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    Proposed Tarrant County Budget Has No Tax Rate Increase

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    
    August 17, 2015                            



    The Tarrant County Commissioners Court was presented with a balanced budget proposal this morning, which would maintain the current tax rate.  The total proposed budget is $560,529,263 with a tax rate of 26.4 cents per $100 valuation.  Tarrant County taxes on a home with a value of $100,000 would be $264.  The tax rate has either decreased or stayed the same since 2006.
    During today’s hearing, the Commissioners Court voted for a 3 percent merit-based increase to non-law enforcement employees. Law enforcement structure adjustments were also increased by 3 percent.  The Court also approved adding 21 positions to the General Fund, mainly to address increased workload, the staffing of new facilities and hiring for new programs.
    Compared with the other five large urban counties (Travis, El Paso, Harris, Bexar and Dallas) Tarrant’s tax rate is the second lowest.
    The Commissioners Court is scheduled to adopt the budget and set the tax rate on September 15th.


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    For more information contact Marc Flake, Public Information Officer at 817-884-2535.



    News release date: August 17, 2015