Throughout Texas, property taxes are levied on real and tangible (including inventory) personal property at the local level. All property is appraised at full market value and assessed by the local appraisal districts. The total tax rate is the sum of all local taxing jurisdictions/units including the county, city, and school districts.
Property tax rates in the City of Helotes are among the lowest in the San Antonio and Austin regions. A full breakdown of the property tax rate within the City of Helotes can be found in the table and information below.
State and Local Sales and Use Tax Rates
Throughout Texas, a sales and use tax is imposed on all retail sales, leases, and rental of most goods, and taxable services. The City of Helotes sales and use tax rate is 8.00%, in which the state collects 6.25%, the City collects 1.75%. There are many exceptions to the sales and use tax that can be found at www.window.state.tx.us. A full breakdown of the sales and use tax rate within the City of Helotes can be found in the table and information below.
Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT)
Pursuant to Section 82-4(b) of the Helotes Code of Ordinances, the City imposes a Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) on such properties as authorized by the Texas Tax Code. Property owners may report using the HOT Report Form.
This also applies to short-term rentals, which are residential properties available for rent for a period of 1 to 29 days. They are often facilitated by websites, such as AirBnB.com or VRBO.com.