2015 Attorney General Opinions and Court Decisions
Listed below are 2015 opinions and decisions concerning various property tax issues. The list is does not include all opinions and decisions concerning property tax. The summaries are provided by the Comptroller's office as a public service intended solely as an informational resource. The summaries are not intended as substitutes for or interpretations of the opinions and decisions summarized and should not be relied upon as such. Additionally, the information provided neither constitutes nor serves as a substitute for legal advice. Questions regarding the meaning or interpretation of any information included or referenced herein should, as appropriate or necessary, be directed to an attorney or other appropriate counsel.
Attorney General Opinions
Re: Whether an independent school district may use the certified estimate of property tax values to adopt a tax rate after adopting its budget (RQ-1211-GA)
Summary: The Attorney General set forth the following conclusion in its summary:
Subsections 44.004(j) of the Education Code and 26.05(g) of the Tax Code do not authorize an independent school district to use the certified estimate of property tax values to adopt a tax rate after adopting its budget.