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New Deadlines for Business Personal Property filings beginning in 2018

IMPORTANT: Beginning in 2018, the new rendition deadline for all businesses will be April 1st. If you would like to file an extension request, please locate the updated form under the Forms section of beginning on January 1, 2018. The initial 30-day extended deadline would be May 1, 2018.

Interstate allocation applications will be due on or before March 31st. As in previous years, late interstate allocation applications can be submitted up until the day before the appraisal review board approves the appraisal records, which is usually mid-July. There is a 10% penalty for submitting the application after March 31st.

For those that apply for Freeport or Goods in Transit exemptions, the April 30th deadline has not changed. For filing a late Freeport application, however, the deadline is now June 15th. As in previous years, there will still be a 10% penalty for filing a late Freeport application.

The biggest change for the business personal property accounts in Texas is the above-mentioned deadlines for the annual rendition form and applications. Texas law will require business owners to complete and submit the rendition form to the Tarrant Appraisal District on or before April 1st. If a business fails to do so or if the rendition is turned in after the deadline, there will be a 10% penalty on the owner’s tax bill for the current year. The rendition may be completed online. Upon logging into their account, users can file a rendition on their property from their property dashboard.

For the interstate allocation, if the property was not on the appraisal roll in the preceding year, the deadline for filing the allocation form will be extended to the 30th day after the date that is printed on the notice of appraised value. This gives new accounts and accounts created from omitted property a chance to apply for the interstate allocation. This applies to new accounts and omitted property for the current tax year only.

For all deadlines, the Tarrant Appraisal District will use the postmark date on applications sent through the mail. Businesses also have the option to hand-deliver forms no later than the day the form is due, and it will still be considered as timely. All of these applications can be found under the Forms section of our website by January 1, 2018.