If you own a business, you are required to report personal property that is used in your business to your appraisal district.

A rendition is a form that provides the appraisal district with taxable business property information.  This form includes the business name and location, a description of assets, cost and acquisition dates, and opinion of value for business personal property. The appraisal district uses the information to estimate the market value of your business property for annual property tax purposes.  Texas requires a business to pay property taxes to each taxing unit based on the market value of the inventory and assets it owns or uses in the production of income.

The deadline to file a rendition is April 15.

Renditions may be mailed to the address below or delivered to the drop box at our new office location:

Mailing Address: PO Box 141864, Austin, TX 78714-1864
New Office Location:  850 E Anderson Ln Austin, TX 78752

If you would like to file a rendition online, you may submit the form online using our online portal. You will be prompted to create a new login by using an email address and password. The Online Forms – Status item in the online portal will confirm your rendition has been submitted. Late renditions will not be accepted through the online portal.

TCAD cannot confirm receipt of renditions, extension requests, or exemption forms, etc. If you require confirmation, please choose a submission method that will provide a delivery confirmation.

For questions, please call (512)834-9317 to speak with a customer service representative or e-mail your question(s) to [email protected].


How can I get my name and address removed from the TCAD website?2022-06-27T10:08:13-05:00

Texas Tax Code §25.025 permits certain persons to request that the appraisal district restrict from public access any information in the appraisal district records required by §25.02 that could be used to identify their home addresses.

The State Comptroller of Public Accounts prescribes the form on which these confidentiality requests may be made. Copies of the form 50-284 are available in our form library.

I went out of business during the year. Will my business personal property taxes be prorated?2021-01-21T14:52:38-06:00

No. If you were in business January 1 you owe taxes for the year.

Who must file a rendition?2021-01-21T14:54:25-06:00

Renditions must be filed by both owners of tangible personal property that is used for the production of income and owners of tangible personal property on which an exemption has been cancelled or denied.

What types of property must be rendered?2021-01-21T14:55:06-06:00

Business owners are required by State law to render business personal property that is used in a business or used to produce income. This property includes furniture and fixtures, equipment, machinery, computers, inventory held for sale or rental, raw materials, finished goods, and work in progress. You are not required to render intangible personal property (property that can be owned but does not have a physical form) such as cash, accounts receivable, goodwill, application computer software, and similar items. If your organization has previously qualified for an exemption that applies to personal property, for example, a religious or charitable organization exemption, you are not required to render the exempt property.

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