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Beginning January 1, 2020

The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.

Truth-in-taxation is a concept embodied in the Texas Constitution that requires local taxing units to make taxpayers aware of tax rate proposals and to afford taxpayers the opportunity to roll back or limit tax increases. Property owners have the right to know about increases in their properties' appraised value and to be notified of the estimated taxes that could result from the new value.

Calculate Taxes: take the Taxable Value, divide by 100, and multiplying the result by the tax rate. Tax Amount = Taxable Value/100*Tax Rate

Key Terms

No-New-Revenue-Rate: A calculated rate that would provide the taxing unit with approximately the same revenue that it received last year from property that was taxed in both years. This does not include additional revenue from new construction.

Proposed Rate: The tax rate that the taxing unit is considering for adoption.

Voter Approval Rate: This is the maximum tax increase allowed by law without triggering an election. It is calculated by taking last year’s maintenance and operations rate, adding 8%, and adding the unit’s debt rate (interest and sinking (I&S) fund rate).

Adopted Rate: The tax rate that the taxing unit voted to adopt for the current year.


All information contained herein, is considered in the public domain and is distributed without warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory. The El Paso Central Appraisal District (CAD )makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of this information and expressly disclaims liability for any errors and omissions.

This is not a real time tax notice. Information pertaining to tax rates, meeting times, locations, and its availability is maintained by the local taxing jurisdictions. The central appraisal district does not warrant the accuracy of the tax information contained on this site. Tax information provided is the sole responsibility of the taxing entity to which it belongs.

The central appraisal district does not review or monitor the feedback for any of the local taxing jurisdictions. Please use the contact information provided by each taxing entity if you have questions regarding comments or suggestions placed through this site.

The truth-in-taxation website is provided to the central appraisal district by a third party. The central appraisal district does not control the layout of the website or how website information is printed.

For help with the website, contact:
Taxpayer Liaison Officer
Tracy Carter
5801 Trowbridge Dr.
El Paso, TX 79925
P: (915) 780-2070
Email: [email protected]

For questions about tax information, contact:
Tax Assessor / Collector
Maria O. Pasillas, RTA
Consolidated Tax Office
P.O. Box 2992
El Paso, TX 79999-2992
P: (915) 212-0106
Email: [email protected]

Website last updated on: 6/20/2024 10:53:00 AM MDT (UTC -6:00)