County Commissioners Approve Tax Increase

The State of Texas added several unfunded mandates that required all counties to raise taxes in order to implement the programs. Image by Jim Satterwhite for Hunt County News.

There was no fanfare or Citizens to be Heard protest before Hunt County Commissioners passed a new fiscal year budget that had an effective tax increase of almost eleven percent. The new county budget will go into effect on October 1, 2018, and remain until September 29, 2019.  The commissioners approved the budget showing a decrease in the county tax rate.  The Hunt County Appraisal District adjusted market values in a way that the reduction from last year will show a tax increase next year.

County Judge John Horn said, “The average homeowner will see a $38 tax increase on a Hundred-thousand-dollar home.”  Along with the budget, the commissioners approved a three percent payroll increase for Fiscal Year 2018-19 for all county employees.

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