If you are relocating to Dallas or the DFW suburbs from another state, your real estate property taxes may be higher here than where you lived previously. The offset is that in Texas you will not be paying any state or local personal income taxes. Depending on your level of income and the value of your home, your total annual state and local tax bill may be less than it is where you currently are living. As a matter of fact, recent U.S. Census data shows Texas ranks 45th among the 50 states in percentage of per capita personal income spent on state and local taxes.
Texas property taxes are calculated by multiplying the assessed value of the property by the total combined rate levied by the taxing authorities that have jurisdiction where the real estate is located. Texas state law defines the assessed value of real property as the market value of a property on January 1, the first day of the tax year. Property taxes typically are paid in a single annual payment that is due on or before December 31, the final day of the tax year.
Property tax rates for 2018 and the tax jurisdictions for most residential properties located within each of the northwest DFW suburbs and more than 25 other greater Dallas area cities and towns are provided at the link below.