Taxes & Debt


There are two tax rates set for school districts in Texas. Maintenance and Operation is the rate applied to the tax base to support the general fund budget. Interest and Sinking is the rate applied to the tax base to cover debt service for the bonds approved by taxpayers. The M&O tax rate is subject to recapture, but the I&S tax rate is not. For information about how property taxes are collected in Travis County, visit the Travis Central Appraisal District website.

Austin ISD: Property Tax Rate per $100 Valuation, Fiscal Years 2017–2021

Tax Rates FY2017 FY2018 FY2019 FY2020 FY2021
M&O $1.0790 $1.0790 $1.0790 $1.0090 $0.9897
I&S $0.1130 $0.1130 $0.1130 $0.1130 $0.1130
Total Tax Rate $1.1920 per $100 of taxable value $1.1920 per $100 of taxable value $1.1920 per $100 of taxable value $1.1220 per $100 of taxable value $1.1027 per $100 of taxable value

To see how the school tax portion of your annual property taxes pay for all the services provided by Austin ISD, visit the Tax Rate Calculator.

Property Tax Rate Per $100 of Taxable Value Over Nine Years

The total tax rate decreased by $0.0193 when comparing FY2020 to FY2021. The 2021 fiscal year Interest & Sinking portion is $0.1130 of every $100, and $0.9897 of every $100 to Maintenance & Operations.


Austin ISD has earned the highest ratings for budget management from Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings. AISD also carries the highest bond and state financial accountability ratings that school districts can earn in the state of Texas. The links below provide information about AISD bonds and debt obligations.