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March 06, 2015

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation is open for 2015 registration. If you register before May 15, 2015 you will recieve a 25% discount. To register you can email us at tnt@harriscomputer.com or you can contact us at TA Customer Support (972-265-7300).


May 02, 2013

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been initialized for all entities. All forms have been updated per the state's 2013 requirements and documentation. Please note that to comply with HB3613 requirements (Disabled Verteran Homestead Exemption) that exemption amount needs to be included in line 8-b on all effective tax rate worksheets. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact TA Customer Support (972-265-7300).


May 15, 2012

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been initialized for all entities. All forms have been updated per the state's 2012 requirements and documentation. Please note that to comply with HB3613 requirements (Disabled Verteran Homestead Exemption) that exemption amount needs to be included in line 8-b on all effective tax rate worksheets. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact TA Customer Support (972-265-7300).


June 24, 2011

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been initialized for all entities. All forms have been updated per the state's 2011 requirements and documentation. Please note that to comply with HB3613 requirements (Disabled Verteran Homestead Exemption) that exemption amount needs to be included in line 8-b on all effective tax rate worksheets. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact TA Customer Support (972-265-7300).


May 13, 2011

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been activated for all School District entities. ONLY School District entities should be used within the website. These are last years forms and there have been no modifications made to the forms as of yet. All other taxing unit forms, notices, and other documents will become available once the state has released all mandated changes. Until such time, all other entities will remain offline and unavailable.


June 1, 2010

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been initialized for all entities. All forms have been updated per the state's 2010 requirements and documentation. Please note that to comply with HB3613 requirements (Disabled Verteran Homestead Exemption) that exemption amount needs to be included in line 8-b on all effective tax rate worksheets. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact TA Customer Support (972-265-7300).


July 14, 2009

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been initialized for all entities. All forms have been updated per the state's 2009 requirements and documentation. Please note that to comply with HB3613 requirements (Disabled Verteran Homestead Exemption) that exemption amount needs to be included in line 8-b on all effective tax rate worksheets. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact TA Customer Support (972-265-7300).


June 12, 2009

As of today, we are currently working to resolve some issues and are performing maintenance on the TNT website. If you experience any slowness, lock ups, temporary errors or are unable to login, please let us know by calling the TA Customer support number (972-265-7300). We thank you for your patience and willingness to work with us through these issues.


June 2, 2009

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been activated for all School District entities. ONLY School District entities should be used within the website. These are last years forms and there have been no modifications made to the forms as of yet. All other taxing unit forms, notices, and other documents will become available once the state has released all mandated changes. Until such time, all other entities will remain offline and unavailable.


March 9, 2009

Resgistration Sale!!

Register by May 1st, 2009 and save 25% off of the normal TNT registration price!!
This offer will not last long so take advantage today. To register or to ask any questions you may have, contact True Automation Client Support at 972-265-7300.


July 25, 2008

As of today, the Notice of Tax Rage Change form has been modified due to calculation issues. The calculations on the notice of tax rate for the last year's rate calculation had to be changed. The following information is how the information is now being calculated.

M&O Rate = Line 1 of the initial setup screen
I&S Rate = Line 2 of the initial setup screen

Last year's operating taxes = (M&O rate * last year's tax base / 100) + ((M&O rate / total tax rate * 100) * (tax ceiling from line 6 of the initial setup screen) / 100))

Last year's debt taxes = (I&S rate * last year's tax base / 100) + ((I&S rate / total tax rate * 100) * (tax ceiling from line 6 of the initial setup screen) / 100))

Last year's total taxes = Last year's operating taxes + last year's debt taxes

Last year's tax base = The adjusted taxable value from line 11 of the effective tax rate worksheet

Please feel free to contact True Automation Client Support if you experience any issues or have any additional questions.


June 30, 2008

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been activated for all entities. The TNT website has now been fully activated for the 2008 season. Please feel free to contact True Automation Client Support if you experience any issues.


May 22, 2008

As of today, the Truth-In-Taxation website has been activated for all School District entities. ONLY School District entities should be used within the website. All other taxing unit forms, notices, and other documents will become available once the state has released all mandated changes. Until such time, all other entities will remain offline and unavailable.

Free Webcast Training June 26th!
Online webcase training will be held on June 26th from 10am - 11am for any TNT users who wish to participate. This training will cover all changes which have been made to the Truth-In-Taxation website for 2008. The current agenda is as follows:

  1. PACS Changes
  2. Website Changes
    1. GIT Exemption
    2. HB5 (Freeze recalculations)
    3. Notice to Prepare Info
    4. Notice of Public Hearing
    5. Notice to Vote
    6. Debt Services
An email will be sent to all registered TNT users in the near future. Please watch your inbox for details!


August 1, 2007

To All Clients that import information from PACS, please be aware that Tracy Rodriguez, TA Support Manager, has sent an email this morning to all Appraisal District clients regarding the effective rate report assumptions. Please make sure that you read his email this morning (8/1/07) before generating your final effective rate reports.


July 27, 2007

As of today, True Automation, Inc. is currently working on the changes given to us by the State Comptrollers office for School Districts. We are currently updating the changes to the rollback lines 24 and 26.

Updates can be expected to be completed by Aug 3rd.


July 20, 2007

As of today, the Rollback worksheet calculation issue for entities other than school districts has been resolved. If you continue to experience problems related to this issue, please contact True Automation client support.


July 20, 2007

As of today, True Automation, Inc is currently working to correct an issue with the Rollback worksheets for Entities other than the school Districts; where line 29 of the Rollback worksheet is not being populated from line 23 of the Effective Tax Rate Worksheet.

At last notification, the State is still working to finalize documentation for the 2007 Truth-In-Taxation information. As soon as we receive this information, we will begin to update the TNT website.

Additionally, True Automation, Inc. is currently scheduled to attend the TNT conference scheduled for July 30th, 2007.


June 20, 2007

As of today, True Automation, Inc., is continuing to research the changes proposed by the State Comptrollers office and the 80th Legislature. You can do your initial setup on your entities. The Effective Tax Rate worksheet, Public Notice of Hearing and other forms have not been updated at this time.

At last notification, the State is still working to finalize decisions impacting the 2007 Truth-In-Taxation information. As soon as we receive this information, we will begin to update the TNT website.

Additionally, True Automation, Inc. is currently scheduled to attend the TNT conference scheduled for July 30th, 2007.


July 28, 2006

As of today, The Truth-in-Taxation.com service has been updated to comply with the latest changes received from the the State Comptroller's Office, and is now ready for use for all entities. The following changes have been implemented:

  • Changes to Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase
  • Changes to the School Effective Rate Worksheet
  • Changes to the School Roll Back Worksheets
  • Changes to the Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate


July 21, 2006

As of today, True Automation, Inc., is currently working on the changes given to us by the State Comptrollers office for School Districts. We are currently updating the changes to the Effective Rate Worksheet, Rollback Worksheet and the Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate.

Updates can be expected to be completed by July 28th.


July 10, 2006

As of today, The Truth-in-Taxation.com service has been updated to comply with the latest changes received from the the State Comptroller's Office, and is now ready for use for entities other than School Districts. The following changes have been implemented:

  • Changes to Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase

At last notification, the State indicates the 2006 Truth-In-Taxation handbooks for Schools will be available in mid-July. As soon as we receive this information, we will begin to update the TNT website. Updates can be expected to be completed within a week from the day we receive the information, maybe sooner, depending on the number of changes that will be required.


July 3, 2006

As of today, True Automation, Inc., is currently working on the changes given to us by the State Comptrollers office for Taxing units other than School districts. You can do your initial setup on your entities. The Effective Tax Rate worksheet, Public Notice of Hearing and other forms are not available at this time.

At last notification, the State indicates the 2006 Truth-In-Taxation handbooks for Schools will be available in mid-July. As soon as we receive this information, we will begin to update the TNT website. Updates can be expected to be completed within a week from the day we receive the information, maybe sooner, depending on the number of changes that will be required.


August 8, 2005

The Truth-in-Taxation.com service has been updated to comply with the latest changes received from the Texas Education Agency and the State Comptroller's Office, and is now ready for use. The following changes have been implemented:

  • Truth-in-Taxation 2005 Guide - Published July 2005
    • Changed the Hearing limit.
    • Changed the Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Increase.
    • New Fields added for additional public hearing and new information required on Notice of Public Hearing for Tax Increase.

If you are a PACS client and will be exporting information into the TNT product, please call customer support at 1-972-881-1858 to ensure that you are on the proper release to perform the export.


August 1, 2005

If you plan on exporting TNT information from PACS between August 1 and August 5th, please contact Customer Support at 1-972-881-1858 before continuing with the export process.


July 25, 2005

As of today, True Automation, Inc., has not received any information in written form regarding the updates to the 2005 Effective Tax Rate Calculations. All of the calculations currently on the Truth-In-Taxation website remain unchanged from 2004.

At last notification, the State indicates the 2005 Truth-In-Taxation handbooks are expected to be available on August 2, 2005. As soon as we receive this information, we will begin to update the TNT website. Updates can be expected to be completed within a week from the day we receive the information, maybe sooner, depending on the number of changes that will be required.

Proceed at your own risk
Many TNT clients have asked if they can proceed with the current calculations on the website. Our answer is this: Yes you can, just be aware that the calculations may be changing within a couple of weeks. Proceed at your own risk.

If you MUST calculate any tax rates PRIOR to our updating this website for 2005, we recommend that you verify the calculations with the State to ensure they are accurate. Changes made during the legislative sessions affected the calculations for the 2005 year.

Once all updates are complete, all TNT customers will be notified. The message will contain a brief summary of what was changed for 2005.

* URL Link to State Letter: http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/tntletter.html


July 19, 2005

The State has postponed the Truth-in-Taxation Seminars until after the legislative session concludes on July 20th.

The State Seminars will now begin on August 2.

The link below displays the Comptrollers Strayhorn's Announcement (July 13, 2005).

http://www.window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/tntletter.html

Below is the site for the revised schedule of Seminars:

http://www.window.state.tx.us/lga/wotlg/wotlg0504/explaining.html

As of this time the 2005 Truth-in-Taxation Guides are expected to be mailed out from the State on August 2, 2005. There will be changes that will need to be made in the TNT website in order to conform to the Legislative changes.

As soon as the Legislative session is complete, and all changes are received from the State, we will begin updating worksheets and any calculations in Truth-in-Taxation.com. When all updates have been completed, this news link will be modified, so that you will know that Truth-in-Taxation.com is available for 2005. A brief summary of what was changed will also be posted as of that time.


July 11, 2005

Truth-in-Taxation.com is awaiting the latest changes to the 2005 Truth-in-Taxation handbook. Once the information is received, we will update this website to conform with the 2005 worksheets and calculations. When all updates have been completed, this news link will be modified so that you will know that Truth-in-Taxation.com is available for 2005. A brief summary of what was changed will also be posted as of that time.


July 24, 2003

The Truth-in-Taxation.com service has been updated to comply with the latest changes received from the Texas Education Agency and the State Comptroller's office. The following changes have been implemented: 

  • TEA Worksheet Release 3.0 – Published 7/3/2003
    • Changes in regards to Healthcare Insurance Maintenance Efforts which affected the TEA data entry screens and the TEA Worksheet.
  • Truth-in-Taxation 2003 Guide – Published 7/9/2003
    • Changed the Rollback Worksheet related to the TEA worksheets
    • New for 2003 - Added a Water District Rollback Worksheet
    • New for 2003 - Added a Water District ‘Notice of Public Hearing on Tax Rate' form


July 1, 2003

The Truth-in-Taxation web service (Version 2003.1.1) has been updated with the following changes:

  • Added Online Help throughout the website.
  • Removed Schedule A and B from School Districts as they are not used.
  • Added cosmetic changes such as color to certain form status and errors.
  • Suppressed access to Rollback Tax Rate Worksheet Field 30, 1-4 to non-school taxing units.
  • TEA Rollback Worksheet Version 2.0 has NOT been implemented since it references the Rollback Tax Rate Worksheet and it has not been finalized by the state.  We expect to receive the RTR worksheet the week of July 7th and will have the site updated a few days after that.


June 16, 2003

The 2003 Truth-in-Taxation web service (Version 2003.1.0) is now ready for general use.  It has been updated with the following changes:

  • Updated with Version 1.0 of the TEA Rollback Worksheet - June 5, 2003.
  • Added a SAVE feature on Initial Setup, ETR and Rollback Worksheet
  • Added ability to receive data from True Automation's PACS system.
  • Added ability to COPY taxing unit information from previous years to current year.


June 1, 2002

The 2002 Truth-in-Taxation web service (Version 2002.1.0) is now ready for general use.  It has been updated to comply with the 2002 Truth-in-Taxation handbook.  The 2002 changes are listed below:

  • New field for property not included in certified roll and not under protest affected step 17 and step 30A3
  • Tax increment financing verbiage updated on steps 14, 16D, 28G
  • TEA rollback worksheet has four additional steps at the top
  • Several other cosmetic updates from previous web service version


May 29, 2002

We received the final 2002 Truth-in-Taxation handbook via email yesterday afternoon. There are a few items that will need to be updated on our website as a result of this. The updates are being programmed right now. We expect to have the updates completed by this weekend. A brief summary of what was changed will be posted here.

The new handbook can be obtained in PDF format from the state at the following url:
http://window.state.tx.us/taxinfo/proptax/proptax.html
 


May 20, 2002

Visitor login for www.truth-in-taxation is now enabled!

  • Username: visitor
  • Password: password

This is a fully functional login. Feel free to browse and explore the new service. Let us know if you experience any problems with the site. Send us your messages to tnt@trueautomation.com

Please note that the visitor login data will be cleared every night.


April 26, 2002

Website is scheduled for a launch date of May 1, 2002 for beta users.  You will see things change on a daily basis.  Below is our project timeline. 

  • May 1, 2002 - Beta users will begin testing and will continue through end of May.
  • May 15, 2002 - Visitor login will be enabled to allow users to view entire site including worksheets and forms.
  • May 31, 2002 - Site is certified by attorney firm
  • June 1, 2002 - Site is operational for user community

Users that pre-registered before May 1, 2002 will receive a 25% discount.  All users will have an opportunity to evaluate the website before making a decision.


February 18, 2002 - TAAD Conference

New Web Service using Microsoft .NET !  www.Truth-in-Taxation.com
True Automation is introducing Truth-in-Taxation Web Services. The service was designed to help taxing jurisdictions with the Truth-in-Taxation process every year. It performs all the necessary effective tax rate and rollback rate calculations as well as produce all the necessary notification forms for publication.  Launch date is May 1, 2002! Download Truth-in-Taxation Brochure in PDF format.