Tax Calendar

There are numerous important dates and deadlines during the tax year. Many, such as the January 1 assessment date, is specifically stated in the Texas Property Tax Code. Others, such as a property owner’s deadline to file a notice of protest, may depend on the date the chief appraiser performs an action (in this case, the date a notice of appraised value is mailed to the property owner).  Each calendar entry is supported by a reference or references pertinent to the Texas Property Tax Code or Education Code Section(s).

IMPORTANT TAX PAYMENT DATES

  • OCTOBER 2020– Tax statement mailing begins.
  • JANUARY 31, 2021*– Last day to pay 2020 tax bill without penalty and interest.  (If any active lawsuit exists for a previous year, attorney fees are added to the 2020 tax bill on February 1, 2021.)
  • APRIL 1, 2021-Last day to pay 2020 business personal property taxes without accruing attorney fees.

(Date extended to the next business day.)

QUARTER-PAYMENT DUE DATES

  • 1ST QUARTER-PAYMENT due by:
    JANUARY 31, 2021*;
  • 2ND QUARTER-PAYMENT due by:
    MARCH 31, 2021;
  • 3RD QUARTER-PAYMENT due by:
    MAY 31, 2021*;
  • 4TH QUARTER-PAYMENT due by:
    JULY 31, 2021*.

(*Date extended to the next business day.)

Quarter Payments: Any late quarter-payment incurs a penalty of 6% for the first month plus 1% interest per month until paid in full. Please Note: Taxpayers can still join the Quarter Payment Plan in February, but with a 7% late fee.

REMINDER: If the last day to perform an action falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, Property Tax Code Section 1.06 designates the next regular business day as the deadline.