A tax rate of $ 0.6225 per $100 valuation has been proposed by the governing body of City of Arlington, Texas .

  • PROPOSED TAX RATE $0.622500 per $100
  • NO-NEW-REVENUE TAX RATE $0.615281 per $100
  • VOTER-APPROVAL TAX RATE $0.685082 per $100

The no-new-revenue tax rate is the tax rate for the 2020 tax year that will raise the same amount of property tax revenue for City of Arlington, Texas from the same properties in both the 2019 tax year and the 2020 tax year.

The voter-approval rate is the highest tax rate that City of Arlington, Texas may adopt without holding an election to seek voter approval of the rate.

The proposed tax rate is greater than the no-new-revenue tax rate. This means that City of Arlington, Texas is proposing to increase property taxes for the 2020 tax year.

A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE PROPOSED TAX RATE WILL BE HELD ON September 8, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Council Chambers, 101 W. Abram Street, Arlington, Texas 76010.

The proposed tax rate is not greater than the voter-approval tax rate. As a result, City of Arlington, Texas is not required to hold an election at which voters may accept or reject the proposed tax rate. However, you may express your support for or opposition to the proposed tax rate by contacting the members of the City Council of City of Arlington, Texas at their offices or by attending the public hearing mentioned above.

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

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

  • FOR the proposal: J. Williams, H. Moise, S. Capehart, M. Sutton, A. Piel, Dr. Nunez, R. Shepard, Dr. Farrar-Myers and Dr. Odem-Wesley
  • AGAINST the proposal: None
  • PRESENT and not voting: None
  • ABSENT: None

The 86th Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state. The following table compares the taxes imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Arlington, Texas last year to the taxes proposed to the be imposed on the average residence homestead by City of Arlington, Texas this year.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Arlington, Texas last year (2019) was $155,869. Based on last year’s tax rate of $0.6240 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed last year on the average homestead was $972.62.

The average taxable value of a residence homestead in the City of Arlington, Texas this year (2020) is $160,895. If the governing body adopts the effective tax rate for this year of $0.6225 per $100 of taxable value, the amount of taxes imposed this year on the average homestead would be $1,001.57.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the hearings and express their views.

For assistance with tax calculations, please contact the tax assessor for City of Arlington, Texas at 817-884-1100 or taxoffice@tarrantcounty.com, or visit www.accesstarrantcounty.com for more information.

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