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FAQs for 2023 TNT Postcard Mailing
- I received this postcard in the mail. What do I need to do?
Please visit the midlandcounty.truthintax.com website. (Navigate directly to this website or go to the
state website, https://Texas.gov/PropertyTaxes and search for Midland County.) The website will be
updated throughout the tax rate setting process (August through September) prior to the Tax
Office/Appraisal District generating tax statements. Check back often for updated information. The
amount current due for your 2023 taxes will not be available until the tax statements are mailed in
- Why does the postcard have the Tax Office information on it although it was mailed by Midland Central Appraisal District?
The postcards were mailed by the Midland Central Appraisal District as required by law. The postcard
conforms to the law passed by the 86th Legislature in 2019, called the Texas Property Tax Reform and
Transparency Act of 2019. The notice is required by the 2019 State law. Verbiage was prescribed by the
model form of the State Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division (PTAD). It is intended to provide
information about Midland County taxing entities and the tax rate adoption process.
- Why can’t you give me the information on my taxes by mail?
The postcard is intended to provide you the website link to find tax information on property in Midland
County and the rate setting process which leads to the tax bill we generate in October. Many taxing units
will be proposing and taking action concerning the 2023 property tax rates on your property between
the first of August until the end of September. We can give you payment amounts for previous years, but
this is the time of year in which 2023 tax rates are being set. This site will not be able to provide you with
an accurate estimate of taxes due until all tax rates are adopted by the taxing unit’s governing body.
- What information is on the website?
- The No New Revenue Tax Rate and taxes based on this rate for 2023
- The Voter-Approval Tax Rate and taxes based on this rate for 2023
- The Proposed Tax Rate and taxes based on this rate for 2023
- The Adopted Tax Rate and taxes based on this rate for 2023
- Definitions for No New Revenue Rate, Voter-Approval Rate, Proposed Taxes and Adopted Rate
- Graphical charts showing taxes by $ and taxes by rate for the above defined terms
- Tax Rate Public Hearings (or Meetings to Adopt) by each Taxing Unit with time & location, and
any Hearing Notices
- Taxable Values by Taxing Unit broken down by Assessed Value, Exemption Amount (if any), and
- Contact information for each taxing unit
- How do I know who to contact about my taxes?
The Midland Central Appraisal District serves as the tax office for all taxing entities in Midland County.
MCAD mails your tax statement and collects property taxes. The governing body of the Taxing Unit for
your property adopts a tax rate. Taxing Unit information can be found on the website.
- How are Taxes calculated?
There are two major components in computing tax calculations: Value and Rate. To determine your
taxes, multiply Assessed Value X Rate/100. The appraisal district does not set the tax rates, each taxing
entities adopts their own tax rate.
- What is a Taxing Unit?
A Taxing Unit is a political subdivision authorized by law to tax property within specific boundaries.
Cities, school districts, counties, hospital districts, water districts, junior college districts, municipal utility
districts (MUD’s) and public improvement districts (PID’s) are some common examples of taxing units.
- Where else can I find information on the Taxing Units?
Each taxing unit is required by law to have a website. Taxing Units publish information about upcoming
public hearing time and place, including proposed tax rates, on their website as well as the Midland
County Truth-in-Tax website. Let your voice be heard and attend a public hearing if you are concerned or
want to be a part of the process that goes into setting a tax rate. The appraisal district has no authority
to change a tax rate.
- When were the notices mailed?
The Midland Central Appraisal District mailed the required official notice August 7, 2023, in the form of a postcard.