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Kaufman County Tax Office
Office Hours: 8:00 to 4:30 Monday Thru Friday

Kaufman County Annex
100 N. Washington
Kaufman, Texas 75142

Telephone:
972-932-0288
Fax: 972.932.1413

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 339

Kaufman, TX 75142

Terrell Office
408 E. College
Terrell, TX 75160

Forney Office
200 E. Main Street
Forney, TX 75126

Kemp Office
103 N. Main
Kemp, TX 75143

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Kaufman County Tax Office Calendar

January

1

● Date a tax lien attaches to property to secure payments of taxes, penalties, and interest that will be imposed for the year (Secs. 11.42, 23.01, 32.01). º

 

° Property Tax Code citations.

31

● Last day to pay current year taxes without penalties and interest.

● Last day for motor vehicle, boat and outboard motors, heavy equipment, and manufactured housing dealer’s inventory declaration with chief appraiser and county collector (Secs. 31.031, 31.032).

● Last day for disabled or 65-or-older homeowners or property owners with homes in a disaster area to pay first installment on homestead taxes (Secs. 31.031, 31.032).

February

1

● As of February 1 the following penalty and interest will be added:

 

Schedule for Delinquent Personal Property Taxes

On the First of the Month

Penalty

Interest

Attorney Fees

Total Added for the Month

February

6%

1%

 

7%

March

7%

2%

 

9%

April (2)

8%

3%

20% **

31%

May

9%

4%

20% **

33%

June

10%

5%

20% **

35%

July

12%*

6%

20%**

38%

 

Schedule for Delinquent Real Property Taxes

On the First of the Month

Penalty

Interest

Attorney Fees

Total Added for the Month

February

6%

1%

 

7%

March

7%

2%

 

9%

April

8%

3%

 

11%

May

9%

4%

 

13%

June

10%

5%

 

15%

July

12% *

6%

20% **

38%

*Note: Penalty caps at 12% but interest will continue to accrue 1% a month until unpaid balance is paid.

** Note: Attorney collection cost percentages are determined by each Taxing Entity and is 15% to 20%.

March

31

● Last day for disabled or 65-or-older homeowners or property owners with homes in a disaster area to pay second installment on homestead taxes (Secs. 31.031, 31.032).

April

2

● Date Personal Property Taxes delinquent on or after February 1 start accumulating attorney collection fee costs (Sec. 33.11).

May

1-31

● Time that taxing units must notify delinquent taxpayers that Real Property Taxes on July 1 will incur additional penalty for attorney collection costs (Sec 33.07).

31

● Last day for disabled or 65-or-older homeowners or property owners with homes in a disaster area to pay third installment on homestead taxes (Secs. 31.031, 31.032).

July

1

● Date Real Property Taxes delinquent on or after February 1 but no later than May 1 start accumulating additional penalty to pay attorney collection costs (Sec 33.07).

31

● Last day for disabled or 65-or-older homeowners or property owners with homes in a disaster area to pay fourth installment on homestead taxes (Secs. 31.031, 31.032).

August

1

● The taxing unit’s assessor submits the appraisal roll to its governing body by this date (or soon after) (Sec. 26.04).

7

● Taxing units (other than school districts and small taxing units) must publicize the effective tax rate, rollback rate, debt obligation schedule, unencumbered fund balances, expected revenue from the local-option sales tax, county criminal justice mandate, indigent health care, and transfer of department, function, or activity information by this date (or soon after)(Sec. 26.04).

September

30

● Last day for taxing units to adopt a tax rate or no later than the 60 th day after the chief appraiser certifies the appraisal roll to the unit.

October

1

● Date that tax assessors shall mail tax bills (or soon after) (Sec. 31.01).

Note: Property Value protests, requests to correct name or address and adding or removing exemptions are done thru your local appraisal district.

Note: The calendar shows the most important property tax deadlines for, taxing units and property owners in the tax year. When the last day for performing an act falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, Sec. 1.06, Property Tax Code, designates the deadline as the next regular business day. The deadlines shown on the calendar will be adjusted accordingly.

 

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