Helpful Information and Tax Exemption Eligibility
If you’re new to Central Texas (and even if you’re not), we’ve included helpful information about property taxes in Texas below. Have questions? Reach out to us anytime.
*The CAD establishes the values; the tax office collects the bills. Although the two agencies work closely together, they are not the same so value questions should be directed to the CAD while bill questions need to be directed to the tax office.
**You may want to check with your CPA about making your property tax payment prior to December 31st for income tax purposes.
What is a Homestead Exemption?
A homestead exemption reduces a homeowner’s property tax bill by removing part of the home’s value from taxation.
How do I apply?
You can find the application online by searching your county Central Appraisal District website for the RESIDENTIAL
What other exemptions are available?
You may be eligible for other exemptions such as over-65, disability, or veteran related exemptions. Please check your
county Central Appraisal District website for more details.
Who is responsible for applying for any applicable exemptions?
YOU ARE. As the property owner, if you believe you are eligible for any exemptions, you must contact the CAD to apply.
No one will do this for you and beware of paying anyone to help you with it. It is free and easy with the CAD and can help you save money on your property taxes.