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Tax Structure

Low Tax Burden Means Endless Benefits

Harlingen has many benefits for prospective businesses. One major consideration for any employer is the cost of doing business, and the State of Texas boasts great benefits for taxpayers. Texas consistently ranks among one of the lowest per capita tax states in the nation and does not have a state personal income tax.

Texas Franchise Tax

Corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, professional associations, joint ventures and other legal entities are subject to the Texas Franchise Tax.

Rates:

  • Rate for most taxpayers is 1.0 percent of the Tax Base (Margin). 

  • Entities primarily engaged in retail trade (Division G of the 1987 SIC Manual) or wholesale trade (Division F of the 1987 SIC Manual) - 0.05 percent. 

  • E-Z filing rate - 0.0575 percent.

Local Taxes

Real and personal property is taxed based on actual value (less depreciation in the case of personal property).  For verification or further information, please visit www.cameroncad.org

Inside City Limits

Taxing Entity

Tax Rate

City of Harlingen

0.588827

Cameron County

0.407743

Harlingen C.I.S.D.

1.318000

Port of Harlingen

0.000000

South Texas I.S.D.

0.049200

Outside City Limits

Taxing Entity

Tax Rate

City of Harlingen

0.588827

Cameron County

0.407743

Harlingen C.I.S.D.

1.318000

Port of Harlilngen

0.000000

South Texas I.S.D.

0.049200

C.C. Regional Mobility Authority - TIRZ #1 A

0.000000