The State of Texas provides a number of local economic Development programs for Texas communities. The Data Analysis and Transparency Division (DAT) provides detailed information about these programs, serving as a turnkey information source for improving government efficiency and achieving economic growth. We specialize in subjects including:
These videos are to be used for informational purposes only. Continuing education (CE) credit for these topics will be available only for live events and participation.
Chapter 312 Tax Abatements and Reinvestment Zones
This presentation reviews
Chapter 311 Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs)
This webinar discusses
Municipal Development Districts (MDDs) and Economic Development Corporations (EDCs)
The Development Corporation Act of 1979 enables communities to finance new and expanded business enterprises through economic development corporations (EDCs). The presentation outlines
Local & State Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) Programs
This webinar presentation discusses
Chapter 313 Value Limitation Agreements
A Chapter 313 agreement is an appraised value limitation agreement with a taxpayer who agrees to build or install property and create jobs in exchange for a 10-year limitation on the taxable property value for school district maintenance and operations (M&O) tax purposes. The presentation provides a high-level overview.
Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)
This brief presentation discusses how a PID is a legal mechanism for property owners in a defined geographic area to jointly plan and establish a sustainable funding source that can pay for service to improve their area.
Recently enacted House Bill 3143 Relating to the Property Redevelopment and Tax Abatement Act, went into effect Sept. 1, 2019 and it may impact you. This legislation added additional public notice, hearing and reporting requirements for certain tax abatement agreements. Details and proper procedures on how to handle these requirements are available on our economic development page.
For additional information, contact the Data Analysis and Transparency Division via email or at 844-519-5672, ext. 6-9231.
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