Texas Tax Code
Sec. § 11.185
Colonia Model Subdivision Program


(a)

An organization is entitled to an exemption from taxation of unimproved real property it owns if the organization:

(1)

meets the requirements of a charitable organization provided by Sections 11.18 (Charitable Organizations)(e) and (f);

(2)

purchased the property or is developing the property with proceeds of a loan made by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs under the colonia model subdivision program under Subchapter GG (Definition), Chapter 2306 (Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs), Government Code; and

(3)

owns the property for the purpose of developing a model colonia subdivision.

(b)

Property may not be exempted under Subsection (a) after the fifth anniversary of the date the organization acquires the property.

(c)

An organization entitled to an exemption under Subsection (a) is also entitled to an exemption from taxation of any building or tangible personal property the organization owns and uses in the administration of its acquisition, building, repair, or sale of property. To qualify for an exemption under this subsection, property must be used exclusively by the charitable organization, except that another individual or organization may use the property for activities incidental to the charitable organization’s use that benefit the beneficiaries of the charitable organization.

(d)

For the purposes of Subsection (e), the chief appraiser shall determine the market value of property exempted under Subsection (a) and shall record the market value in the appraisal records.

(e)

If the organization that owns improved or unimproved real property that has been exempted under Subsection (a) sells the property to a person other than a person described by Section 2306.786 (Administration of Program; Rules)(b)(1), Government Code, a penalty is imposed on the property equal to the amount of the taxes that would have been imposed on the property in each tax year that the property was exempted from taxation under Subsection (a), plus interest at an annual rate of 12 percent computed from the dates on which the taxes would have become due.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1367, Sec. 2.14, eff. Sept. 1, 2002. Renumbered from Tax Code Sec. 11.184 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(121), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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