Tag Archives: Homestead Exemption

Friday, June 11, 2021 by Audrey McGlinchy, KUT

Austin raises property tax exemption for homeowners to highest rate allowed

As the median price of a home in Austin surpassed half a million dollars this year, City Council members voted Thursday to tax a smaller amount of owners’ home values. City leaders doubled the current general homestead exemption of 10 percent, taking…

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by Jo Clifton

AG tells Cedar Park no deal on tax exemption

Attorney General Ken Paxton has ruled that the city of Cedar Park is not allowed to set its minimum property tax exemption at $10,000 but must use the $5,000 minimum set by state law. Last spring, the Cedar Park City…

Friday, June 15, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Council raises homestead exemption to 10%

On a vote of 7-4, Council on Thursday approved raising the homestead exemption from the current rate of 8 percent to 10 percent for the coming year. The resolution’s sponsors included Council members Ellen Troxclair, Leslie Pool, Ann Kitchen and…

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 by Jo Clifton

Homestead exemption talk on the agenda

District 8 Council Member Ellen Troxclair is once again working to increase the general homestead exemption for property owners. She has worked on this issue since she was elected in 2014. Although City Council voted for a 6 percent exemption…

Friday, April 28, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Homestead exemption unlikely to change

After hours of budget presentations and discussions Wednesday, City Council took up the always controversial issue of homestead exemptions. They have heard for several months that this year’s budget will be tight, leaving no room for additions without corresponding subtractions.…

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by Jo Clifton

Growth slows, making city budget tighter

The days of Austin’s turbo-charged growth are over – at least for now. City Council got that message from the city’s economic adviser, Jon Hockenyos, as well as Deputy Chief Financial Officer Ed Van Eenoo, at Wednesday’s financial forecast and…

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s notebook: On sucking eggs

The etymology of egg-sucking… Trust us when we say that a lot of work goes on behind the scenes to bring our readers their daily Austin Monitor. And a lot of that work is done by our invaluable, East Coast-based…

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Council sets stage for last-minute homestead exemption debate

City Council has scheduled one final meeting this month in order to take another crack at fulfilling a key campaign promise many members made during the 2014 elections. Wednesday afternoon’s special called session will feature the third-reading vote on a…

Monday, June 27, 2016 by Elizabeth Pagano

Reporter’s Notebook: Things happened

So, what’s up with Wednesday?… After last week’s epic City Council meeting that stretched until about 3 in the morning, there were very few people left bemoaning the looming July break. In fact, Thursday was scheduled to be the last…

Friday, July 31, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council talks budget affordability and city services

There are some things that the proposed Fiscal Year 2015-16 city budget does and some things that it does not do. Aside from raising the property tax rate, along with utility rates and fees for many homeowners, one of the…

Friday, June 5, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council adopts six percent homestead exemption

Despite the fact that views among City Council members run the gamut as far as implementing a homestead tax exemption, they opted in a 7-4 vote to meet in the middle early Friday morning, approving a 6 percent exemption for…

Thursday, May 14, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council weighs homestead exemption equity

City Council is facing an array of difficult choices as it attempts to balance potential increases in the city’s homestead exemption tax with its upcoming budget needs. Following a Wednesday budget work session, Council members can add possible impacts on…

Thursday, May 7, 2015 by Elizabeth Pagano

Council mulls smaller homestead exemption

As candidates, many of the current City Council members promised constituents a 20 percent homestead exemption. As Council members, they looked at the numbers Wednesday and weighed the benefits of a more cautious approach. At a budget work session, Mayor…

Thursday, February 19, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: CM Garza on the Homestead Tax Exemption

District 2 Austin City Council Member Delia Garza joins Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to talk about the proposed 20 percent City of Austin homestead tax exemption. Sponsored by Kerbey Lane. Track is embedded below:

Sunday, February 15, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Video: 2.12 Council rundown, KXAN

Monitor Publisher Mike Kanin joins KXAN‘s Sally Hernandez for a quick rundown of Council’s February 12 discussions of Mayor Steve Adler’s plan to fund additional office staff with (c)3 dollars and a now-in-process study of a potential 20 percent homestead…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 by Tyler Whitson

Council considers homestead exemption timeline

Picking up on one of the most hotly debated campaign issues of the past election, City Council is grappling with what could be the first step in enacting a 20 percent homestead tax exemption. Council discussed a resolution at Tuesday’s…

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