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Texas - Local Standards: Housing and Utilities

Disclaimer: IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 30, 2015 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense information for use in bankruptcy calculations can be found on the website for the U.S. Trustee Program.

The housing and utilities standards are derived from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey and Bureau of Labor Statistics data, and are provided by state down to the county level. The standard for a particular county and family size includes both housing and utilities allowed for a taxpayer's primary place of residence. Generally, the total number of persons allowed for determining family size should be the same as those allowed as exemptions on the taxpayer's most recent year income tax return.

Housing and utilities standards include mortgage or rent, property taxes, interest, insurance, maintenance, repairs, gas, electric, water, heating oil, garbage collection, residential telephone service, cell phone service, cable television, and internet service. The tables include five categories for one, two, three, four, and five or more persons in a household.

The taxpayer is allowed the standard amount, or the amount actually spent on housing and utilities, whichever is less. If the amount claimed is more than the total allowed by the housing and utilities standards, the taxpayer must provide documentation to substantiate those expenses are necessary living expenses.

Maximum Monthly Allowance
County Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5 or more
Anderson County 1,111 1,305 1,375 1,533 1,558
Andrews County 1,138 1,336 1,408 1,570 1,595
Angelina County 1,077 1,265 1,333 1,486 1,510
Aransas County 1,438 1,689 1,780 1,985 2,017
Archer County 1,227 1,442 1,519 1,694 1,721
Armstrong County 1,034 1,215 1,280 1,427 1,450
Atascosa County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Austin County 1,408 1,653 1,742 1,942 1,974
Bailey County 1,121 1,316 1,387 1,547 1,571
Bandera County 1,269 1,490 1,570 1,751 1,779
Bastrop County 1,336 1,569 1,653 1,843 1,873
Baylor County 1,093 1,284 1,353 1,509 1,533
Bee County 1,064 1,250 1,317 1,468 1,492
Bell County 1,267 1,488 1,568 1,748 1,777
Bexar County 1,316 1,546 1,629 1,816 1,846
Blanco County 1,294 1,520 1,602 1,786 1,815
Borden County 968 1,137 1,198 1,336 1,357
Bosque County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Bowie County 1,130 1,327 1,398 1,559 1,584
Brazoria County 1,634 1,919 2,022 2,255 2,291
Brazos County 1,399 1,643 1,731 1,930 1,961
Brewster County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,690
Briscoe County 865 1,016 1,071 1,194 1,213
Brooks County 989 1,162 1,224 1,365 1,387
Brown County 1,098 1,290 1,359 1,515 1,540
Burleson County 1,050 1,234 1,300 1,450 1,473
Burnet County 1,330 1,562 1,646 1,835 1,865
Caldwell County 1,268 1,489 1,569 1,749 1,778
Calhoun County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Callahan County 1,094 1,285 1,354 1,510 1,534
Cameron County 1,123 1,319 1,390 1,550 1,575
Camp County 1,151 1,352 1,425 1,589 1,615
Carson County 1,077 1,265 1,333 1,486 1,510
Cass County 950 1,116 1,176 1,311 1,332
Castro County 983 1,155 1,217 1,357 1,379
Chambers County 1,537 1,805 1,902 2,121 2,155
Cherokee County 1,071 1,257 1,325 1,477 1,501
Childress County 893 1,049 1,105 1,232 1,252
Clay County 1,153 1,355 1,427 1,592 1,617
Cochran County 844 992 1,045 1,165 1,184
Coke County 1,068 1,255 1,322 1,474 1,498
Coleman County 961 1,128 1,189 1,326 1,347
Collin County 1,811 2,127 2,241 2,499 2,539
Collingsworth County 999 1,174 1,237 1,379 1,402
Colorado County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Comal County 1,524 1,790 1,886 2,103 2,137
Comanche County 1,012 1,189 1,253 1,397 1,420
Concho County 960 1,127 1,188 1,325 1,346
Cooke County 1,246 1,463 1,542 1,719 1,747
Coryell County 1,161 1,364 1,437 1,602 1,628
Cottle County 846 994 1,047 1,167 1,186
Crane County 946 1,111 1,171 1,306 1,327
Crockett County 1,064 1,250 1,317 1,468 1,492
Crosby County 945 1,109 1,169 1,303 1,324
Culberson County 1,004 1,179 1,242 1,385 1,407
Dallam County 1,075 1,262 1,330 1,483 1,507
Dallas County 1,459 1,714 1,806 2,014 2,046
Dawson County 991 1,163 1,226 1,367 1,389
Deaf Smith County 1,095 1,286 1,355 1,511 1,535
Delta County 995 1,169 1,232 1,374 1,396
Denton County 1,723 2,023 2,132 2,377 2,416
DeWitt County 1,025 1,203 1,268 1,414 1,437
Dickens County 938 1,102 1,161 1,295 1,315
Dimmit County 950 1,116 1,176 1,311 1,332
Donley County 1,016 1,193 1,257 1,402 1,424
Duval County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Eastland County 995 1,168 1,231 1,373 1,395
Ector County 1,144 1,344 1,416 1,579 1,604
Edwards County 1,186 1,393 1,468 1,637 1,663
Ellis County 1,450 1,703 1,795 2,001 2,034
El Paso County 1,146 1,346 1,418 1,581 1,607
Erath County 1,201 1,411 1,487 1,658 1,685
Falls County 1,013 1,189 1,253 1,397 1,420
Fannin County 1,161 1,364 1,437 1,602 1,628
Fayette County 1,162 1,365 1,438 1,603 1,629
Fisher County 939 1,103 1,162 1,296 1,317
Floyd County 1,072 1,259 1,327 1,480 1,503
Foard County 884 1,038 1,094 1,220 1,240
Fort Bend County 1,774 2,084 2,196 2,449 2,488
Franklin County 1,157 1,359 1,432 1,597 1,622
Freestone County 1,085 1,275 1,343 1,497 1,522
Frio County 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Gaines County 969 1,138 1,199 1,337 1,359
Galveston County 1,613 1,894 1,996 2,226 2,261
Garza County 958 1,126 1,186 1,322 1,344
Gillespie County 1,439 1,690 1,781 1,986 2,018
Glasscock County 1,147 1,347 1,419 1,582 1,608
Goliad County 1,117 1,312 1,382 1,541 1,566
Gonzales County 1,063 1,249 1,316 1,467 1,491
Gray County 1,092 1,282 1,351 1,506 1,531
Grayson County 1,236 1,451 1,529 1,705 1,732
Gregg County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Grimes County 1,075 1,263 1,331 1,484 1,508
Guadalupe County 1,395 1,638 1,726 1,924 1,956
Hale County 1,029 1,209 1,274 1,421 1,443
Hall County 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Hamilton County 1,123 1,319 1,390 1,550 1,575
Hansford County 999 1,174 1,237 1,379 1,402
Hardeman County 958 1,126 1,186 1,322 1,344
Hardin County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
Harris County 1,493 1,754 1,848 2,061 2,094
Harrison County 1,182 1,388 1,463 1,631 1,658
Hartley County 1,255 1,474 1,553 1,732 1,760
Haskell County 880 1,033 1,089 1,214 1,234
Hays County 1,547 1,817 1,915 2,135 2,170
Hemphill County 1,172 1,377 1,451 1,618 1,644
Henderson County 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
Hidalgo County 1,110 1,304 1,374 1,532 1,557
Hill County 1,166 1,369 1,443 1,609 1,635
Hockley County 1,074 1,261 1,329 1,482 1,506
Hood County 1,387 1,629 1,717 1,914 1,945
Hopkins County 1,149 1,349 1,422 1,586 1,611
Houston County 1,002 1,177 1,240 1,383 1,405
Howard County 1,037 1,218 1,283 1,431 1,454
Hudspeth County 858 1,008 1,062 1,184 1,203
Hunt County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Hutchinson County 988 1,161 1,223 1,364 1,386
Irion County 960 1,127 1,188 1,325 1,346
Jack County 1,131 1,329 1,400 1,561 1,586
Jackson County 1,080 1,269 1,337 1,491 1,515
Jasper County 1,028 1,207 1,272 1,418 1,441
Jeff Davis County 1,037 1,219 1,284 1,432 1,455
Jefferson County 1,219 1,432 1,509 1,683 1,710
Jim Hogg County 992 1,165 1,228 1,369 1,391
Jim Wells County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Johnson County 1,307 1,535 1,618 1,804 1,833
Jones County 944 1,109 1,168 1,302 1,323
Karnes County 1,046 1,229 1,295 1,444 1,467
Kaufman County 1,449 1,702 1,793 1,999 2,031
Kendall County 1,806 2,121 2,235 2,492 2,532
Kenedy County 1,033 1,214 1,279 1,426 1,449
Kent County 928 1,090 1,149 1,281 1,302
Kerr County 1,247 1,464 1,543 1,720 1,748
Kimble County 1,174 1,379 1,453 1,620 1,646
King County 1,215 1,427 1,504 1,677 1,704
Kinney County 920 1,081 1,139 1,270 1,290
Kleberg County 1,189 1,397 1,472 1,641 1,668
Knox County 909 1,068 1,125 1,254 1,275
Lamar County 1,073 1,260 1,328 1,481 1,505
Lamb County 1,003 1,178 1,241 1,384 1,406
Lampasas County 1,282 1,506 1,587 1,770 1,798
La Salle County 1,096 1,288 1,357 1,513 1,537
Lavaca County 1,005 1,181 1,244 1,387 1,409
Lee County 1,286 1,511 1,592 1,775 1,804
Leon County 1,154 1,355 1,428 1,592 1,618
Liberty County 1,196 1,405 1,480 1,650 1,677
Limestone County 1,033 1,214 1,279 1,426 1,449
Lipscomb County 1,032 1,212 1,277 1,424 1,447
Live Oak County 1,105 1,298 1,367 1,525 1,549
Llano County 1,250 1,468 1,547 1,725 1,753
Loving County 1,629 1,913 2,016 2,248 2,284
Lubbock County 1,203 1,413 1,489 1,660 1,687
Lynn County 1,084 1,274 1,342 1,496 1,520
McCulloch County 1,070 1,256 1,324 1,476 1,500
McLennan County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
McMullen County 891 1,047 1,103 1,230 1,250
Madison County 1,181 1,387 1,462 1,630 1,656
Marion County 1,055 1,239 1,306 1,456 1,480
Martin County 1,037 1,218 1,283 1,431 1,454
Mason County 1,138 1,336 1,408 1,570 1,595
Matagorda County 1,165 1,368 1,442 1,608 1,634
Maverick County 1,102 1,294 1,364 1,521 1,545
Medina County 1,238 1,454 1,532 1,708 1,736
Menard County 848 996 1,050 1,171 1,190
Midland County 1,343 1,577 1,662 1,853 1,883
Milam County 1,133 1,330 1,402 1,563 1,588
Mills County 1,115 1,310 1,380 1,539 1,564
Mitchell County 987 1,160 1,222 1,363 1,385
Montague County 1,116 1,311 1,381 1,540 1,565
Montgomery County 1,563 1,836 1,935 2,158 2,192
Moore County 1,067 1,253 1,320 1,472 1,496
Morris County 991 1,163 1,226 1,367 1,389
Motley County 926 1,088 1,146 1,278 1,298
Nacogdoches County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Navarro County 1,144 1,344 1,416 1,579 1,604
Newton County 1,047 1,230 1,296 1,445 1,468
Nolan County 998 1,172 1,235 1,377 1,399
Nueces County 1,364 1,602 1,688 1,882 1,913
Ochiltree County 1,041 1,223 1,288 1,437 1,460
Oldham County 1,168 1,372 1,446 1,612 1,638
Orange County 1,152 1,353 1,426 1,590 1,616
Palo Pinto County 1,212 1,424 1,500 1,673 1,700
Panola County 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
Parker County 1,486 1,745 1,839 2,050 2,084
Parmer County 1,186 1,393 1,468 1,637 1,663
Pecos County 1,077 1,265 1,333 1,486 1,510
Polk County 1,085 1,275 1,343 1,497 1,522
Potter County 1,064 1,250 1,317 1,468 1,492
Presidio County 1,027 1,206 1,271 1,417 1,440
Rains County 1,168 1,372 1,446 1,612 1,638
Randall County 1,328 1,560 1,644 1,833 1,863
Reagan County 1,109 1,303 1,373 1,531 1,556
Real County 905 1,063 1,120 1,249 1,269
Red River County 1,022 1,200 1,265 1,410 1,433
Reeves County 1,066 1,252 1,319 1,471 1,494
Refugio County 1,033 1,213 1,278 1,425 1,448
Roberts County 1,102 1,294 1,364 1,521 1,545
Robertson County 1,127 1,323 1,394 1,555 1,580
Rockwall County 1,769 2,077 2,189 2,441 2,480
Runnels County 1,032 1,212 1,277 1,424 1,447
Rusk County 1,067 1,254 1,321 1,473 1,497
Sabine County 1,044 1,226 1,292 1,441 1,464
San Augustine County 1,082 1,271 1,339 1,493 1,517
San Jacinto County 1,163 1,366 1,439 1,604 1,630
San Patricio County 1,281 1,504 1,585 1,767 1,796
San Saba County 995 1,168 1,231 1,373 1,395
Schleicher County 1,093 1,284 1,353 1,509 1,533
Scurry County 1,150 1,350 1,423 1,587 1,612
Shackelford County 1,126 1,323 1,394 1,554 1,579
Shelby County 999 1,173 1,236 1,378 1,400
Sherman County 1,144 1,344 1,416 1,579 1,604
Smith County 1,251 1,469 1,548 1,726 1,754
Somervell County 1,360 1,597 1,683 1,877 1,907
Starr County 1,030 1,210 1,275 1,422 1,445
Stephens County 1,018 1,196 1,260 1,405 1,428
Sterling County 973 1,143 1,204 1,342 1,364
Stonewall County 894 1,051 1,107 1,234 1,254
Sutton County 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Swisher County 1,026 1,205 1,270 1,416 1,439
Tarrant County 1,488 1,747 1,841 2,053 2,086
Taylor County 1,143 1,342 1,414 1,577 1,602
Terrell County 920 1,081 1,139 1,270 1,290
Terry County 1,065 1,251 1,318 1,470 1,493
Throckmorton County 946 1,110 1,170 1,305 1,326
Titus County 1,079 1,267 1,335 1,489 1,513
Tom Green County 1,131 1,329 1,400 1,561 1,586
Travis County 1,676 1,968 2,074 2,313 2,350
Trinity County 1,051 1,235 1,301 1,451 1,474
Tyler County 949 1,115 1,175 1,310 1,331
Upshur County 1,070 1,256 1,324 1,476 1,500
Upton County 900 1,057 1,114 1,242 1,262
Uvalde County 998 1,172 1,235 1,377 1,399
Val Verde County 1,130 1,328 1,399 1,560 1,585
Van Zandt County 1,130 1,327 1,398 1,559 1,584
Victoria County 1,223 1,437 1,514 1,688 1,715
Walker County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Waller County 1,411 1,657 1,746 1,947 1,978
Ward County 1,007 1,182 1,246 1,389 1,412
Washington County 1,332 1,565 1,649 1,839 1,868
Webb County 1,326 1,557 1,641 1,830 1,859
Wharton County 1,198 1,407 1,483 1,654 1,680
Wheeler County 1,054 1,238 1,305 1,455 1,479
Wichita County 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
Wilbarger County 978 1,148 1,210 1,349 1,371
Willacy County 1,021 1,200 1,264 1,409 1,432
Williamson County 1,593 1,870 1,971 2,198 2,233
Wilson County 1,349 1,584 1,669 1,861 1,891
Winkler County 986 1,158 1,220 1,360 1,382
Wise County 1,309 1,537 1,620 1,806 1,835
Wood County 1,134 1,331 1,403 1,564 1,590
Yoakum County 936 1,100 1,159 1,292 1,313
Young County 1,065 1,251 1,318 1,470 1,493
Zapata County 978 1,148 1,210 1,349 1,371
Zavala County 924 1,085 1,143 1,274 1,295

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