Texas Tax Code

Sec. § 26.062
Additional Information to Be Included in Tax Rate Notice


(a)

In addition to the information described by Section 26.06 (Notice, Hearing, and Vote on Tax Increase)(b-1), (b-2), or (b-3) or 26.061 (Notice of Meeting to Vote on Proposed Tax Rate That Does Not Exceed Lower of No-new-revenue or Voter-approval Tax Rate), as applicable, a notice required by that provision must include at the end of the notice:

(1)

a statement in the following form:
“The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by (name of taxing unit) last year to the taxes proposed to be imposed on the average residence homestead by (name of taxing unit) this year:”;

(2)

a table in the form required by this section following the statement described by Subdivision (1); and

(3)

a statement in the following form following the table:

(A)

if the tax assessor for the taxing unit maintains an Internet website: “For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for (name of taxing unit) at (telephone number) or (e-mail address), or visit (Internet website address) for more information.”; or

(B)

if the tax assessor for the taxing unit does not maintain an Internet website: “For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for (name of taxing unit) at (telephone number) or (e-mail address).”

(b)

The table must contain five rows and four columns.

(c)

The first row must appear as follows:

(1)

the first column of the first row must be left blank;

(2)

the second column of the first row must state the year corresponding to the preceding tax year;

(3)

the third column of the first row must state the year corresponding to the current tax year; and

(4)

the fourth column of the first row must be entitled “Change”.

(d)

The second row must appear as follows:

(1)

the first column of the second row must be entitled “Total tax rate (per $100 of value)”;

(2)

the second column of the second row must state the adopted tax rate for the preceding tax year;

(3)

the third column of the second row must state the proposed tax rate for the current tax year; and

(4)

the fourth column of the second row must state the nominal and percentage difference between the adopted tax rate for the preceding tax year and the proposed tax rate for the current tax year as follows: “(increase or decrease, as applicable) of (nominal difference between tax rate stated in second column of second row and tax rate stated in third column of second row) per $100, or (percentage difference between tax rate stated in second column of second row and tax rate stated in third column of second row)%”.

(e)

The third row must appear as follows:

(1)

the first column of the third row must be entitled “Average homestead taxable value”;

(2)

the second column of the third row must state the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the preceding tax year;

(3)

the third column of the third row must state the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the current tax year; and

(4)

the fourth column of the third row must state the percentage difference between the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the preceding tax year and the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the current tax year as follows: “(increase or decrease, as applicable) of (percentage difference between amount stated in second column of third row and amount stated in third column of third row)%”.

(f)

The fourth row must appear as follows:

(1)

the first column of the fourth row must be entitled “Tax on average homestead”;

(2)

the second column of the fourth row must state the amount of taxes imposed by the taxing unit in the preceding tax year on a residence homestead with a taxable value equal to the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit in the preceding tax year;

(3)

the third column of the fourth row must state the amount of taxes that would be imposed by the taxing unit in the current tax year on a residence homestead with a taxable value equal to the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit in the current tax year if the taxing unit adopted the proposed tax rate; and

(4)

the fourth column of the fourth row must state the nominal and percentage difference between the amount of taxes imposed by the taxing unit in the preceding tax year on a residence homestead with a taxable value equal to the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit in the preceding tax year and the amount of taxes that would be imposed by the taxing unit in the current tax year on a residence homestead with a taxable value equal to the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit in the current tax year if the taxing unit adopted the proposed tax rate, as follows: “(increase or decrease, as applicable) of (nominal difference between amount stated in second column of fourth row and amount stated in third column of fourth row), or (percentage difference between amount stated in second column of fourth row and amount stated in third column of fourth row)%”.

(g)

The fifth row must appear as follows:

(1)

the first column of the fifth row must be entitled “Total tax levy on all properties”;

(2)

the second column of the fifth row must state the amount equal to last year’s levy;

(3)

the third column of the fifth row must state the amount computed by multiplying the proposed tax rate by the current total value and dividing the product by 100; and

(4)

the fourth column of the fifth row must state the nominal and percentage difference between the total amount of taxes imposed by the taxing unit in the preceding tax year and the amount that would be imposed by the taxing unit in the current tax year if the taxing unit adopted the proposed tax rate, as follows: “(increase or decrease, as applicable) of (nominal difference between amount stated in second column of fifth row and amount stated in third column of fifth row), or (percentage difference between amount stated in second column of fifth row and amount stated in third column of fifth row)%”.

(h)

In calculating the average taxable value of a residence homestead in the taxing unit for the preceding tax year and the current tax year for purposes of Subsections (e) and (f), any residence homestead exemption available only to disabled persons, persons 65 years of age or older, or their surviving spouses must be disregarded.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 944 (S.B. 2), Sec. 49, eff. January 1, 2020.
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