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    Important Dates

    JANUARY 31

    This is the last day to pay taxes before delinquency.  The first payment on quarter payment plans for Over-65 and disability homestead accounts is due on or before this date.

    FEBRUARY 1

    Penalty and interest charges begin to accrue on taxes for the preceding year.  Penalty begins at 6 percent and increases monthly to a maximum of 12 percent in July.  Interest begins to accrue at the rate of 1 percent per month until the account is paid in full.

    MARCH 31

    This is the last day to make the second payment on a quarter payment plan.

    This is the last day to pay business personal property accounts without an additional collection penalty.  An additional collection penalty may be charged on accounts that are delinquent on April 1 for personal property.

    APRIL 30

    This is the last day to file an exemption application at Tarrant Appraisal District.

    MAY 31

    This is the last day to make third payment on a quarter payment plan.

    This is the last day to file a protest with Tarrant Appraisal District for the current year.

    JUNE 30

    This is the last day to make the second payment on the half payment option.

    JULY 1

    All delinquent accounts for the current year are turned over to the tax attorneys for collection.  A collection penalty up to 20 percent of the total unpaid balance is added to the current delinquent collection fee.

    JULY 25

    The Chief Appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the taxing units.

    JULY 31

    This is the last day to make the final payment on a quarter payment plan.

    SEPTEMBER 25

    This is the last day for taxing units to set the tax rate.

    SEPTEMBER 30

    All tax rates must be set by taxing entities.

    OCTOBER 1

    The current collection period begins.  Tax bills are mailed on October 1, or as soon as possible thereafter, to real and business personal property owners throughout the county.

    NOVEMBER 30

    This is the last day to make the first payment on the half payment option.