Tax Cuts are on the Table, But Local Entities Want Them Off the Menu

March 02, 2015J

The Texas Comptroller’s office has failed to put a number on the cost of SB 182, a taxpayer-protection bill.  Why?  Because they can’t determine how much more local taxing entities are raising taxes above what voters – if asked – would approve. Sen. Paul Bettencourt knows property taxes.  He is former Harris County Tax Assessor […]

Legislation Protecting Property Taxpayers

February 27, 2015J,

Owning a home is realization of the American Dream. But that dream quickly turns into a nightmare as homeowners are being taxed out of their homes, due in large part to rising appraisals. Some individuals have paid off their mortgages, only to find that their property taxes are several times over what their mortgage payments […]

Senate leadership proposes tax relief measures

February 25, 2015J

AFP-TX commends Senate leadership for providing much-needed tax relief.  Proposals outlined in a press conference this morning are a good first step. Both business and property owners  want and deserve tax relief. We at AFP-Texas are committed to eliminating the franchise tax.  Under the proposed plan, even exempt businesses will be required to spend precious […]

Newly Released Index Puts Texas in Top 10 – Again

October 29, 2014J

Texas again makes the top 10 states with the best state business tax climate in an index released by the Tax Foundation.  None of our neighboring states made the top 10 list and Florida is the only other large state which made that list. While taxes are a fact of life, not all tax systems […]

Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014J

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]