Taxes

2020 Ad Valorem Tax Rates

Property in DeSoto Independent School District

Taxing EntityAd Valorem Tax Rate (per $100 assessed value)
City of DeSoto0.705144%
DeSoto ISD1.4900%
Dallas County0.2431%
Dallas Community College0.1240%
Parkland Memorial Hospital0.2794%
Dallas County School Equalization0.0100%
State of Texas0.000%
Total Tax Rate:2.8516%

Property in Dallas Independent School District

Taxing EntityAd Valorem Tax Rate (per $100 assessed value)
City of DeSoto0.705144%
Dallas ISD1.2821%
Dallas County0.2431%
Dallas Community College0.1240%
Parkland Memorial Hospital0.2794%
Dallas County School Equalization0.0100%
State of Texas0.0000%
Total Tax Rate:2.6437%

The City of DeSoto includes property in three school districts. Only a limited area is in the Duncanville Independent School District.

DeSoto, TX Sales Tax Rate

Taxing EntityAd Valorem Tax Rate (per $100 assessed value)
State Sales Tax*6.250%
City of DeSoto1.000%
Parks †0.125%
Property Tax Relief †0.500%
Economic Development0.375%
Total Tax Rate:8.25%

Source: Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

*The state of Texas levies a sales tax of 6.25% on the sale of tangible personal property and taxable services. Certain specific exemptions apply.

† In 1994, the City of DeSoto voted to levy an additional 1.00% sales tax to be allocated for property tax relief, new park projects and economic development.

Texas Income Tax Rate

Taxing EntityIncome Tax Rate
State of Texas0%
Total Tax Rate:0%

Corporate Franchise Tax

A corporate franchise tax is levied in Texas in place of a corporate income tax. The tax is levied on businesses organized in the corporate firm in Texas. Corporations are taxed at the rate of the greater of $2.50 per $1,000 of net taxable capital or 4.5% of net taxable earned surplus.

Hotel/Motel Occupancy Tax

In the State of Texas, the hotel/motel occupancy tax is 6% with individual cities having the option to add up to 7% tax. The total hotel/motel tax in the City of DeSoto is 13%.

For more information:
Dallas Central Appraisal District
Dallas County Tax Office