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No! Please contact the collection attorney and/or tax office as soon as you receive the letter. Legal action only increases the tax debt and the potential to lose the property. Other payment options may be available.
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Yes, visit the Texas Payments website and follow the instructions given. You can make payments 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your payment will be posted to the account within 1 business day. Write down or print out the receipt for payment that's available at the time of the process.
Yes. You can view your tax information and print statements and receipts on the Tax Office website.
No, our office does not have a drop box for payments. Please utilize one of our other payment methods to ensure delivery.
Please note: Do not use the utility drop box for tax payments.
Customers requiring a receipt by mail should enclose the payment portion of their tax statement and a self-addressed stamped envelope along with their payment. You can also print receipts for current and previous years on the Texas Payments website.
The City of Garland's over-65 exemption reduces a home's market value by $51,000. You should also receive an 8% reduction in market value from your homestead exemption. Therefore, homeowners over the age of 65 with a market value of less than $55,000 are left without a tax balance.
Call the tax office immediately! Several options are available for over-65 and/or disabled homeowners. Please contact us for more details.
The City of Garland does not have a tax ceiling, or tax freeze, for its over-65 accounts. Taxes on these accounts may go up or down depending on the rate to value calculation.
In accordance with state law, payments postmarked after January 31 are considered delinquent. Mailed payments are posted according to their postmark date. Payments placed in the mail on or near January 31 should be hand stamped by the postal service in order to endure a timely payment. Postage receipts and/or certified mailings are also recommended for payments which are mailed on or near January 31. Online payments are highly encouraged and provide immediate confirmation ( service fee apply).
Yes. Customers who choose to use this service will incur a convenience fee for each payment transaction of 3.2% for any debit or credit cards. E-checks have a $5 fee.
Pay as much as you can before the delinquency date. Only the remaining balance will receive the penalty accrual. You should also contact the tax office to seek other payment options which may reduce the penalty accrual. Please act quickly as the penalty accrual increases monthly in accordance with state law and is non-negotiable.
Annual notices are mailed during the first week of October. Contact the tax office if you have not received your bill in a timely manner. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to report any mailing address changes to the Central Appraisal District. Failure to receive a notice does not negate the validity of tax assessment nor the accrued penalties.
A real property account consists of land and any permanently affixed structures. Business personal property is a tax on any property other than real property that is often associated with a business.