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2011 Property Tax Rates in City of Alton

This notice concerns the 2011 property tax rates for City of Alton. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year's tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to determine property taxes last year. This year's effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year's rollback tax rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures. In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.


Last year's tax rate:

Last year's operating taxes


Last year's debt taxes


Last year's total taxes


Last year's tax base


Last year's total tax rate


This year's effective tax rate:

Last year's adjusted taxes
(after subtracting taxes on lost property)


÷ This year's adjusted tax base
(after subtracting value of new property)


=This year's effective tax rate


(Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.)

This year's rollback tax rate:

Last year's adjusted operating taxes
(after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures)


÷ This year's adjusted tax base


=This year's effective operating rate


x 1.08=this year's maximum operating rate


+ This year's debt rate


= This year's total rollback rate


Statement of Increase/Decrease

If City of Alton adopts a 2011 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.4880 per $100 of value, taxes would increase compared to 2010 taxes by $2,317.

Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance

The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

Type of Property Tax Fund


Debt Service Fund


Schedule B - 2011 Debt Service

The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

Description of Debt

Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

Other Amounts to be Paid

Total Payment

CO Series 2008





CO Series 2007





CO Series 1999





Total required for 2011 debt service


- Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A


- Amount (if any) paid from other resources


- Excess collections last year


= Total to be paid from taxes in 2011


+ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2011


= Total debt levy


This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates' calculations. You can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 2804 South Business HWY 281, Edinburg, TX 78539
Name of person preparing this notice: Armando Barrera Jr.

Title: Hidalgo County Tax Assessor/Collector

Date Prepared: 08/03/2011

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