PTD Explains Laws forAdopting Property Tax Rates
During June, the Comptrollers Property Tax Division (PTD) will conduct 18 regional seminars to explain the laws that taxing units must follow when adopting their 2000 property tax rates.2000 Law Changes
PTD staff will explain how to calculate the effective and rollback tax rates, what to publish and when to call a tax rate rollback election. These seminars will be of interest to elected and appointed officials, tax assessor-collectors, business officers, chief appraisers and taxpayers.
All taxing units will see some changes to the tax rate adoption procedures and deadlines for tax year 2000.Seminar information
In 1999, the Texas Legislature passed several bills that did not take effect until Jan. 1, 2000 or would change the procedures for tax years after the 1999 tax year. These bills included Senate Bill (S. B.) 4, S. B. 1118, House Bill (H. B.) 954 and H. B. 1398.
PTD staff will explain the new changes and requirements for these bills as well as review all the requirements of the tax rate adoption laws.
Each seminar begins at 9 a.m. and ends at noon, except in Midland. In a request from the county tax assessors' association, the PTD seminar in Midland will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. The Midland seminar will be held in conjunction with the county tax assessors' annual conference.Questions
The Comptroller seminar dates and locations are listed on this page. The regional seminars are free of charge, and pre-registration is not required.
Individuals may receive continuing education units (CEUs) from the Board of Tax Professional Examiners (BTPE), from the Board of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. School board members may receive CEU credit toward their standards for duties of school board members.
The Comptroller thanks local officials in these regions for their help with meeting space. For any questions about the seminars or locations, please send an e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
Or, call the PTDs Technical Assistance hotline at 1-800-252-9121, extension 1. In Austin, call 512/305-9999.