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FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget

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.

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DESCRIPTION LINK TYPE
FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget PDF
FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget - Snapshot PDF
FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget - Re-Imagining Public Safety PDF
FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget - Taxpayer Impact Statement PDF
FY 2020-21 Proposed Budget - City Manager's Message 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 2019-2020 LINK
Fiscal Year 2019-2020PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2018-2019 LINK
Fiscal Year 2018-2019PDF
FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 LINK
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Volume IPDF
Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Volume IIPDF
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 $193,094,612, which is a 26.2 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 $21,477,884.

Austin City Council vote by each member on fiscal year 2020-2021 Adopted Budget:

FOR:

AGAINST: None

PRESENT and not voting: None

ABSENT: None

City of Austin Property Tax Rates:

Fiscal Year 2019-2020 2020-2021
Property Tax Rate 0.4431 0.5335
No-New-Revenue Rate 0.4140 0.4284
No-New-Revenue M&O Tax Rate 0.3090 0.3222
Voter Approval Tax Rate 0.4431 0.4460
Debt Rate 0.1094 0.1126
2019-2020 Austin General Obligation Debt Service: $231,460,981
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 2020-21 Rate
Property 53.35 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 11% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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 2019-20 Rate
Property 44.31 cents per $100 of taxable value
Sales 1% of gross taxable sales
Hotel/Motel Occupancy 11% of room rate
Motor Vehicle Rental 5% of gross rental receipts
Mixed Drink The State of Texas assesses a 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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 2018-19 Rate
Property 44.03 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 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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 2017-18 Rate
Property 44.48 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 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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 2016-17 Rate
Property 44.18 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 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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 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 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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 6.7% gross receipts tax and an 8.25% sales tax on mixed beverages. The City receives 10.7143% of total mixed beverage 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.