Commission Begins Discussing Texas School Finance OverhaulA special commission has begun discussing how to remake Texas' school finance system, 18-plus months after the state Supreme Court declared it deeply flawed but still barely constitutional.
Governor Abbott Outlines Property Tax Reform PlanAs part of his re-election campaign, Governor Greg Abbott outlined his plan to limit property tax increases. "I say enough is enough."
New Questions About Appraisal Process For Tarrant County BusinessesA big tax bill from Tarrant County threatened an Arlington man's garage door repair business. "Do I close the business? Do I say 'they finally got me'?"
Prepaying Property Taxes May Not Help North Texans After IRS Clarifies RulesA newly issued advisory by the IRS Wednesday afternoon casts doubt that North Texans will be able to deduct prepayments of next year's property taxes on this year's federal income tax returns.
New Potential Burden For Houston Homeowners: Higher TaxesMayor Sylvester Turner has proposed a one-time increase in the city's property tax rate to help pay for mounting hurricane expenses.
Texas House Adjourns, Leaving Tax Bill's Fate UncertainThe Texas House has abruptly adjourned for good with one day still remaining in the special session — forcing the state Senate to accept its version of a contentious property tax bill or risk seeing nothing passed on the issue.
Dallas Mayor, Some Council Members Want To Cut Property Tax RateIn his proposed $3 billion budget, new City Manager T.C. Broadnax proposed keeping the property tax rate as-is and not cutting city services.
Property Tax Rate Decrease Proposed In Tarrant CountyThe Tarrant County Commissioners Court was presented with a balanced budget proposal which includes a 1 cent decrease from the current tax rate.
Governor Abbott Formally Convenes Special SessionGovernor Greg Abbott has formally called state lawmakers into a special legislative session beginning next week.
Homestead Exemption Disappearing For Some Tarrant County TaxpayersProperty tax experts said it often happens when someone has made a change in paperwork related to ownership, but in some cases there is no clear reason why the exemptions have disappeared.
New Legislation Would Help Families Of Fallen With BillsState Representative Pat Fallon, (R-Little Elm), filed HB 2524 on Tuesday. It would provide a property tax exemption to spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.
Study On Public School Funding In Texas Receiving PraiseAny changes could have a major impact on the six million public school children here in the Lone Star State.

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