AUSTIN – Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation published the paper Property Tax Profile: Travis County.

“Property taxes in Travis County have risen sharply in recent years and this surge is obvious in residents’ annual tax bills,” said TPPF’s James Quintero. “From 2015 to 2020, the average homeowners’ tax bill increased 54%. By comparison, Austin’s population grew only 11% over the same period.”

Key Points:

  • Travis County homeowners’ property tax bills have skyrocketed in recent years, growing from $5,471 in 2015 to $8,430 in 2020.
  • From 2015 to 2020, the area’s property taxes rose 54%, while Austin’s population increased just 11%.
  • Struggling taxpayers need area governments to take aggressive action to ease the burden.

To read the paper in full, please visit:

https://files.texaspolicy.com/uploads/2020/08/14115514/Quintero-Travis-Co-Property-Taxes.pdf