San Marcos CISD approves reduced tax rate from previous year

The adoption of the 2020-21 tax rate came during the Aug. 17 SMCISD Board of Trustees meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)
The adoption of the 2020-21 tax rate came during the Aug. 17 SMCISD Board of Trustees meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The adoption of the 2020-21 tax rate came during the Aug. 17 SMCISD Board of Trustees meeting. (Courtesy Fotolia)

The San Marcos CISD has adopted a tax rate of $1.189 per $100 for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

The adoption came during the Aug. 17 SMCISD Board of Trustees meeting, and the new rate is about $0.125 less than last year’s total rate of $1.313989 per $100.


Total taxable value from Hays, Caldwell and Guadalupe counties, in which SMCISD’s boundaries lie add up to about $6.671 billion, with Hays County accounting for the lion’s share at roughly $6.281 billion.

James Barton, assistant superintendent of business & support services, said the rate does not increase the burden on taxpayers from the previous year.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018.


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