The taxpayer funds the majority of county government via the property tax, or ad valorem tax, which is the largest revenue source for Texas counties.
Tax Code Section 5.091 requires the comptroller’s office to prepare a list that includes the total tax rate imposed by each taxing unit in Texas, as reported to the comptroller by each appraisal district. The tax rates included are for the year in which the list is prepared and must be listed alphabetically according to the county or counties in which each taxing unit is located, and by the name of each taxing unit. The Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division publishes this list no later than Jan. 1 of the following year, as required.
The 2021 data including county rates and levies is available in full at https://comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/rates/index.php, with the following categories listed for each county:
- Market Value
- Taxable Value for General/Road and Bridge Purposes
- Taxable Value for FMFC Purposes
- No-New-Revenue Tax Rate
- Voter-Approval Tax Rate
- General Fund M&O Rate
- General Fund I&S Rate
- General Fund Total Tax Rate
- Road and Bridge Fund M&O Rate
- Road and Bridge Fund I&S Rate
- Road and Bridge Fund Total Tax Rate
- FMFC Fund M&O Rate
- FMFC Fund I&S Rate
- FMFC Fund Total Tax Rate
- Total County Tax Rate
- General Fund Levy
- Road and Bridge Levy
- FMFC Levy
- Total Levy
For an excerpt from the full report, please visit pages 12-17 of our July issue.