Texas Governor Greg Abbott Pushes To Freeze Property Tax In Cities That Defund Police; 'Law Enforcement Is Not A Tool Of Political Agendas'Tuesday afternoon Governor Gregg Abbott announced that any city that defunds police departments will have its property tax revenue frozen at the current rate.
Dallas Property Tax Rate Won't Budge Under Proposed Budget, But Rise In Home Values Means Higher TaxesThe city’s general fund amounts to $1.4 billion and the property tax rate would remain the same as this year: 77.6 cents per $100 valuation.
Dallas County Tax Offices Ending Face-To-Face Interactions, Closing All Offices To The PublicSaying the move is being made 'in the interest of public health', there will no longer by any face-to face transactions at Dallas County Tax Office locations.
Dallas City Council Rejects Idea Of 8% Property Tax IncreaseCOVID-19 has led to business closures and layoffs which in turn has created budget shortfalls for the city.
North Texans Impacted Financially By Coronavirus Pandemic Fear Higher Property Taxes: 'When Is It Enough?'As elected leaders in Dallas weigh an 8% increase, taxpayers elsewhere are watching closely.
Dallas City Council Set To Consider Possible 8% Property Tax HikeIt’s the type of increase state lawmakers hoped to prevent when they passed a new law last year requiring an election be held to approve any increases over 3.5%.
Coronavirus In Texas: Protesting Property Tax Appraisals During Outbreak Could Be More ChallengingThe Tarrant Appraisal District is warning about busy phone lines and urging owners to utilize online and written protests to contest values this spring.
North Texas Property Tax Appraisals Among Notices Delayed By COVID-19 PandemicFor the time being, property owners in Tarrant County will get a short reprieve from what’s become an annual source of tax sticker shock.
Without FEMA Reimbursement of Tornado Damages, Dallas Taxpayers Face $45 Million In Uninsured LossesThe deadline is December 20 and that's after Governor Greg Abbott won an extension from FEMA.
Texans To Consider 10 Constitutional Amendments Tuesday, Including 1 To Prevent State Income Tax"Vote for Prop. 4 if you want to ensure in your lifetime there will be no state income tax," said State Sen. Pat Fallon of Prosper.
Dallas City Manager TC Broadnax Warns New Mayor Eric Johnson, Council About Budget Challenges AheadThe good news for Dallas city leaders is that their next budget won't be impacted by the state property tax reform law.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott: 'This Was An Extremely Successful Session'Texas lawmakers wrapped up the 86th Legislative Session Monday after approving a school finance reform bill that both parties described as “transformative.”
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen Talks House & Senate Negotiations On School Finance, Teacher Pensions Plus 'Save The Chick-Fil-A Bill'During an interview with House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton Thursday at the Capitol, CBS 11 asked him if there's any scenario for a special session.
Property Tax Savings As Easy As A Phone Call In Collin County"Call them and just ask for comps," said real estate agent Sean Nance. "People have been telling me, 'hey, I called and they reduced my appraisal just from the phone call'."
Helping Homeowners Or Political Opportunism? Forney Mayor Talks About Lawsuit Against Chief AppraiserMayor Rick Wilson said too many property owners are seeing their appraisals double in one year, and that means a growing tax burden.