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Sample Property Tax Report for a Harris County, TX property


The Texas Tax Code represents the main legal document regarding taxation in the State of Texas. Property tax is determined at local levels, being used for paying for services such as schools, hospitals, or colleges.

Market Value

Market value has been defined by The Supreme Court as the sale price of real estate as agreed upon between a willing buyer and willing seller, with neither being under duress to buy or sell.

Land value $80,625
Improvement value + $244,375
Market value = $325,000
Appraised Value

Establishing the appraised value of a property represents the first step towards determining its taxable value. Appraised value is calculated by using the land use value instead of the land market value.

This property does not have a agricultural/timber use value; the appraised value is therefore equal to market value.

Assessed Value

The second step is determining the property's assessed value, which may be lower than the appraised value if a capped value is applicable. This applies only in the case of a residential homestead.

Assessed value = $325,000
Property Tax

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable value with the corresponding tax rates.
Exemptions are available in Harris County which may lower the property's tax bill. These are deducted from the assessed/appraised value to give the property's taxable value.
Current tax represents the amount the present owner pays, including exemptions.
Base tax is an estimate of what an owner not benefiting from tax exemptions or deductions would pay.
Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatement, financial assistance programs or tax freeze, ceiling, amounts.

Tax description Assessed value Exemption Taxable value Tax rate Tax amount
Houston Community College $325,000 - $32,500 = $292,500 * 0.0972% = $284.23
Harris County Department Of Education $325,000 - $65,000 = $260,000 * 0.0064% = $16.53
Houston City Of $325,000 - $65,000 = $260,000 * 0.6388% = $1,660.75
Harris County Port Of Houston Authority $325,000 - $65,000 = $260,000 * 0.0172% = $44.62
Harris County + Related Entities $325,000 - $65,000 = $260,000 * 0.6363% = $1,654.48
Harris County Hospital District $325,000 - $65,000 = $260,000 * 0.1700% = $442.00
Harris County Flood Control District $325,000 - $65,000 = $260,000 * 0.0283% = $73.50
Houston Isd $325,000 - $80,000 = $245,000 * 1.1867% = $2,907.41
Current tax = $7,083.52
 
Base tax $325,000 * 2.7807% = $9,037.43

For more information please visit the web pages of Harris County's Tax Assessor-Collector and Treasurer or look up this property's current tax situation.
Also, for a general overview of the property taxation you can access the Harris County Taxpayers' Guide here.


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