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New Texas Property Tax Law Deadlines for 2018

Property tax deadlines are looming. Are you ready?

During the 85th Regular Session, the Texas Legislature passed Tax Code changes that affect several property tax law deadlines. We’ve listed the dates that changed below. To see a calendar of all 2018 Texas tax law deadlines, including dates that have not changed, visit the comptroller’s website.

McDonald Law Firm handles high-value commercial property tax litigation across the state of Texas.

March 31

Last day to file applications for allocation under Secs. 21.03, 21.031, 21.05 or 21.055. For good cause, chief appraisers shall extend the deadline up to 30 days. Other deadlines apply if the property was not on the appraisal roll in the previous year (Sec. 21.09(b)).

April 1

Last day to file rendition statements and property reports for most types of property in counties in which one or more taxing units exempt freeport property. Chief appraiser shall extend deadline to May 1 upon written request (Sec. 22.23(c)).

April 15

Last day to file renditions and property information reports on most property types in counties in which no taxing unit exempts freeport property. Chief appraiser shall extend deadline to May 15 upon written request (Sec. 22.23(a) and (b)).

April 30

Last day to file rendition statements and property reports for property regulated by the Texas Public Utility Commission, Texas Railroad Commission, Federal Surface Transportation Board or the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Chief appraiser may extend deadline 15 days for good cause (Sec. 22.23(d)).

May 1

Last day to file rendition statements and property reports for most property types, if an extension was requested in writing, in counties in which one or more taxing units exempts freeport property. Chief appraiser may extend deadline an additional 15 days for good cause (Sec. 22.23(c)).

May 15

Last day to file renditions and property reports for most property types, if an extension was requested in writing, in counties in which no taxing unit exempts freeport property. Chief appraiser may extend deadline an additional 15 days for good cause (Sec. 22.23(b)).


Last day to file protest with appraisal review board (ARB) (or by 30th day after notice of appraised value is delivered, whichever is later) (Sec. 41.44(a)(1)).

June 15

Last day for chief appraisers to accept and approve or deny late-filed freeport exemption applications (Sec. 11.4391(a)).

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be legal advice and does not create an attorney client relationship.

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