Frio County proposes small property tax increase

Tax bills on homesteaded properties in Frio County will go up an average of $13.19 under a proposal by the County Commission.
Though the commission plans to the keep tax rate at $0.5968 per $100 of assessed value, the average tax bill will climb from $302.08 to $316.04.
That 4.62 percent increase matches the rise in taxable values, which rose from an average of $50,616 last year to $52,956 this year, according to county documents.
Total county tax revenues from all properties, including new construction, is projected to be $13,280,220, an increase of 6.26 percent.
To keep taxes at the same level as 2019, the commission would need to lower the rate to $0.568.
The tax proposal was approved on a 4-0 vote by County Judge Arnulfo Luna and commissioners Vickie Comacho, Richard Graf and Jose Asuncion. Commissioner Ruben Maldonado was absent.
A public hearing for final adoption of the tax rate will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, at the County Commissioners’ Courtroom, 500 E. San Antonio St., in Pearsall.
By Kenric Ward

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