Paul Edward Pennington

President, Senior Property Tax Consultant, Texas Real Estate Broker

Paul Pennington

Mr. Pennington began his career as a Property Tax Consultant with Property Tax Service Company (1979-1981), a national consulting firm. As a partner he helped form Avtax, Inc. (1982-1988), a regional consulting firm with offices in Dallas, Denver, Houston and Tulsa. In late 1988 Mr. Pennington formed P.E. Pennington & Company, Inc., a national consulting firm with over 33 years of client representation.

His expertise is based on 42 years of experience and includes all types of real and personal property appeals and experience in property tax litigation support. He is a licensed Senior Property Tax Consultant, a Texas Real Estate Broker and a graduate of The University of Northern Colorado with BA in Political Science.

He is a Charter Member and past President of the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals. Additionally, he served four two-year term on the Texas Department of Regulations and Licensing, Property Tax Advisory Board.  Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association.

Mr. Pennington co-founded Citizens for Appraisal Reform (CFAR) which is a non-profit advocacy group made up of property tax professionals and taxpayers. The goal of CFAR is to improve the fairness, and impartiality of Texas Appraisal Review Boards and Binding Arbitration hearings. To achieve these goals legislation has been drafted and filed for the 2017-2019 Texas Legislative Sessions.  Said legislation became law in 2019 and went into effect in 2020.  In 2021 Mr. Pennington worked on additional pro-taxpayer legislation which becomes law in September 2021.

 

Articles:

Is There Something in the Water in Austin?

Published by IPT Insider, January 2020.

Keep Austin Weird.

Published by IPT Insider, December 2015.

A Texas Challenge.– Awarded 2016 Property Tax Article of the Year Award from the Institute of Professionals in Taxation. 

Published by  IPT Insider, September, 2015.

The Tax Man Cometh and He Wants More of Your Money.

Published by The San Antonio’s Express News, February 7, 2014

Property Tax Basics Which Office Owners Should Know

Published by Network Magazine, March 2011

Critiquing Texas Appraisal Review Boards

Prepared for the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals 22nd Annual Conference, 2009.

Coalitions and Property Tax Consultants

Prepared for the Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals 21st Annual Conference, 2008.

Pollution Control Property in Texas: The Real and Personal Property Exemptions Process

Published by The Journal of Property Tax Management, 2000

Challenging The Assessments of Chain Restaurants in Texas.

Published by The Journal of Property Tax Management, Winter 1995

Evaluating the Five Largest Texas Appraisal Districts

Published by the TAPTP Newsletter, November 1993.

A Tangible Victory in Louisiana .

Published by The Journal of Property Tax Management, Winter 1992

Apartments Finally Get a Break