The Irving City Council adopts a tax rate for property taxes each September when the budget is approved. Property taxes are collected by the Dallas County Tax Office in one installment. Bills are mailed about Oct. 15, and are due Jan. 31. Failure to pay these taxes before Feb. 1 results in a penalty of 6 percent, plus 1 percent per month until July 1 when the penalty becomes 12 percent. After July, the penalty increases 1 percent per month. Interest is 1 percent per month.
Bills are mailed to the last known address. It is the taxpayer's responsibility to keep the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) (www.dallascad.org) informed as to where the tax bill is to be mailed. Failure to receive a tax bill does not relieve the taxpayer of responsibility for paying taxes on time.
Many homeowners pay monthly installments for taxes to their mortgage companies who keep these monies in an escrow account from which they pay taxes. When requested by mortgage companies, tax bills are mailed to them for these properties.
To change your address or for questions about your tax bills, call the Dallas County Tax Office at (214) 653-7811.
The City of Irving is guiding its future growth and development with its Strategic Plan. City Council’s action plan consists of 10 goals and 57 strategies and is based on input from Irving residents. Use our property tax dollar tool to see how your annual property taxes pay for all the services provided by the City of Irving and contribute to the strategic plan.
If you own your home and it is your primary residence, the City of Irving grants a homestead exemption of 20 percent. The city also provides tax relief for elderly (65 and older) and disabled homeowners who meet certain requirements.
To qualify for the homestead, over 65, and disabled exemptions you must apply through the Dallas Central Appraisal District.
To find out more about this program or to request forms please call the Dallas County Appraisal District (DCAD) at (214) 631-0910.
Q: How do I contest the value placed on my property by the Appraisal District?
A: File a written protest with the District by May 31. A protest form is available, but a notice of protest is sufficient if it identifies the owner, the property that is subject to the protest, and indicates that you are dissatisfied with a decision made by the District. The protest will be heard by an independent panel of the Appraisal Review Board. (These are residents which are not employees of the Appraisal District). If you believe the value of your property is too high, examples of items to provide the panel are a closing statement if you recently purchased the property or sales price of other homes in your neighborhood if they have recently been sold.
Q: I purchased a home last year, what exemptions are available to me?
A: If you own your home on Jan. 1 and it is your primary residence the city grants a 20 percent exemption on the value. If you are 65 on Jan. 1 an additional $30,000 exemption on the value may be applied for at the Appraisal District. You may also be eligible for a disabled or disabled veteran exemption and should contact the District for application forms.
Q: If I am late filing for my homestead or age 65 exemption what happens?
A: If the District processes the application before the tax roll is certified in July, then the original tax bill will reflect the correction. If not, then a corrected statement will be sent to the taxpayer when it is processed. If a mortgage company was sent the original bill, they will probably pay the higher amount and the city will refund the difference after receipt of the payment. In some instances the application may not be processed by Jan. 31, then you should pay the amount on the original bill or contact each taxing entity and have them calculate an anticipated corrected bill. If no payment is made, late charges will be incurred even if the District subsequently submits the correction.
Q: Can the late charges be waived?
A: State law permits the waiving of late charges only if an act or omission by the tax entity or the Appraisal District causes the taxpayer to be late. Failure of the Postal Service to cancel an envelope on Jan. 31, even though the payment was placed in a mail box on Jan. 31, is not sufficient for a waiver.
Q: What happens if I don't pay my taxes on time?
A: In February, the Dallas County Tax Office will send a delinquent tax notice. The notice will include late penalty and interest charges of 7 percent on the unpaid, balance. Each month thereafter that the bill remains unpaid additional penalty and interest charges are added. State laws provide that the penalty charges can be as much as 12 percent, and interest is accrued at the rate of 1 percent per month. There is no maximum amount of interest. Outside attorneys hired to collect delinquent taxes can charge an additional 20 percent penalty to cover their fees. In addition, if a delinquent tax lawsuit is filed, then court costs will be incurred by the taxpayer.Tax Calendar:
Property taxes are the primary funding source for police, fire, streets, ambulance, parks, and inspection services provided by the city.
On Jan. 1 the value of property is established by the Dallas Central Appraisal District. An owner of property may render their estimate of the value or the Appraisal District will place an estimate on the tax roll. If the Appraisal District disagrees with the owners estimate or increases the value of the property more than $1,000 over the prior year, a notice of value is sent to the property owner.
Between Jan. 1 and April 30, exemption applications are processed by the Appraisal District.
On July 25, the Appraisal District certifies final values to the city. In September, the City Council adopts a tax rate for the level of services requested to be provided and debt payments.
On Oct. 1, tax bills are mailed to each property owner, mortgage company or agent. Taxpayers have until Jan. 31 of the following year to remit payment.
On Feb. 1, taxes become delinquent and begin to accrue penalty and interest charges.
|Property Tax (rate per $100 assessed valuation) October 1, 2013:|
|Community College District||$0.1247|
|Total Tax Rate per $100||$2.7174|
|City of Irving||Optional Homestead–20 percent of your home's value ($5,000 minimum)
Citizens over 65–$30,000
Disabled Veterans–$12,000 maximum
|Irving ISD||Optional Homestead--5 percent of your home's value ($5,000 minimum)
Citizens over 65–$10,000
Disabled Veterans–$12,000 maximum
|Who to Contact for Information:|
|Appraisal and Exemption Information||Dallas Central Appraisal District
2949 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247-6195
|Tax Information–City||Dallas County Tax Office
500 Elm Street
Dallas, TX 75202
|Tax Information–Irving ISD||
Irving ISD Tax Office
|Delinquent Tax Information||
Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
|For information about the property tax from the Texas Comptroller's Office click here.|
|For information about the sales tax from the Texas Comptroller's Office click here.|
|Other School Districts (Substitute for IISD Above)|
|Carrollton / Farmer's Branch ISD||$1.3235|
|Hotel Occupancy Tax|