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Error Means Refunds For Some Tarrant County Taxpayers

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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) - A $12 million mistake is leading to some big refunds for Tarrant County taxpayers.

The Tarrant County Tax Assessors Office says it will notify homeowners this week about getting a check in the mail in mid-October.

Tax Assessor Ron Wright says people who filed for a tax exemption in 2014 will get money back.  Anywhere from $20 to $2,000.

"Mostly homestead exemption people who just bought a new home," said Wright.

Those who filed an "over 65" exemption, a disability or disabled veteran exemption or agriculture exemption could also get money back.

Wright says a "systemic problem" is responsible for people not getting their exemptions.

"The data belong to Tarrant Appraisal District," said Wright.  "I don't want to throw anyone under the bus but its their data and I would have liked to receive the exemptions a lot sooner."

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