Taxes

Property Tax

2016 Order Adopting Tax Rate

The City of Kerens levies a property rate of $.68390 per $100 valuation.
Other entities levying taxes on property in Kerens are:

Kerens Independent School District $1.11002 per $100 valuation
Navarro College$ .11902 per $100 valuation
Navarro County Emergency Services District$ .05000 per $100 valuation
Navarro County$ .51089 per $100 valuation
Navarro County Road & Bridge$ .10711 per $100 valuation
Navarro County Flood Control$ .00900 per $100 valuation

Total Property Tax levied on property in the City of Kerens is $2.59 per $100 valuation

Sales Tax

A local sales tax of 1% was adopted by the voters of the City of Kerens at an election held on December 12, 1967.
A local sales and use tax of .25% for street maintenance was adopted by the voters of the City of Kerens at an election held on May 4, 2002
A local 4B sales and use tax of .25% for economic development was adopted by the voters of the City of Kerens at an election held on May 15, 2004.

The State of Texas sales tax rate is 6.25% and Navarro County collects .50% sales tax.
Total Sales Tax collected in the City of Kerens is 8.25%

Hotel Tax

The City of Kerens levied a tax of seven percent (7%) of the price paid for a room in a hotel on September 6, 2005.
The State of Texas levies a Hotel Tax rate of 6%.
Total Hotel Tax collected in the City of Kerens is 13%

The revenue derived from any hotel occupancy tax imposed and levied by this article may be used only to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry, and that use is limited to the following:
1. the acquisition of sites for and the construction, improvement, enlarging, equipping, repairing, operation, and maintenance of convention center facilities (as such are defined in V.A Tax Code, Section 35);
2. the furnishing of facilities, personnel, and materials for the registration of convention delegates or registrants;
3. advertising and conducting solicitations and promotional programs to attract tourists and convention delegates or registrants to the municipality or its vicinity;
4. the encouragement, promotion, improvement, and application of the arts, including instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, design and allied fields, painting, sculpture, photography, graphic and craft arts, motion pictures, radio, television, tape and sound recording, and other arts related to the presentation, performance, execution, and exhibition of these major art forms; and
5. historical restoration and presentation projects or activities or advertising and conducting solicitations and promotional programs to encourage tourists and convention delegates to visit preserved historic sites or museums:
a. which are at or in the immediate vicinity' of convention center facilities; or
b. which are located elsewhere in the municipality or its vicinity that would be frequented by tourists, convention delegates, or other visitors to the municipality.
Revenue derived from the hotel occupancy tax shall he expended only in a manner which directly enhances and promotes tourism and the convention and hotel industry as hereinbefore delineated. Such revenue shall not be used for the general revenue purposes or general governmental operations of the municipality.