The Texas Comptroller’s office reminds business owners that Apr. 15 is the deadline to file property tax renditions with their county appraisal districts for many property types. In addition, different deadlines apply for a particular regulated property.
A rendition is a list of the taxable inventory, furniture and fixtures, machinery, equipment, and other property owned or managed as of Jan. 1 each year. The appraisal district may use the information to set property values.
A rendition allows property owners to record their opinion of their property’s value and ensures that the appraisal district notifies property owners before changing a registered value. Exempt property, such as church property and equipment used for farming, is not subject to rendition.
Owners whose property was damaged by storm, flood, or fire last year may file a special decreased value report indicating the property’s condition on Jan. 1, 2022. Filing the diminished value report could lower those owners’ final tax bills for 2022.
Rendition forms and decreased value report forms are available from county appraisal district offices statewide, and you can download them at the Comptroller’s property tax forms webpage.
For more information about property rendition, deadlines, deadline extensions, penalties, and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division at 800-252-9121 (press 2) or visit the division’s website.