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Approved Budget - 2017-18

The City of Austin fiscal year begins on October 1. In the Spring, the City begins the annual budget preparation process which includes opportunities for citizen participation and culminates with the adoption of a final budget in mid-September. Any comments, questions, or suggestions about the City's budget can be sent to COA.budget@austintexas.gov.

Many parts of the budget documents are in Adobe PDF format. To download click Adobe Acrobat Reader.

DESCRIPTION LINK TYPE
 Approved Budget Volume 1 PDF
 Approved Budget Volume 2 PDF
Proposed Budget - 2017-18

The City of Austin fiscal year begins on October 1. In the Spring, the City begins the annual budget preparation process which includes opportunities for citizen participation and culminates with the adoption of a final budget in mid-September. Any comments, questions, or suggestions about the City's budget can be sent to COA.budget@austintexas.gov.

Many parts of the budget documents are in Adobe PDF format. To download click Adobe Acrobat Reader.

DESCRIPTION LINK TYPE
Proposed Budget Volume 1 - 8/2/2017 PDF
Proposed Budget Volume 2 - 8/2/2017 PDF
Annual Budgets

To request a copy of the approved budget for a prior year not listed, click here or on the Open Records Request link located at the bottom of the Austin Finance Online screen. Annual Approved Budget Documents are also available at Austin Public Libraries.

FISCAL YEAR 2016-2017 LINK
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2016-2017 Volume IIPDF
FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 LINK
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2015-2016 Volume II PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2014-2015 LINK
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Volume II PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014 LINK
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Volume II PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013 LINK
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Volume II PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012 LINK
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2011-2012 Volume II PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011 LINK
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Volume II
PDF
Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Approved Fee Schedule
PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2009-2010 LINK
Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Volume II
PDF
Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Volume III
PDF
Property Tax Information and Adopted Budget Vote

This budget will raise more revenue from property taxes than last year's budget by an amount of $ 61,587,721, which is an 11.1 percent increase from last year's budget. The property tax revenue to be raised from new property added to the tax roll this year is $ 12,216,639.

Austin City Council vote by each member on fiscal year 2017-2018 Adopted Budget:

FOR:

AGAINST:

PRESENT and not voting: None

ABSENT: None

City of Austin Property Tax Rates:

Fiscal Year 2016-2017 2017-2018
Property Tax Rate 0.4418 0.4448
Effective Tax Rate 0.4112 0.4107
Effective M&O Tax Rate 0.3148 0.3145
Rollback Tax Rate 0.4418 0.4451
Debt Rate 0.1019 0.1055
2017-2018 Austin General Obligation Debt Service: $183,505,953
Raw Budget Data

The comparison of actual expenditures to budget may appear inconsistent. That is because base wages for personnel are fully budgeted in the expense categories regular wages—full-time, regular wages—part-time or regular wages—civil service. The budget does not assume expenditure levels for the various leave categories, such as sick pay, vacation pay, or jury leave. However, actual expenses for various leave categories are recorded based on timesheet coding. The result is that actual expenditures for regular wages are spread across multiple expense categories while the budget is shown in one expense category.

Personnel savings is budgeted to account for the likely savings in personnel costs generated through attrition. However, the savings is realized in the expense categories regular wages—full-time, regular wages --part-time and regular wages—civil service. Therefore, the actual expenditures in the personnel savings expense category will always be zero.

The data contained on this website is for informational purposes only. Certain Austin Energy budget items have been excluded as competitive matters under Texas Government Code Section 552.133 and City Council Resolution 20051201-002.

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Tax Rates
Fiscal Year 2015-16 Rate
Property 45.89 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.
Fiscal Year 2014-15 Rate
Property 48.09 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.
Fiscal Year 2013-14 Rate
Property 50.27 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.
Fiscal Year 2012-13 Rate
Property 50.29 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 9% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a tax of 14% on the sale of mixed drinks. The City receives 8.3065% of mixed drink tax receipts collected in Austin
Bingo The State of Texas assesses a 5% prize fee on bingo winnings in excess of $5. The City receives 25% of the fee collected on a prize awarded at a bingo game conducted in Austin.