Tax facts

State property tax transparency

Your property taxes help fund our schools, and we are enormously grateful for that.

Unfortunately, the state has been decreasing the amount it contributes towards public education. When property values increase, homeowners and business owners pay more money in taxes. But, while you pay more, the state pays less and uses the savings it gets to fund other expenditures and priorities.

Learn more about tax transparency in the resources below.

Resources

Where do your tax dollars go? (PDF)

Where do your tax dollars go? (HTML Text)

GISD Board resolution regarding property tax relief and transparency in taxation (PDF)

Property tax rate history

Tax yearFiscal yearM & O tax rateI & S tax rateTotal tax rateChange from previous year*
202020211.04130.30501.3463(0.0437)
201920200.970.42001.3900(0.07)
201820191.040.42001.46000
201720181.040.42001.46000
201620171.040.42001.46000.1067
201520161.040.31331.35330.10
201420151.040.21331.25330
201320141.040.21331.25330
201220131.040.21331.25330
201120121.040.21331.25330
201020111.040.21331.25330
200920101.040.21331.25330
200820091.040.21331.25330
200720081.040.21331.2533(0.1888)
200620071.33160.21331.5449(0.0750)
200520061.45680.21331.67010.0487
200420051.41020.21121.62140.0629
200320041.36930.18921.55850.0999
200220031.27570.18291.4586(0.0131)
200120021.27700.19471.47170.0664
200020011.19780.20751.4053(0.0731)

*Figures in parentheses represent tax decreases.
M & O tax rate =  Maintenance & operations tax rate
I & S tax rate = Interest & sinking tax rate

Taxes on average residence

First, the taxable value of the home is determined:

Appraised Value$255,749
State Exemption$25,000
Taxable Value$230,749

The taxable value is then used to calculate the school taxes on this home:

Tax Rate per $100/valuation1.3463
$100/valuation of $174,071 taxable value on "average" homeX 2,307.49
Total School Taxes for 2018$3,106.57

The School Taxes on the comparable home a year ago would have been $3,207.41 (actual)

Tax levy increase for this home between 19-20 and 20-21 is -$100.84

GISD top ten taxpayers

2020 top 10 taxpayers in Garland ISD

NameNature of PropertyAssessed Valuation
BMEFMulti-Residential$210,822,950
Kraft/Us FoodsFood Packaging$154,407,520
WRIAMulti-Residential$143,494,270
RagingwireData Center$126,533,610
Landmark at LakewaysMulti-Residential

$115,371,370

Walmart/SamsMulti Retail$110,631,170
Simon Property GroupRetail$107,550,220
OncorUtility$85,765,960
Hc Harmony Hill LLCMulti-Residential$82,433,410
WRPV XII FirewheelMulti-Residential$71,800,000

Total tax base from top ten taxpayers: $1,208,810,480