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Finance Department
415 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX. 78541
Phone: 956 - 388 - 1895
Fax: 956 - 383 - 7111

Finance Tax Collection

Information provided by Tax Assessor-Collector
For more information visit the Hidalgo County's Appraisal District

Taxes are due on October 1st.
2010 Current Tax Rate
.63500

Contact Tax Department
Telephone: (956) 388-1891
Fax: (956) 292-2030
Address: P.O. Box 1169
Edinburg, Texas 78540

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Property taxes become due on Oct. 1, and taxpayers will have until Jan. 31 of the following year to pay their tax bill before taxes become delinquent. It is each taxpayer's responsibility to seek out all taxes due, as failure to send or receive a tax bill does not affect the validity of the tax, penalty, and interest, due date, existence of a tax lien or any procedure instituted to collect a tax.

Exemptions, Values, Ownership & Address Changes
The Hidalgo County Appraisal District identifies property to be taxed. Appraisal is based on market value as of Jan. 1 of the tax year. They determine the taxable owner, address, appraised value and the granting of exemptions. For more information on exemptions, values, or to report changes of ownership and / or address, please call the Hidalgo County Appraisal District at (956) 381-8466. Their office is located at 4405 Professional Drive, Edinburg, Texas 78539.

Types of payments accepted
Cash
Money Orders
Cashier Checks
Personal Checks

Please make check payable to the City of Edinburg Tax Department and be sure to include your account number.

Tax Rates

The City tax rate is usually set during September of the tax year.

City of Edinburg Tax Rates (over the last 6 years) the City of Edinburg has been able to adopt the same tax rate (.63500) for the past 16 years.

Tax Year 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
Tax Rate .63500 .63500 .63500 .63500 .63500 .63500

Tax Liability Calculation

To determine your tax liability, divide the value of your home by 100, and then multiply by the current tax rate. For example, a home valued at $100,000 would pay 2010 city taxes in the amount of $635.00.

$100,000 ÷ 100 x .63500 = $635.00

Exemption Eligibility

Tax exemptions exclude all or part of a property's value from taxation. The City offers numerous exemptions. You must apply for all exemptions through the Hidalgo County Appraisal District at (956) 381-8466.

The City grants the following exemptions:
Over 65 Exemption
Disabled Veteran’s Exemption
100% Disabled Veteran’s Exemption

Disabled
Disabled Veteran
Over 65

Payment Schedule

Taxes are due Oct. 1st of each tax year and are considered delinquent if payment is not postmarked on or before Jan. 31. If Jan. 31 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, taxes are considered delinquent if not postmarked on or before Feb. 1st.

Penalty and interest accrue at the following rate if taxes remain unpaid by the delinquent date. Delinquent taxpayers will be receiving statements from Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson Delinquent Tax Attorneys office.

FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL MAY JUNE JULY
7% 9% 11% 13% 15% 18%
(plus 15% for collection costs)
* For August and thereafter, add 1 percent per month.

Payment Options/Deferrals for Senior Citizens

If taxpayers claiming the Over 65/Disabled Exemption pay at least one-fourth of the taxes due before the delinquency date of February 1st, the balance may be paid in three equal installments without penalty or interest. The first installment must be paid before April 1st, the second installment before June 1st and the third installment before August 1st.

If you are 65 years of age or older or are disabled and the property is your residence homestead, you should contact the Hidalgo County Appraisal District regarding any entitlement you may have to a postponement in the payment of your taxes.

Ownership, Address Changes, Values and Exemptions

The Hidalgo County Appraisal District identifies property to be taxed. The Appraisal is based on the market value as of January 1st of the tax year. The Appraisal District determines the taxable owner, address, appraised value and the granting of exemptions. For more information on exemptions, values, or to report changes of ownership and/or address, please call the Hidalgo County Appraisal District at (956) 381-8466. Their office is located at 4405 Professional Drive, Edinburg, Texas.