A Site You Are Required To Have.
In 2019, Texas legislators passed the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act, designed to demystify property taxes for local taxpayers. Otherwise known as Senate Bill 2 (S.B. 2), this new law required local appraisal districts to publish detailed information online to help residents understand proposed budgets and tax rates for greater transparency. The legislation requires larger counties to comply by August of 2020, or August of 2021 for smaller counties.
In response to this new ruling, BIS now offers Truth-In-Taxation websites. It is a site that is easy for taxpayers to navigate and shows a thorough breakdown of all of the different tax rates that contribute to a property owner’s tax bill. This is a standalone site that is not tied to a district’s current website or CAMA vendor. BIS has gone above and beyond the basic requirements set forth by the mandate to offer a robust tool that is easy for appraisal districts and taxpayers alike.
Join the 70+ jurisdictions already using this Truth-in-Taxation website.
Other districts have seen tremendous value in the tool’s ease of use, simplicity and great user interface. Development team member Samantha Hogue says, “It’s such a great product. Customers come on board for our old school customer service, and they stay because this product is so user friendly.”
The Truth-In-Taxation websites offer a 5 year rate history of taxes, values year over year, and annual comparisons. Appraisal districts need only provide information like tax rates, units and offices to the BIS team. In addition, BIS will train appraisal district staff. There is minimal maintenance: just an annual edit of basic information. BIS is proud to offer this new service in addition to existing services like tax rate calculation services.
Contact us about Truth in Taxation: (800)247-9045 or firstname.lastname@example.org