There are numerous important dates and deadlines during the tax year. Many, such as the January 1 assessment date, is specifically stated in the Texas Property Tax Code. Others, such as a property owner's deadline to file a notice of protest, may depend on the date the chief appraiser performs an action (in this case, the date a notice of appraised value is mailed to the property owner). Each calendar entry is supported by a reference or references pertinent to the Texas Property Tax Code or Education Code Section(s).
important tax payment dates
OCTOBER 2020- Tax statement mailing begins.
NOVEMBER 30, 2020- 1st HALF-PAYMENT due.
JANUARY 31, 2021*- Last day to pay 2020 tax bill without penalty and interest. (If any active lawsuit exists for a previous year, attorney fees are added to the 2020 tax bill on February 1, 2021.)
APRIL 1, 2021-Last day to pay 2020 business personal property taxes without accruing attorney fees.
JUNE 30, 2021- 2ND HALF-PAYMENT due. Last day to make a payment arrangement for past due taxes in order to avoid attorney fees (if an active lawsuit does not exist).
(* Date extended to the next business day.)
QUARTER-PAYMENT DUE DATES**
1ST QUARTER-PAYMENT due by: JANUARY 31, 2021*;
2ND QUARTER-PAYMENT due by: MARCH 31, 2021;
3RD QUARTER-PAYMENT due by: MAY 31, 2021*;
4TH QUARTER-PAYMENT due by: JULY 31, 2021*.
(*Date extended to the next business day.)
Quarter Payments: Any late quarter-payment incurs a penalty of 6% for the first month plus 1% interest per month until paid in full. Please Note: Taxpayers can still join the Quarter Payment Plan in February, but with a 7% late fee.
If the last day to perform an action falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a legal holiday, Property Tax Code Section 1.06 designates the next regular business day as the deadline.