The Price of Appraisal Caps: Higher Taxes for Everyone Else
In 2022, Texas’ appraisal cap protected homeowners from skyrocketing appraisals, but it added $4 billion to the tax bills on rental property, new home buyers, and businesses.
A Once in History Cash Bonanza
Or Everything You Wanted to Know about the Revenue Estimate, the Budget, the Spending Limit, and the Rainy Day Fund, but Were Afraid to Ask
The (Partial) Myth of Texas as a Low Tax State
Texas has a reputation as a low tax state, but that reputation doesn’t live up to reality for all taxpayers.
Appraisal District Officials: Appointed vs. Elected
Appraisal districts exist to identify and determine the market value of all property within each county.
An Introduction to School Finance in Texas – Fifth Edition Revised March 2022
Incorporates changes made by HB 3, 86th Legislature and HB 1525, 87th Legislature
Relief from Rising Values: 2019 Property Tax Reforms Cutting Tax Rates at a Record Pace
No matter what your appraisal, the truth is your tax bill is zero until the local jurisdictions in which one owns property adopt their tax rates for the year.
Wrap-Up for the 87th Legislature Tax and Fiscal Policy
By all accounts, it was to be a modestly productive legislative session. When lawmakers convened in January, Texas and the nation were in the grips of a horrendous pandemic that would ultimately take the lives of well over half a million Americans.
Wrap-Up for the 87th Legislature School Finance & Public Education
There is virtually unanimous agreement among legislators that HB 3 by Huberty (R-Humble), the school finance overhaul bill passed by the 86th Legislature in 2019, was the most meaningful school finance bill in decades.
Equal and Uniform: Constitutional Safeguard of Fair Property Taxes
The Constitutional provision that taxation be “equal and uniform” offers taxpayers critical protection against unfair property valuation.