No New Revenue Rate

Commentary

Confidence Low That Texas Legislature Will Act on Property Taxes Next Session

Following a recent interim hearing of the Texas House Ways and Means Committee, where among the many issues they discussed was that of recent attempts by the Texas Legislature to reform property taxes and appraisals, we surveyed subscribers to The…

NewsLocal

City of Deer Park Proposes Increase in Property Taxes

As we have begun to report on local jurisdictions adopting new tax rates for the next fiscal year, it has become apparent that many around the state are failing to adopt the “no-new-revenue” tax rate. This has caused several concerned…

NewsLocal

Deceptive Duncanville: Status Quo for Local Politics

As we have begun to report on cities adopting new tax rates and many failing to adopt the no-new-revenue rate, a number of folks have reached out to us at Texans for Fiscal Responsibility about the deceptive practices reducing transparency…

News

Despite Promises From Appropriators, No Major Cities Are Adopting the No-New-Revenue Rate

It’s that time of year again: local governments across Texas are considering their budgets for the next fiscal year and setting their tax rates to support such spending. This year is special for Texas taxpayers because it is a year…

Explainers

Explainer: What is the “No New Revenue Rate”?

In a year that has resulted in crushing property tax burdens for the majority of Texans, Texans for Fiscal Responsibility (TFR) has set its sights on giving as much transparency to the property tax process in Texas as possible. Most…

Commentary

10 Facts About Property Taxes In Texas

Property taxes are one of the most confusing systems that taxpayers are tasked with understanding in Texas. The system itself is purposely complicated, with lawmakers changing definitions and the state Tax Code nearly every two years, it is nearly impossible…