Taxes in Texas are just a bit different than in many other states. First of all, there is no state income tax in the state of Texas. There is also no personal property tax. Revenue to fund the state government, schools and local governments are obtained solely from Texas property taxes, which are charged on land and improvements to land, including structure, as well as from funds obtained from the Texas lottery.
If you own a home, your Texas property taxes might be slightly higher than the property taxes in other states, but this is to offset the fact that no state income tax is charged – and the difference does not equal the amount of state income tax you would pay in other states. So, all in all, Texas is still a relatively inexpensive state in which to live, at least from a tax perspective.