2023 Property Tax Statements will not be mailed until after the November 7 election, with a few exceptions.
On Nov. 7, 2023, Texas voters will decide whether to approve the following property tax-related constitutional amendments:
• A property tax exemption of real property used to operate a child-care facility.
• A property tax exemption of certain tangible personal property held by a manufacturer of medical or biomedical products.
• A temporary limit on the maximum appraised value of real property other than a residence homestead; to increase the residence homestead exemption for school districts from $40,000 to $100,000; to adjust the amount of the limitation on school district taxes imposed on the residence homesteads of the elderly or disabled to reflect increases in certain exemption amounts; to except certain appropriations to pay for property tax relief from the constitutional limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations; and to authorize the Legislature to provide for a four-year term of office for a member of the board of directors of certain appraisal districts.
For Rains County in particular the Rains ISD Voter Approved Tax Rate Election that will be decided on that day also.
The exceptions to the late mailing will be those that are entitled to discounts if paid early, and mortgage companies.
The Chief Appraiser, Sherri McCall, has stated that mailing tax statements after the election results would be the most economical. Taxpayers can still come into the office located at 145 Doris Briggs Pkwy, Emory, or go online to www.rainscad.org to pay taxes. The amounts are available at this time.
The Appraisal District is responsible for mass appraisal of real property and business personal property. Appraisal Districts provide a market value for property that the school districts, cities, county, hospital districts use for taxation purposes. The Texas Legislature, through Senate Bill 2 in 2019 determined that Appraisal Districts are no longer required to have the estimated taxes on the Notice of Appraised Value. The reasoning is that the estimates were sometimes inaccurate and caused more confusion. Additionally, Appraisal Districts are not responsible for taxation, only valuation.
Corrected Property Tax Statements (Tax Bills) are being mailed to all owners of property in Rains County. Our website www.rainscad.org does reflect the corrected amounts. If you own property in Rains County and have not received your corrected bill by the end of November, please contact the Rains County Appraisal District at 903-473-2391 to verify your account information and avoid possible delinquency.
Things to know regarding your tax statement/bill: Bills are due upon receipt and will become delinquent on February 1, 2023. Payments must be postmarked by January 31, 2023. It is important to timely pay your property tax bill and avoid these additional costs. Property owners are encouraged to open these statements and be proactive in communicating with the District’s collection staff. The property tax code does not make exceptions for failure to receive a statement, illness or personal tragedy, change in ownership or for people who have never paid their property taxes late before and believe they should be excused this one time.
NOTE: The appraisal district uses the address indicated on the deed to send notices, bills and other mailings. If the current owner’s actual mailing address is different from what is indicated on the deed, the owner has the responsibility to inform the appraisal district of the change in writing. You can simply go to our website at www.rainscad.org and contact us via email. Please do not let the simple process of updating your address keep you from being informed of important property tax matters.
If a person requires assistance, please feel free to contact the Appraisal District office sooner than later. In order to expediate your payment process bring your tax statements with you or you may pay online at our website www.rainscad.org.
Senate Bill 2, 86th Legislative Session made several significant changes to the Truth-in-Taxation process.
Most property owners know that their property market values are part of the equation to determine their property tax bill, but the tax rate plays a role in that calculation.
This is the third year Rains County property owners can review proposed, no new tax and voter-approved rates; the impact they could have on their property tax bill online at rains.countytaxrates.com
The website allows a property owners to type in their address, name, or property ID to review the proposed rates for all the taxing entities within Rains County that pertain to their property. The website also breaks down how much of their tax bill goes to each entity, shows the impact of the proposed rates on their tax bill, along with public comments. The site list upcoming hearings that owners can attend also.
Payment options include: In person, mailing your payment, or pay online at our website Rainscad.org or call 1-866-539-2020. You will need the Bureau Code : 2061175 when paying by phone.
Within this site you will find general information about the District and the ad valorem property tax system in Texas, as well as information regarding specific properties within the district. Rains Appraisal District is responsible for appraising all real and business personal property within Rains County. The district appraises property according to the Texas Property Tax Code and the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practices (USPAP).
|Rains CAD Taxing Entities|
|Rains County||City of Emory|
|Rains ISD||City of Point|
|Miller Grove ISD||Rains Co. Emergency Dist. #1|
|City of East Tawakoni||Lone Oak ISD|
|Alba Golden ISD|