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The Legal Services Division provides numerous publications online that may be downloaded below. To order a copy of a publication, please submit a Legal Publications Order Form.


Budget and Tax Rate Planning Calendar

To assist counties in the budget and tax rate adoption process, the Texas Association of Counties has prepared a Budget and Tax Rate Planning Calendar designed to aid officials as they develop their own localized calendar for their county. This is based on a fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, and takes into account the new simplified tax rate notice prescribed by Section 140.010 of the Local Government Code.

Remember that “one size does not fit all” and some statutes can be subject to interpretation. It’s a good idea to consult with your county attorney to review how this planning calendar applies in your county.

The Comptroller’s website offers more helpful information regarding the tax rate adoption process, including suggested tax rate notice forms to be used.

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