Taxpayers will see increases due to rising appraisal values
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan today announced that nearly one million property tax bills are on the way to property owners.
“This week 900,000 tax bills have been mailed and another 200,000 will go out in the next few weeks. By the end of the month, more than one million tax bills will be received by property owners,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan.
The Harris County region has had incredible growth. As a result, property appraisal values have risen substantially. Most taxpayers will see an increase in their tax bill.
“Compared to last year’s tax bill, the average homestead throughout Harris County, Houston, the surrounding school districts and cities could see an increase of approximately $400 in property taxes,” said Mr. Sullivan. “I want all taxpayers to review their bill carefully to ensure they have all of the exemptions they are entitled to receive.”
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office collects taxes for 70 jurisdictions. This year we expect to collect a total of $5.6 billion. Harris County will receive $2 billion in tax revenues, the Houston Independent School District will receive $1.5 billion and the City of Houston will receive $1.1 billion in revenues. Municipalities, school districts and other taxing jurisdictions receive the remaining portion of revenues.
Property owners are encouraged to pay their bill as soon as possible, as they are due byJanuary 31, 2015. Taxpayers can pay their property taxes by mail, by phone at (713) 274-CARD (2273), online at www.hctax.net or in person at any of the 16 Tax Assessor-Collector’s Offices throughout Harris County. If they do not receive a tax bill, property owners may print their own bill online at www.hctax.net.
The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office Property Tax Division maintains approximately 1.5 million tax accounts and collects $5.6 billion of property taxes for 70 taxing entities.