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How do you calculate Texas property tax?

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Texas has no state property tax. Instead, local governments levy and collect all property taxes, according to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. The Texas state constitution sets the rules for how these taxes are collected.

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Per the Texas constitution, collection of local property taxes must follow these five rules: taxation must be equal and uniform; property is taxed at current market value; property is taxed at a single appraised value; all property is taxable unless specifically exempted by federal or state law; and taxpayers have a right to reasonable notice of increases in the appraised value of their property. Appeals of the Appraisal Review Board decisions are available through binding arbitration, district court appeals or the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

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