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Texas Tax Reform Commission to Hold Hearing in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Area

AUSTIN – The Texas Tax Reform Commission will meet Monday, March 13, in the Dallas-Fort Worth- Arlington area to gather recommendations on how to reform the state tax structure.

The hearing is part of a series of public hearings the commission is holding across the state to gather input from Texans on how to modernize the tax structure and reduce property taxes. The public is invited to participate.

The 24-member, bi-partisan commission was created by Gov. Rick Perry in September 2005. It is chaired by former Texas comptroller John Sharp. Since the commission’s creation, the Texas Supreme Court has ruled the state’s current school property tax structure unconstitutional and has given lawmakers until June 1 to devise a different tax system and lower school property taxes.

The governor has outlined five key principles to guide the commission’s deliberations on tax reforms. Perry said our new tax structure must be fair, broad-based, modern, understandable to taxpayers and competitive with other states “so that Texas can continue to attract jobs by maintaining the best business climate in America.”

Details of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area meeting are as follows:

Monday, March 13

- 10:00 a.m. – Arlington
- Texas Tax Reform Commission to hold public hearing.
- Wyndham Hotel
- Hall of Fame Room
- 1500 Convention Center
- Arlington, TX 76011