Collin County adopts increased budget and decreased tax rate for FY 2020

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Collin County adopted an increased budget and decreased tax rate for fiscal year 2019-2020 during a meeting Sept. 16.

FY 2019-20 begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30, 2020.

Tax rate
At the meeting, the county adopted the official FY 2019-20 tax rate of $0.174951 per $100 taxable value. This is a slight decrease from the current tax rate of $0.180785 per $100 taxable value.

According to the county’s budget packet, the average taxable value of a county homestead has increased by $11,618. Based on the adopted tax rate, a Collin County household of average property value—just around $355,000—will pay $622.69 in property taxes to the county in FY 2019-20.

In addition to lowering the current tax rate for the upcoming fiscal year, the adopted budget is projected to maintain the same tax rate through FY 2023-24, according to the packet.

Budget
The county also adopted a general fund budget of $221.5 million for FY 2020.

A portion of Collin County homeowners’ property taxes go toward the county’s general fund budget. These budgets are adopted yearly to fund county operations.

This proposed budget is a 6% increase from the FY 2018-19 general fund budget of $208.8 million.

The biggest chunk of the proposed FY 2019-20 budget is allocated toward public safety, in the amount of $73.5 million. The second-biggest portion of funding will go toward general administration, which includes expenses such as county employee salaries, benefits and more.

Below is an interactive chart of planned funding for different county function areas in accordance with the proposed FY 2019-20 general fund budget.

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  1. Collin County may have lowered the base tax rate; HOWEVER, I just got my new evaluation and Collin County, Collin County College and the Prosper ISD have all REDUCED their Exemption Amounts. Collin College reduced the allowance by $21,593, Collin County reduced the Exemption amount by $10,843 and Prosper ISD reduced their Exemption allowance by $19,593. So, while your article mentions the tax rate reduction, it says nothing about the manipulations being done to the Exemption Allowances. the net effect is an INCREASE in taxes.

    Once more the slight of hand takes place in government.

    I would like to see a follow up article addressing this

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