A tax rate of $0.3838 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of Travis County, Texas. This rate exceeds the lower of the effective or rollback tax rate, and state law requires that two public hearings be held by the governing body before adopting the proposed tax rate.

The governing body of Travis County proposes to use revenue attributable to the tax rate increase for the purpose of housing inmates, supporting public health and safety, maintaining County roads, preserving the area’s unique natural resources and investing in the County’s workforce.

PROPOSED TAX RATE
PRECEDING YEAR'S TAX RATE
EFFECTIVE TAX RATE
ROLLBACK TAX RATE

$0.3838 per $100
$0.4169 per $100
$0.3747 per $100
$0.3998 per $100

 

The effective tax rate is the total tax rate needed to raise the same amount of property tax revenue for Travis County, Texas from the same properties in both the 2015 tax year and the 2016 tax year.

The rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate that Travis County, Texas may adopt before voters are entitled to petition for an election to limit the rate that may be approved to the rollback rate.

YOUR TAXES OWED UNDER ANY OF THE ABOVE RATES CAN BE CALCULATED AS FOLLOWS:

property tax amount = (rate) x (taxable value of your property) / 100

For assistance or detailed information about tax calculations, please contact:

Bruce Elfant
Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector
5501 Airport Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78751-1410
512-854-9473
Tax_Office@traviscountytx.gov
www.traviscountytax.org

You are urged to attend and express your views at the following public hearings on the proposed tax rate:

First Hearing: September 20, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Commissioners Court Room, First Floor 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701

Second Hearing: September 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Commissioners Court Room, First Floor 700 Lavaca Street, Austin, Texas 78701

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