By reducing state and local government spending growth, Texans can eliminate the Robin Hood school property tax and cut overall property taxes almost in half.

Key Points:

  • School district maintenance and operations (M&O) property taxes, estimated to be $24.77 billion in 2018, make up about one-half of the total tax levy.
  • Previous efforts by the Texas Legislature to reduce the property tax burden through increasing state spending on public education or increasing the homestead exemption have not provided significant, long-term relief for Texas taxpayers
  • If the Texas Legislature sticks with this plan to reduce our property tax burden, within the foreseeable future Texans will no longer be paying the Robin Hood property tax