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*
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$199,071
State Exemption$25,000
Taxable Value$174,071

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

Tax Rate per $100/valuation1.4600
$100/valuation of $174,071 taxable value on "average" homeX 1,740.71
Total School Taxes for 2018$2,541.44

The School Taxes on the comparable home a year ago would have been $2,203.11 (actual)

Tax levy increase for this home between 17-18 and 18-19 is $338.33

GISD top ten taxpayers

2018 top 10 tax payers in Garland ISD

NameNature of PropertyAssessed Valuation
Kraft Foods/US FoodsFood Packaging$161,297,425
SprintUtility$135,755,570
RagingwireData Center$115,271,770
Walmart/SamsMulti Retail$111,713,390
Simon Property GroupRetail$108,066,650
Landmark LakewaysCommercial$82,558,640
WRPV XII FirewheelCommercial$72,912,140
OncorUtility$71,811,572
BMEF Stoneleigh LPCommercial$59,900,000
Sherwin WilliamsPaint Manufacturer$58,119,527

Total tax base from top ten taxpayers - $977,406,684