PRESS RELEASE – BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY RENDITIONS REMINDER

For Immediate Release

Hays Central Appraisal District Reminds Businesses to Render their Taxable Property by April 15

If you own tangible personal property that is used to produce income, you must file a rendition with the Hays Central Appraisal District by April 15. A rendition is a report that lists all the taxable property you owned or controlled on Jan. 1 of this year. Property includes inventory and equipment used by a business. Owners do not have to render exempt property, such as church property or an agriculture producer’s equipment used for farming. “The appraisal district may use the information submitted in the rendition to set property values,” said Laura Raven, Chief Appraiser.

For most property types, renditions must be filed after Jan. 1 and no later than April 15. Different deadlines apply in certain appraisal districts. A property owner may apply, in writing, for a mandatory extension to May 15. Different deadlines apply for regulated properties.

Renditions can be filed online at www.hayscad.com using the Online Forms portal. They can also be emailed to [email protected], faxed to (512) 713-0563, deposited in the drop box at 21001 N. I35, Kyle, TX 78640 or mailed to the same address.

A 10 percent to 50 percent penalty may be imposed if a rendition is filed late, incomplete or not at all. Property owners who need more time to file their renditions may file a written request with the chief appraiser on or before the rendition deadline to receive an automatic extension.

The chief appraiser may extend the deadline another 15 days for good cause shown in writing by the property owner for each type of property.

For more information about rendering property, deadline extensions, penalties and rendition forms, taxpayers may contact the Hays Central Appraisal District at [email protected]. Information is also available from the Comptroller’s Property Tax Assistance Division’s website at comptroller.texas.gov/taxes/property-tax/.