Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Property Tax Programs

Local governments use property tax incentives to pursue a variety of economic development goals. Potential goals include increasing income or employment, improving fiscal health and promoting urban revitalization.

Jobs, Energy, Technology and Innovation (JETI) (HB5)

JETI enables a company, school district and Governor’s office to enter into an agreement that diverts some of the district’s tax income to the company. This is contigent on job creation and investment minimums.

JETI Statutes and Resources
Freeport/Goods in Transit Exemptions

The Freeport and Goods in Transit Exemptions are personal property tax exemptions for goods that are entering or passing through Texas.

Freeport, Goods in Transit Statutes and Resources
Tax Increment Financing (Chapter 311)

Tax increment financing redirects property tax in a geographic area designated as a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) to pay for improvements in the zone.

Chapter 311 Statutes and Resources
Tax Abatement (Chapter 312)

A tax abatement exempts all or part of the increase in the value of property and/or tangible personal property from taxation for a period not to exceed 10 years.

Chapter 312 Statutes and Resources
Texas Economic Development Act (Chapter 313)

An appraised value limitation is an agreement between a taxpayer and a school district in which the taxpayer proposes to build or install property — and create jobs meeting certain requirements — in exchange for a 10-year limitation on the taxpayer’s property value.

Chapter 313 Statutes and Resources

Need Help?

For additional information, contact the Data Analysis and Transparency Division via email or at 844-519-5672.