Cashing in on farm, ranch tax breaks – 6 pm News

Cashing in on farm, ranch tax breaks – 6 pm News


3 A KXAN INVESTIGATION TONIGHT, WHERE “SOME SAY” BIG CORPORATIONS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF A LAW MEANT TO HELP TEXAS FARMERS AND RANCHERS. RANCHERS.OFTEN TIMES, THESE CORPORATIONS PAY PENNIES ON THE DOLLAR WHEN IT COMES TO á[Subtítulos en Español áauspiciados por TranslateTV.] THEIR PROPERTY TAXES – AND 3 UNA INVESTIGACIóN DE KXAN ESTA NOCHE, DONDE “UNOS DICEN” CRITICS SAY VALUABLE TAX CORPORACIONES GRANDES REVENUES ARE LOST BECAUSE OF IT. IT. OUR LEAD INVESTIGATOR “CHRIS WILLIS” IS HERE LIVE WITH DETAILS. CHRIS? 3 APROVECHA UNA LEY DESTINADA IT’S CALLED AN “AG- SPECIAL-VALUATION”.. SOME CALL AYUDAR A RANCHEROS DE TEXAS. Y RANCHEROS. A MENUDO ESTAS CORPORACIONES IT AN AG-EXEMPTION… AND IT’S A STATE LAW DESIGNED TO KEEP PAGAN LOS PENIQUES EN LA FARMERS AND RANCHERS FROM ESSENTIALLY GETTING TAXED-OUT OF THEIR FARM-LAND.BUT AS WE FOUND-OUT.. LARGE CORPORATIONS MUñECA SON Y D CHRIS? ARE NOW GETTING-IN ON THE AG 33 ES LLAMADO “UNA VALORACIóN DE “AG “. VALUATION… TO SAVE TENS… Y ES UNA LEY DEL ESTADO DISEñADA PARA IMPEDIR A IF NOT HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS RANCHEROS Y RANCHEROS SER OF DOLLARS IN PROPERTY TAXES COBRADO LOS IMPUESTOS DE SUS TIERRAS DE LABRANZA. EVERY YEAR. YEAR. PERO CUANDO AVERIGUAMOS. 3 3 LAS CORPORACIONES GRANDES 3 ENTRAN AHORA EN LA VALORACIóN DE AG . (RANCHER LARRY MELLENBURCH SAYS: WHAT WE DO OUT HERE IS TRY TO PRODUCE SOMETHING SI NO CIENTOS DE MILES DE THAT’LL SATISFY THE PEOPLE’S DóLARES EN IMPUESTOS SOBRE LA NEEDS)FARMING AND RANCHING IN CENTRAL TEXAS IS OFTEN TIMES PROPIEDAD CADA AñO. 3333 LARRY DE RANCHERO MELANESIA DICE LO QUE HACEMOS AT THE MERCY OF MOTHER NATURE. AQUí ES EL INTENTO DE PRODUCIR BUT FARMING IS ALSO AT THE MERCY OF COUNTY PROPERTY ALGO QUE SATISFARá LA AGRICULTURA DE NECESIDADES DE TAXES. AND THAT’S WHY TEXAS GENTE ALLOWS A SPECIAL AGRICULTURE DESIGNATION TO THE STATE’S FARMERS AND RANCHERS….. TO PREVENT THEM FROM BEING TAXED OUT OF THEIR FARM LAND. IT’S A Y LA CRíA EN TEXAS CENTRAL A STATE LAW, ENACTED IN 1966. MENUDO ESTá A MERCED DE LA (WILCO CHIEF APPRAISER ALVIN NATURALEZA. Y POR ESO TEXAS PERMITE UNA LANKFORD SAYS: IT’S ACTUALLY DESIGNACIóN DE AGRICULTURA IN THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION. UH, EXCLUSIVA A RANCHEROS DEL ESTADO Y RANCHEROS. ITS ARTICLE EIGHT OF THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION GETS INTO AG IMPEDIRLES SER COBRADO LOS VALUATIONS.)ALVIN LANKFORD IS THE CHIEF APPRAISER IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY, WHERE 74- IMPUESTOS DE SUS TIERRAS DE PERCENT OF THE LAND HAS A SPECIAL AGRICULTURE VALUATION. LABRANZA. ES UNA LEY DEL ESTADO, VALUATION.PROPERTY TAXES ARE DECRETADA EN 1966 PAID ON THE AGRICULTURAL ) ALVIN LANKFORD ES EL TASADOR PRODUCTIVITY OF THE LAND.. NOT PRINCIPAL EN WILLIAMSON THE MARKET VALUE. MEANING COUNTY, DONDE EL 74 POR CIENTO DE LA FARMERS AND RANCHERS PAY TIERRA TIENE UNA VALORACIóN DE PROPERTY TAXES ON WHAT THEY PRODUCE.. NOT WHAT THE LAND IS AGRICULTURA EXCLUSIVA. LOS IMPUESTOS SOBRE LA WORTH. IT’S A GOD-SEND TO PROPIEDAD SON PAGADOS EN LA RANCHERS LIKE LARRY MELLENBRUCH. MELLENBRUCH… PRODUCTIVIDAD AGRíCOLA DE LA TIERRA. 3 NO EL VALOR DE MERCADO. 3 (RANCHER LARRY MELLENBRUCH SAYS: I COULD NOT NET ENOUGH OUT OF THIS OPERATION TO PROBABLY PAY THE TAXES THAT IS ASSIGNED TO IT AT ITS OUT OF THIS OPERATION TO MARKET VALUE RIGHT NOW)WHEN THE CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS BUILT ITS RACE TRACK ON ITS NO LO QUE LA TIERRA MERECE. LAND IN ELROY, IT KEPT NEARLY 600 ACRES DESIGNATED WITH A “AGRICULTURE VALUATION.” 3 ES DIOS ENVíAN A RANCHEROS COMO CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS SAYS LA SOMBRERERíA DE LARRY THAT LAND IS NOT PART OF ITS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT VENUE 333 SOMBRERERíA DE LARRY DE RANCHERO DICE QUE NO PODíA AND DOES NOT PRODUCE ANY OBTENER SUFICIENTE DE ESTA REVENUE. INSTEAD, IT GETS A OPERACIóN PARA PAGAR PROBABLEMENTE LOS IMPUESTOS SPECIAL AGRICULTURE VALUATION, QUE ES ADJUDICADO A BECAUSE IT’S A “WILDLIFE 3 MERCADO VALORA CORRECTO AHORA) CUANDO) CUANDO EL HABITAT FOR BIRDS.” RECORRIDO DE LAS AMéRICAS CONSTRUYó SU PISTA DE CARRERA BIRDS.” EN SU TIERRA EN ELROY, GUARDó CASI 600 ACRES 3 DESIGNADOS CON UNA VALORACIóN DE AGRICULTURA. 3 33 RECORRIDO DE LAS AMéRICAS CATHY OLIVE IS A GOAT RANCHER WHO LIVES DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM DICE QUE LA TIERRA NO ES LA THE F-1 PROPERTY… WE ASKED HER FOR HER OPINION ABOUT A LOT OF BIRDS LIVING ON THAT PARTE DE SUS DEPORTES Y LOCAL DE ENTRETENIMIENTO Y NO PRODUCE NINGúN PETARDO. LAND….(WHEN THEY BROUGHT THE BULLDOZERS IN AND CLEARED IT, 333 ACEITUNA DE CATHY ES UN THE WILDLIFE LEFT, THERE IS NO RANCHERO DE CABRA QUE VIVE WILDLIFE OVER THERE ANYMORE) DIRECTAMENTE A TRAVéS DEL F 1 ANYMORE) AND WHILE THAT LAND MAY NOT “PRODUCE” REVENUE.. THE PROPIEDAD. AG-DESIGNATION DOES PRODUCE LA PEDIMOS SU OPINIóN SOBRE “SAVINGS”. MUCHAS AVES QUE VIVEN DE 3 THE PROPERTY TAXES ON THAT AQUELLA TIERRA. LAND “WOULD-BE” 171-THOUSAND DOLLARS AT MARKET VALUE… BUT WITH THEIR WILDLIFE-AG DESIGNATION, CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS WILL ONLY PAY ABOUT 3 Y MIENTRAS AQUELLA TIERRA 15-HUNDRED DOLLARS… A PUEDE “NO PRODUCIR” INGRESOS. DIFFERENCE OF NEARLY 170- PERO CON SU FAUNA AG DESIGNACIóN, EL RECORRIDO DE THOUSAND DOLLARS EVEY YEAR.. (BILL ALESHIRE SAYS: BUSINESSES OUGHT TO BE WELCOME LAS AMéRICAS SóLO PAGARá APROXIMADAMENTE 15 CENTENARES DE DóLARES. TO COME TO TEXAS AND CARRY THEIR FAIR SHARE)BILL ALESHIRE IS THE FORMER TAX COLLECTOR IN TRAVIS COUNTY. HE SAYS THESE CORPORATE TAX BREAKS SIMPLY ARE NOT FAIR. FAIR. BILL LA CUENTA ALESHIRE ALESHIRE DICE: LOS NEGOCIOS (BILL ALESHIRE SAYS:WHEN YOU DEBERíAN SER BIENVENIDOS SEE THESE TRICKS USED WITH WHAT IS OTHERWISE A GOOD VIENEN A TEXAS Y LLEVAN SU EXEMPTION TO HAVE AVAILABLE I PARTE JUSTA) LA CUENTA) LA CAN UNDERSTAND WHY TAXPAYERS WOULD GET MAD ABOUT IT)CIRCUIT OF THE AMERICAS MET THE CUENTA ALESHIRE ES EL ANTIGUO RECAUDADOR DE IMPUESTOS EN TRAVIS REQUIREMENTS WITH BIRD-FEEDERS, WATER TROUGHS éL DICE QUE ESTAS DEDUCCIONES FISCALES CORPORATIVAS AND PREDATOR CONTROL. BUT SIMPLEMENTE NO SON JUSTAS. THAT WAS IN JANUARY… AND THE 3 BILL LA CUENTA ALESHIRE DESIGNATION CAN CHANGE… (DEPUTY APPRAISER TRAVIS COUNTY PAUL SNYDER SAYS: WE’RE ALESHIRE DICE: CUANDO UD. VE DEFINATELY GOING TO BE OUT THERE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS YEAR.)PAUL SNYDER IS THE DEPUTY CHIEF APPRAISER IN TRAVIS COUNTY. HIS APPRAISERS CHECK THESE PROPERTIES EVERY ESTOS TRUCOS USADOS CON LO QUE ES EXCENCI BUENO A 3N,.. YEAR. ABOUT 38-PERCENT OF THE LAND IN TRAVIS COUNTY RECEIVES AN AGRICULTURE VALUATION. SNYDER SAYS THEY MONITOR “HOW THE LAND IS USED” NOT WHO OWNS . IT. (EL DIPUTADO DE SNYDER DE PAUL DE TRAVIS COUNTY DE TASADOR (TRAVIS CO. DEPUTY APPRAISER DICE: VAMOS A ESTAR AHí HACIA PAUL SNYDER SAYS: OUR SURE THE EL FINAL DE ESTE AñO. ) SNYDER DE PAUL ES EL TASADOR DE SUBDIRECTOR EN TRAVIS COUNTY. LAND QUALIFIES, AND NOT SOTS SUS TASADORES CHEQUEAN ESTAS (WE ARE LOOKING AT THE LAND PROPIEDADES CADA AñO. APROXIMADAMENTE EL 38 POR EXCLUSIVELY)AND SO IS KXAN… OUR INVESTIGATION FOUND A LOT CIENTO DE LA TIERRA EN TRAVIS OF BIG BUSINESSES GETTING HUGE COUNTY RECIBE UNA VALORACIóN DE AGRICULTURA. TAX BREAKS BECAUSE OF THEIR AG- SNYDER DICE QUE ELLOS VALUATION.ACCORDING TO RECORDS PROVIDED BY THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT, DELL HAS A TOTAL OF 264 ACRES ON SIX PROPERTIES WITH AN AG VALUATION… SUPERVISAN “COMO LA TIERRA ESTá USADA” NO QUIéN LO POSEE. ESTO. NUESTRA INVESTIGACIóN ENCONTRó PROPERTY TAXES ON ITS MARKET VALUE “WOULD BE” A LITTLE MORE MUCHOS GRANDES NEGOCIOS QUE THAN 382-THOUSAND DOLLARS. CONSIGUEN DEDUCCIONES FISCALES BUT.. DELL PAYS JUST ENORMES DEBIDO A SU VALORACIóN DE AG . 1-THOUSAND-EIGHTY-EIGHT DOLLARS IN PROPERTY TAXES. SEGúN ARCHIVOS PROPORCIONADOS THAT’S A DIFFERENCE OF POR EL DISTRITO DE VALORACIóN, DELL TIENE UN TOTAL DE 264 381-THOUSAND DOLLARS. ACRES EN 6 PROPIEDADES CON UNA DOLLARS. 3 CHRIS WILLIS SAYS: THIS IS ONE OF THOSE DELL PROPERTIES.. ABOUT 65 ACRES ALONG LOUIS HENNA, RIGHT ACROSS FROM THE VALORACIóN DE AG . DELL CAMPUS… THE PROPERTY DELL PAGA SóLO 1 MIL OCHENTA Y OCHO DóLARES EN IMPUESTOS SOBRE LA PROPIEDAD. TAXES ON THE MARKET VALUE OF THIS LAND WOULD BE MORE THAN 33 CHRIS WILLIS DICE: ESTO ES 85-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. UNA DE AQUELLAS PROPIEDADES DE DELL . BUT BECAUSE DELL HAS A SPECIAL AG-DESIGNATION… DELL 85-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. ONLY PAYS 219-DOLLARS APROXIMADAMENTE 65 ACRES A LO DOLLARS LARGO DE ALHEñA DE LOUIS , DELL SENT US A STATEMENT A TRAVéS DEL CAMPUS DE DELL . SAYING “THE PROPERTY ACROSS LOS IMPUESTOS SOBRE LA FROM OUR MAIN CAMPUS HAS BEEN PROPIEDAD EN EL VALOR DE LEASED AS AGRICULTURAL LAND MERCADO DE ESTA TIERRA SERíAN FOR GRAZING CATTLE SINCE 2008.” (BILL ALESHIRE SAYS: I HAVN’T SEEN A DELL STEAK LATELY) LATELY) MáS DE 85 MIL DóLARES POR AñO. DELL LEASES ITS UNDEVELOPED PERO PORQUE DELL TIENE UNA LAND TO FARMERS WHO DROP THEIR DESIGNACIóN AG EXCLUSIVA. DELL CATTLE ON IT TO GRAZE. THAT 3 SóLO DELL DE 3 DóLARES DE 219-DOLLARS DE PAGAS NOS ENVIó UN REFRáN DICIENDO QUE LA MAKES IT AGRICULTURE LAND.. AND ITS NOT UNCOMMON.(CHIEF PROPIEDAD A TRAVéS DE NUESTRO CAMPUS PRINCIPAL HA SIDO ARRENDADA COMO LA TIERRA APPRAISER ALVIN LANKFORD SAYS: AGRíCOLA BILL LA CUENTA ALESHIRE ITS ACTUALLY MUCH EASIER FOR ALESHIRE DICE: YO HAV NO VISTO CORPORATIONS WHO ARE NOT IN UN FILETE DE DELL THE BUSINESS OF PRODUCING AG, TO LEASE IT TO SOMEONE WHO 3 DELL ARRIENDA SU TIERRA DOES THAT)TO QUALIFY FOR AN AG VALUATION, THE PROPERTY MUST SUBDESARROLLADA A RANCHEROS HAVE AT LEAST FOUR QUE DEJAN CAER A SU GANADO EN ANIMALS…AND HAS TO BE THE éL PARA PASTAR. PRIMARY USE OF THE PROPERTY. ESTO LO HACE TIERRA DE AGRICULTURA. AND IF A PROPERTY WITH AN Y SU BASTANTE COMúN. AG-VALUATION CHANGES ITS USE…THE OWNER IS REQUIRED TO (EL ALVIN DE TASADOR PRINCIPAL PAY FIVE YEARS OF A “ROLLBACK” LANKFORD DICE: SU MUCHO MáS FáCIL PARA CORPORACIONES QUE TAX… WHICH IS THE DIFFERENCE NO ESTáN EN EL NEGOCIO DE PRODUCIR AG, BETWEEN THE AG-VALUE AND THE PARA ARRENDARLO A ALGUIEN QUE HACE ESTO) A) PARA TENER DERECHO A UNA VALORACIóN DE AG MARKET VALUE… ALONG WITH A 7- PERCENT INTEREST RATE. 3 AND THAT BRINGS US TO AUSTIN WHITE LIME. QUARRING LIMESTONE FOR MORE THAN 117 YEARS. LA PROPIEDAD DEBE TENER A AL YEARS.AUSTIN WHITE LIME HAS MENOS 4 ANIMALES. MORE THAN 3,400 ACRES OF AG- EL DUEñO ES OBLIGATORIO DE VALUED LAND.. PROPERTY TAXES WOULD PUT 741-THOUSAND-5- HUNDRED DOLLARS ON THE TAX ROLLS.. BUT BECAUSE ITS AG- PAGAR 5 AñOS DE UN IMPUESTO DE “ROLLBACK”. LA EXTRACCIóN DE PIEDRA CALIZA DESIGNATED… AS WE FOUND WITH DURANTE MáS DE 117 AñOS THESE COWS ROAMING NEAR MCNEIL ROAD… AUSTIN WHITE LIME ONLY AUSTIN LA CAL BLANCA TIENE MáS DE 3400 ACRES DE AG VALORó LA PAYS ABOUT 26-HUNDRED BUCKS…A DIFFERENCE OF NEARLY TIERRA. 739-THOUSAND DOLLARS.THE LOS IMPUESTOS SOBRE LA PROPIEDAD PONDRíAN COMPANY RESPONDED BY SAYING THEY WOULD NOT COMMENT. 741-THOUSAND-5- $100 SOBRE LOS (RANCHER LARRY MELLENBURCH REGISTROS TRIBUTARIOS. SAYS: YOU WANT TO USE THEM AUSTIN CAL BLANCA SóLO PAGA RIGHT AND THERE IS SOME ABUSE APROXIMADAMENTE 26 CENTENARES OUT THERE, THERE’S NO QUESTION. BUT ITS A, ITS A TOUGH THING TO STRUGGLE WITH) DE DóLARES. 3 TOUGH THING TO STRUGGLE WITH) AGAIN, WHAT THESE BUSINESSES ARE DOING IS COMPLETELY LEGAL…ITS STATE LAW. ITS UP TO THE LEGISLATURE TO MAKE ANY UNA DIFERENCIA DE CASI DóLARES CHANGES IN THE LAW.WE’VE SENT DE 739-THOUSAND . LA COMPAñíA RESPONDIó DICIENDO QUE ELLOS NO COMENTARíAN. 3 OTRA VEZ, LO QUE ESTOS THE INFORMATION IN OUR STORY TO SEVERAL LAWMAKERS INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE “HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS”, AND THE “HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE”. WE’LL FOLLOW UP WITH THEIR RESPONSE AS SOON AS NEGOCIOS HACEN ES LEGAL. WE HEAR BACK. CHRIS WILLIS…KXAN NEWS. 3 SU LEY DEL ESTADO. SU HASTA LA LEGISLATURA PARA AND WE HAVE MORE EXAMP, HACER CUALQUIER CAMBIO DE LA LEY. EXAMPLES, INCLUDING ANOTHER MAJOR COMPANY IN AUSTIN THAT GETS THESE TAX BREAKS…SAMSUNG. BREAKS…SAMSUNG… SEGUIREMOS SU RESPUESTA TAN JUST GO TO KXAN.COM TO SEE PRONTO COMO OíMOS ATRáS. CHRIS WILLIS . THOSE AND THE ENTIRE LIST OF NOTICIAS DE KXAN . BREAKS.SAMSUNG. LANDOWNERS RECEIVING THOSE SPECIAL TAX BREAKS IN TRAVIS AND WILLIAMSON COUNTIES. AND IF YOU HAVE A STORY FOR KXAN TO INVESTIGATE SEND US AN EMAIL AT SóLO VAYA A KXAN.COM PARA VER A AQUELLOS Y LA LISTA ENTERA DE TERRATENIENTES QUE RECIBEN AT INVESTIGATES AT KXAN DOT COM OR CALL

4 Comments

  1. Chris Banana says:

    So can my front and back yard be turned into farm land? I even have a garden on it!

  2. agoodgurl2k says:

    Thank you, tell it like it is KXAN.

  3. Nick Dyess says:

    Yeah because theyre not taxed enough. "Evil" big business shame on them for using a legal exemption to there advantage.

  4. Joe Bolling says:

    Nice propaganda piece about the expectation of land “owners” to rent their own land from the government.

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