up some of the properties he was protesting and found he picked the wrong ones to protest! Most agents know nothing and simply use minimal evidence to argue for reductions.
People doing the protests themselves are absolutely the worst. Most people sit down in front of the appraiser with absolutely no evidence and just say their taxes are too high and they need the taxes reduced. Some even yell. None of this helps. You need fact based evidence to get your reductions.
Permian Mineral Tax Consultants use knowledgeable Petroleum Engineers to perform a thorough analysis on all the properties we protest. We use the most sophisticated software available and submit convincing evidence about why we believe the taxes are too high. Protests are done by attorneys who are know oil and gas and have great relationships with the appraisers. Permian Mineral Tax Consultants always achieve the best results possible.