By: Kaitie Moore Underwood | REALTOR®, Blue Collar Commercial Group

 

In the wake of considerable political negotiations spanning two special legislative sessions, the Texas legislature has, at last, reached a consensus on a property tax relief bill in July. This landmark bill boasts provisions that cater to diverse property owners, including homeowners, investors, businesses, and even renters, as per legislative claims.

 

The monumental $18 billion package is set to bring about reductions in property tax rates paid to school districts, benefiting a wide spectrum of property owners. This strategy is facilitated by the replacement of lost revenue with state funds, ensuring that school budgets remain unaffected. By curtailing property tax rates, the most substantial savings will accrue to higher-value properties.

 

Further enriching the bill’s offerings, the homestead exemption for school property taxes is poised to surge from $40,000 to $100,000. This boost enables homeowners to deduct a more substantial taxable value from their primary residences, a move that proportionally reduces the tax burden for entry-level homes in comparison to upscale properties.

 

Historically enjoying a 10 percent cap on annual increases in appraised property values, homeowners are joined by non-homestead properties, including rental homes and commercial spaces, in benefitting from the bill. The proposed cap ensures that these properties won’t witness annual value hikes exceeding 20 percent.

 

A final hurdle awaits the bill’s formalization: its requirement for a constitutional amendment. Texans are set to cast their approval in November, an essential step before the bill’s enactment.

 

In this insightful podcast episode, Austin bureau reporter Jasper Scherer dissects the bill’s intricacies and sheds light on its potential implications. Joining him are Looped In hosts Marissa Luck and R.A. Schuetz, who engage in an informative discussion about the bill’s implications and what the future holds.

 

For a comprehensive understanding of the Texas property tax relief bill and its far-reaching ramifications, tune in to the episode, available for streaming through online platforms like Apple Podcasts and Spotify

 

(Source: Houston Chronicle staff writers R.A. Schuetz and Marissa Luck)

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About the Author: Kaitie Moore Underwood

Kaitie Moore Underwood
Kaitie Moore Underwood's roots in competitive rodeo in Texas intertwined with her academic pursuits at the University of Houston, where she met her husband, Hank. Their move to the Hill Country in 2021 marked the beginning of both their family and Kaitie's successful career in real estate, assisting 18 families in her first year. With a background in the hospitality industry, recognized for her service excellence by the Starwood Hotel Sales Organization, Kaitie has honed her skills in financial analysis, strategy, and marketing. Now, as a pivotal member of the Blue Collar Commercial Group, she continues her professional ascent, consistently exceeding expectations through her dedication to relationships and solutions.

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