Finance/Economic Development

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Articles/Memos

Papers

Helpful Links

  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts:  The comptroller’s office publishes taxation and economic development information that can be very helpful for Texas cities, including:
    • Truth-in-Taxation Guide
    • Local Property Tax Data
    • Local Sales Tax Reports and Data
    • Economic development information, Leadership Circle Transparency information, and the Budgeting Manual for Texas cities at the Texas Ahead Web portal.
  • Attorney General’s Economic Development Handbook:  Among other things, this publication contains information on economic development corporations, economic development incentives available to Texas cities, the issuance of debt, and hotel occupancy taxes.