The TRAIL OF THE LAKES M.U.D. will hold a public hearing on a proposed tax rate for the tax year 2022 on October 31, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at 2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 3450, Houston, TX 77019 or dial in 1(224)501-3412 access code: 867-415-349 or Videoconference: https://meet.goto.com/867415349. Your individual taxes may increase at a greater or lesser rate, or even decrease, depending on the tax rate that is adopted and on the change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in taxable value of all other property. The change in the taxable value of your property in relation to the change in the taxable value of all other property determines the distribution of the tax burden among all property owners.
Visit Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes to find a link to your local property tax database on which you can easily access information regarding your property taxes, including information about proposed tax rates and scheduled public hearings of each entity that taxes your property.
FOR the proposal: Virginia Elkins, Crystal Kirby, Kim Pendleton, Mark Richards and Jo A. Smith
AGAINST the proposal: None
PRESENT and not voting: None
The following table compares taxes on an average residence homestead in this taxing unit last year to taxes proposed on the average residence homestead this year.
NOTICE OF TAXPAYERS’ RIGHT TO ELECTION TO REDUCE TAX RATE
If the district adopts a combined debt service, operation and maintenance, and contract tax rate that would result in the taxes on the average residence homestead increasing by more than eight percent, the qualified voters of the district by petition may require that an election be held to determine whether to reduce the operation and maintenance tax rate to the voter-approval tax rate under Section 49.23603, Water Code.
The 86th Texas Legislature modified the manner in which the voter-approval tax rate is calculated to limit the rate of growth of property taxes in the state.
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