Taxes on your home is just something that comes along with home ownership.  It stinks, but it's just what you do in today's world.

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Your property taxes will always go up one way or the other, it could be a vote to upgrade something in your city or the values of your house increase thanks to the appraisal district and your taxes automatically go up.  Either way, you're paying property taxes and lots of them.

However, that could all change if a bill gets passed in the Texas House of Representatives.  Back in February, Texas State Representative Bryan Slaton introduced Texas House Bill 2889.

relating to a credit against the ad valorem taxes imposed by a taxing unit on the residence homestead of a married couple that increases in amount based upon the number of children of the couple and reimbursement to taxing units for the revenue loss incurred as a result of the credit.

This bill would give married couples a tax break on their property taxes.   They would get an additional tax break for children born or adopted after the marriage union.

How do you get out of paying property taxes in Texas?

The answer is simple, if you are a straight couple, who get married and have 10 children (or adopt during the marriage) and you won't have to pay property taxes in Texas.   Oh, and you have to stay married and not get divorced.

The only way this would happen is if this House Bill passes.

However, with the events that transpired in May with the Texas House Representative Bryan Slaton that introduced this Bill,  it's unlikely that this Bill will move further and become law.  Bryan Slaton was expelled unanimously in the Texas House of Representatives after it was determined that he engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 19-year-old aide.  This made Slaton the first Texas House member to be expelled since 1927.

The bill was sent to the House Ways and Means Committee.  Nothing was determined on the bill before the Texas House and Senate went to recess.

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