Truth in Taxation

These two State of Texas documents explain the variables involved in determining the effective tax rate and rollback rate calculations for most local taxing authorities, including those of Hays County government. Keep in mind that each taxing entity (county, school district, city, special districts, etc.,) sets its own tax rate. Hays County is sharing these two documents to help residents understand how an entity’s tax rate and property appraisals actually are set by explaining the many complexities involved.

Coming Soon: The effective and rollback rate for Hays County government’s tax year 2017.

Truth in Taxation Handbook

Property Tax Administration in Texas

Tax Rate History Chart