Your Money and the Taxing Facts
Published August 2012
Thousands of cities, counties, special purpose districts, school districts and transit authorities in Texas levy property tax or sales tax. Revenues from these taxes are used to fund law enforcement, fire departments, hospitals, schools, libraries, parks, roads, utilities, economic development and many other locally operated public services.
To help Texans get a closer look at the local taxing entities in their area, and the revenues collected by them, the Comptroller’s office has published Your Money and the Taxing Facts. This report was published alongside interactive maps providing a close-up view of the entities that assess property tax and collect sales tax revenues in each Texas county.
Call to Action
Learn who is taxing you by taking a closer look at the local taxing entities in your area, and the revenues collected by them.
Find out what you can do to protest your property valuation on the Comptroller’s Appraisal Protests and Appeals page.
Filling in the Gaps
Since Your Money and the Taxing Facts was published, we’ve compiled huge quantities of information that taxpayers should have at their fingertips. We hope you find these resources relating to Your Money and the Taxing Facts’ subject matter helpful.
- Debt at a Glance Profiles: Our office has compiled debt statistics and tax information on all Texas cities, counties, school districts and community college districts, as well as for Texas. You’ll find a wealth of data in each user-friendly, one-stop summary.
Tools and Resources
- Local Property Tax Entities By County: This map provides a general guide to the number of local entities that levy property tax in each county.
- Local Sales Tax Entities By County: This map provides a general guide to the number of local entities that impose sales tax in each county.
- Per Capita Local Property Tax Levies By County
- Per Capita Local Sales Tax Levies By County
- Tax Rate Lookup Tools