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Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property taxes are assessed per $100 value of real and personal property. State law establishes the process to determine property values to ensure they are equal and uniform.

Residents and businesses pay property taxes to the city of Pecos, Reeves County, Pecos-Barstow-Toyah Independent School District (PBTISD) and the Reeves County Hospital District. This is the most significant source of money local governments use to pay for schools, streets and roads, police, fire protection and other important citizen services.

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Taxing Entity Tax Rate
Town of Pecos City 0.500000
Reeves County 0.49952
Reeves County Ground Water Disctrict (RCGWD) 0.004
PBTISD 1.125
Hospital District 0.24000
Total 2.36852
*A property with a valuation of $100,000 after exemptions, would pay $2,368.52 in property taxes annually.


Sales Tax

Sales taxes are capped at 8.25 percent in Texas and imposed on all retail sales, leases and rentals of most goods, and taxable services. The state of Texas collects 6.25 percent in sales tax and the city of Pecos collects an additional 2 percent.

The 2 percent collected by Pecos is split between the city, hospital and The Pecos 4B Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) as follows:

Pecos, General Fund 1.00%
Pecos, Maintenance and Operations 0.375%
Hospital District  0.50%
PEDC 0.125%

Sales tax collections in Pecos have continued to increase—by more than 300 percent—since 2010, and more than $800,000 in sales taxes were collected in 2014–2015.

A use tax is placed on storage, use or consumption within the state of Texas of taxable items purchased, leased or rented if Texas sales tax has not been paid.

For more information about sales and use tax rates, visit the Texas Comptroller website.


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