What to Know About Commercial Property Taxes in Texas

The good news is that the economy of the Lone Star State is booming! The bad news relates to how that affects commercial property taxes in Texas.

What Are Commercial Property Taxes?

What do Nevada, Ohio, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, and Texas have in common? They are the only states in the U.S. that don’t have corporate income tax.

So, how do taxes work on commercial property in Texas?

How Are Commercial Properties Assessed in Texas?

Local authorities use Central Appraisal Districts (CADs) to establish the worth of a property based on the current market value, improvements made to it, and its revenue (income approach).

“More than 4,796 local governments in Texas — school districts, cities, counties, and various special districts — assess property tax to fund local public services.” - Texas Comptroller

Can Valuations Differ by Property Type in Texas?

The short answer is, “Yes!” Let’s examine the three types of property vis-à-vis tax assessments:

1. Business Real Estate

This refers to the physical land and buildings that are used for commercial purposes, such as retail stores, offices, warehouses, and industrial sites. Value is determined by factors such as the size and condition of the property, its location, and the local real estate market.

2. Business Personal Property (BPP)

BPP is the tangible personal property used in a business’s operation, such as machinery, equipment, furniture, and inventory. Its value is affected by details like the age and condition of the property, its usefulness and function, and its replacement cost.

3. Mineral Property

Mineral property describes any land, mines, wells, or other natural resources that are capable of being extracted and sold, such as oil, gas, and minerals. Their value is assessed according to the quantity and quality of the resources, the current market price for the resources, the cost of extraction, etc.

What is the Commercial Property Tax Rate in Texas?

Texas has the reputation of collecting some of the business’s highest property taxes in the country. But the property tax rate varies according to the CAD that applies to you.


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How Are Commercial Property Tax Rates Calculated?

Commercial property tax rates are used to fund various branches of government. Depending on their budget requirements, the tax rate is decided by local entities, e.g., school districts, counties, cities, emergency districts, and special districts.

Commercial Property Tax Bills in Texas


The taxable value of property x tax rate / 100 = your commercial property tax

When Are Appraisal Rolls Certified in Texas

The official date for appraisal rolls to be certified is July 20.

However, if more than 5% of the total appraised value is under protest, the date is pushed out until this figure drops below 5%.

When Are Commercial Property Tax Bills Mailed in Texas?

It may not be marked on your calendar, but knowing when tax bills are mailed saves you from severe penalties and interest on unpaid commercial property tax bills.

While the rule of thumb is October or November, with payment due by January 31, the system varies from place to place.

Are There Exemptions for Business Property Taxes?

“Texas provides for a variety of exemptions from property tax for property and property owners that qualify for the exemption.” Texas Comptroller

Examples include property physically damaged by disaster, farm products, and implements of husbandry.

Need Help Paying Your Commercial Property Taxes? Get a Commercial Property Tax Loan from AFIC

If you are struggling to keep up with taxes, you are not alone! It is something that nearly all business owners face at some point. That is why our team at American Finance and Investment Co., Inc. partners with commercial property owners across the state who need help paying their taxes.

We offer our clients an affordable, hassle-free way to ensure that your account with the local government tax office is paid in full and will work out a manageable repayment plan for you. AFIC can provide you with an instant quote by completing the form on our homepage. For qualifying properties, we can help you pay off your delinquent taxes and offer you the following benefits:

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  • Avoid high penalties and foreclosure

We pride ourselves on finding solutions to suit the unique needs of our clients. If you would like to discuss our commercial property tax loans, please contact our experienced team at AFIC today.

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