UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED RATE CUT STILL FUNDS CRUCIAL PRIORITIES
Harris County, TX — TODAY, Harris County Commissioners Court has adopted an overall reduced tax rate for fiscal year 2021. Previously, Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia had proposed the motion to cut property tax rates, which was approved unanimously. The new tax rate adopted will save taxpayers 1.3 cents per $100 of assessed value on their homes or approximately $26 on a home valued at $200,000. The plan not only saves taxpayers money, it also still funds crucial priorities such as Flood Control and Harris Health.
Commissioner Adrian Garcia issued the following statement:
“Reducing tax rates while people are struggling from all the effects of this nasty pandemic has been a top priority for my office. Every dollar counts right now. Making this plan even better, essential county services -- which help buoy the local economy – will still be funded. This widespread virus only increases the need for a strong public health plan, and at the same time, does not reduce our risk for devastating flooding. This is good government at work: we help taxpayers while still funding crucial county priorities.”
This is the second tax reduction approved by court this year. Previously, a plan offered by Commissioner Garcia extended the homestead exemption for seniors and people living with disabilities.
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