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From what I see on the Internet, TX allow seniors to avoid education taxes, or at least part of the funding that goes into education (e.g. school bonds)? Or do I have that wrong? - rharmelink


In Texas, the portion of your property taxes that is levied by your school district is frozen at the dollar amount you paid the year you turned 65.

I turned 65 in July 2016. The school tax I paid at the end of 2016 was $5,248. In 2017, I again paid $5,248 but without that freeze, my school tax would have been $5,941. Same for 2018 tax bill.

So the age 65 freeze saves me right at $700 per year but I still must pay the $5,248 every year. Not even close to avoiding education taxes. Again this is just ISD taxes. The rest of my tax bill continues to escalate each year with no mercy.
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