The trial court denied the appellant's request for attorneys' fees after signing a judgment effecting an agreement between the parties that the appellants were entitled to exemptions under Texas Tax Code §11.14. A taxpayer who successfully protests the denial of a partial exemption under §41.41(4) can demand attorneys' fees under §42.29 because the appraised value of the property for tax purposes will be lower with the exemption than it was without the exemption. The language of §42.29 makes the award of attorneys' fees for excessive appraisals mandatory. The trial court's denial is reversed and remanded.
Boll v. Cameron Appraisal District
Tex. App. Dist. 13
August 2, 2013