Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

This weekend is the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday in the State of Texas. You can purchase certain emergency preparation supplies tax free beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, and ending at midnight on Monday, April 29. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. Please visit the Texas Comptroller’s Website for more information, including a list of qualifying and excluded supplies. Hurricane Season is just around the corner. Don’t wait until the next storm is in the Gulf before preparing yourself and your family.

To Residents of Harris County MUD No. 102 whose homes were flooded as a result of Hurricane Harvey:

Section 31.032 of the Texas Tax Code allows homeowners and some small businesses whose property is damaged in a disaster and are located in a designated disaster area to pay their taxes in four installments. (For small businesses, this includes real and personal property that is owned or leased by a business entity that has gross receipts under a threshold adjusted by the Texas Comptroller’s office.)
 
The installment payments apply to taxes imposed on the property by all taxing units on the tax bill before the first anniversary of the disaster. The property owner must pay at least one-fourth of the taxes before the Feb. 1 delinquency date and provide notice that the person will be paying the remaining taxes in installments. The remaining payments are due before April 1, June 1 and Aug. 1, without any penalty or interest. If the delinquency date is not Feb. 1, then other deadlines apply. If an installment payment is missed, the owner faces a 6 percent penalty and also must pay interest at 1 percent for each month of delinquency.
 
You may contact Assessments of the Southwest, Inc., the Tax Assessor/Collector for Harris County MUD No. 102, at www.aswtax.com (click on “Hurricane Harvey”) to arrange for installment payments on your 2017 Harris County MUD No. 102 property taxes. For additional information pertaining to flood-damaged property and 2017 property taxes, please consult the website of the Harris County Appraisal District at http://hcad.org/.

Final Harvey Debris Pick-Up – November 5th

Dear Residents,

You may have seen the yellow signs below at the entries to your neighborhood. The purpose of this email is to pass along information from Harris County relating to the deadline, as follows:

The November 5th deadline and pick-up the following week applies to all flooded areas as this will be the final pass for pick-up…anything put out to the curb after November 5th will not be picked up. It will be the homeowners responsibility.

We urge you to help your neighbors to be aware of these deadlines as you deem appropriate. We believe that the County has done an outstanding job on debris collection, especially given the size of the task. And we want you to understand that our District’s normal garbage collection contract does NOT include the collection of storm debris or major construction debris, so we feel it’s important that you take advantage of this opportunity.

Board of Directors
Harris County MUD 102