Tax Office Closed During Spring Break
The Tax Office will be closed Monday, March 10, 2014 - Friday, March 14, 2014 for the GISD Spring Break holiday.
While the office is closed payments may placed in the dropbox on the east side of the building or made online. See below for online payment options. The office will return to normal business hours on Monday, March 17, 2014.
Tax statements are mailed on October 1st and are due upon receipt. However, you may pay by January 31st to avoid penalty and interest charges. Taxpayers now have the option to pay by Credit or Debit Card online, subject to the card issuer’s regulations and must include an additional 2.5% convenience fee. Tax payers may also pay by e-check with a fee of $1.50 per check, subject to bank regulations. Please visit the www.texaspayments.com/057909 website to view your account and instructions for payment. You may print a tax statement or view 5 years of history.
Payments may also be made in person with cash, check, money order, and credit card at the Tax Office or mailed to the above P.O. Box. Please make your checks payable to G.I.S.D. We do not accept partial payments unless you are 65 years of age or older, or receiving the tax disability exemption. Please see the information below for those taxpayers. If you owe delinquent taxes and would like to set up an installment payment plan, you may contact our law firm at (972) 278-8282.
All tax appraisals used for tax purposes are performed by the Dallas Central Appraisal District (DCAD) in accordance with State law. In addition, the DCAD provides G.I.S.D. with owner names, mailing addresses and exemptions granted. If you have questions regarding any of this information, please contact DCAD at (214)631-0910 or visit www.dcad.org.
About Your Tax Statement
The 2013 year tax statements will be mailed on October 1st. If you have a mortgage escrow account with your lender, the lender should request the tax statement for payment. All other statements will be sent directly to the property owner. You may print a tax statement if you visit www.texaspayments.com/057909 and follow the instructions, or you can call the tax office and we will mail or fax a tax statement to you. If you receive a tax statement that should be paid by your mortgage lender, please contact your lender directly.
The 2013 tax statement covers taxes from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. Payment is due upon receipt and must be paid no later than January 31, 2014 to avoid penalty and interest charges. A United States Postal Service postmark is acceptable. However, a metered date is NOT considered a postmark. Payments postmarked after January 31, 2014 will be assessed penalty and interest pursuant to State law.
We suggest that you have the Post Office hand stamp the date on your envelope to guarantee a January postmark. This same policy applies to each month thereafter.
All applications for exemptions may be obtained from the Dallas Central Appraisal District by calling (214) 631-0910 or visit www.dcad.org. You may apply for various exemptions such as: homestead, over- 65, disabled person, disabled veteran, etc. Please contact the DCAD for more information.
If you have a disabled person’s exemption, an over-65 exemption or a disabled veteran exemption for 2013, you are eligible to pay your taxes in 4 equal installments without penalty and interest, provided you have a signed agreement on file, make your first payment by January 31, 2014, and make your remaining payments on time. Please call the G.I.S.D. Tax Office at (972) 494-8570 for more information as soon as possible.
RTA Director/Tax Assessor-Collector
P.O. Box 461407
Garland, Texas 75046-1407
Tax Office Location
901 W. State Street, Suite A.
Garland, Texas. 75040-6242
We are located 3 blocks west of Old Downtown Garland and 1 block north of Main Street at the corner of 9th and State Street. (Dallas MAPSCO - 19Z)
Regular office hours are from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Fridays.
After hours, payments may be left in the drop box located on the east wall of the Tax Office. Please do not leave cash.