How do I qualify for an Agricultural Tax Exemption?

In order to qualify for an agricultural tax exemption, the primary usage of the land must be agriculture and it must be used to the intensity of other agricultural properties in the area. In return for the tax exemption, the property is devoting the next five to seven years to agriculture. Although the primary usage of the land must be agriculture, the owner does not have to make majority of their income from farming or ranching. Examples of agricultural usage would be cultivating crops, raising livestock, and raising exotic animals. However, feeding the indigenous deer or harvesting native plants would… Read More

How do I qualify for a Wildlife Tax Exemption?

In 1995, Texas Voters passed legislation to allow landowners to convert their currently agricultural exempt property to a wildlife exemption in order to help allow for breeding, migration, and population for human usage. In order to qualify, landowners must meet three out of the seven qualifications. The qualification are habitat control, predator control, erosion control, providing water, proving food, providing shelter, and making census counts to monitor population. In order to register for a wildlife tax exemption, your property must be an agricultural exempt property for at least a year prior. This means that the year before you file as… Read More