Our office wanted to share some information that maybe some have forgotten about, or didn't know about.
On March 20, 2014 the Austin City Council voted to increase the property tax exemption for homes owned by individuals 65 years of age or older and by individuals who are disabled from $51,000 to $70,000. These homeowners should have seen this increased exemption amount reflected on the tax bills they received in the fall of 2014, and which were due to be paid by January 31, 2015. This exemption remains in force and will continue to be reflected on tax bills distributed in the fall of 2015.
If you believe you should qualify for this exemption and are not currently receiving it, please contact the Travis Central Appraisal District at (512) 834-9317 or visit its website at www.traviscad.org to learn how to apply for the exemptions.