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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 28, 2016 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 1,074 1,261 1,329 1,482 1,506
Andrews County 1,155 1,356 1,429 1,593 1,619
Angelina County 1,075 1,262 1,330 1,483 1,507
Aransas County 1,294 1,520 1,602 1,786 1,815
Archer County 1,164 1,367 1,440 1,606 1,632
Armstrong County 1,076 1,264 1,332 1,485 1,509
Atascosa County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Austin County 1,470 1,726 1,819 2,028 2,061
Bailey County 1,009 1,185 1,249 1,393 1,415
Bandera County 1,250 1,468 1,547 1,725 1,753
Bastrop County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Baylor County 1,134 1,332 1,404 1,565 1,591
Bee County 1,046 1,229 1,295 1,444 1,467
Bell County 1,262 1,482 1,562 1,742 1,770
Bexar County 1,307 1,535 1,617 1,803 1,832
Blanco County 1,227 1,441 1,518 1,693 1,720
Borden County 1,206 1,417 1,493 1,665 1,692
Bosque County 1,039 1,220 1,286 1,434 1,457
Bowie County 1,136 1,334 1,406 1,568 1,593
Brazoria County 1,574 1,849 1,948 2,172 2,207
Brazos County 1,386 1,628 1,715 1,912 1,943
Brewster County 1,189 1,396 1,471 1,640 1,667
Briscoe County 903 1,060 1,117 1,245 1,266
Brooks County 984 1,156 1,218 1,358 1,380
Brown County 1,098 1,290 1,359 1,515 1,540
Burleson County 1,088 1,277 1,346 1,501 1,525
Burnet County 1,279 1,502 1,583 1,765 1,794
Caldwell County 1,231 1,446 1,524 1,699 1,727
Calhoun County 1,215 1,427 1,504 1,677 1,704
Callahan County 1,011 1,187 1,251 1,395 1,417
Cameron County 1,103 1,295 1,365 1,522 1,547
Camp County 1,118 1,313 1,384 1,543 1,568
Carson County 1,158 1,360 1,433 1,598 1,624
Cass County 956 1,123 1,183 1,319 1,340
Castro County 943 1,107 1,167 1,301 1,322
Chambers County 1,483 1,741 1,835 2,046 2,079
Cherokee County 1,079 1,268 1,336 1,490 1,514
Childress County 911 1,070 1,127 1,257 1,277
Clay County 1,125 1,321 1,392 1,552 1,577
Cochran County 802 942 993 1,107 1,125
Coke County 1,093 1,284 1,353 1,509 1,533
Coleman County 927 1,089 1,147 1,279 1,300
Collin County 1,765 2,074 2,185 2,436 2,476
Collingsworth County 1,052 1,236 1,302 1,452 1,475
Colorado County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Comal County 1,540 1,809 1,906 2,125 2,159
Comanche County 1,004 1,179 1,242 1,385 1,407
Concho County 936 1,100 1,159 1,292 1,313
Cooke County 1,230 1,444 1,522 1,697 1,724
Coryell County 1,132 1,330 1,401 1,562 1,587
Cottle County 835 980 1,033 1,152 1,170
Crane County 903 1,061 1,118 1,247 1,267
Crockett County 1,027 1,206 1,271 1,417 1,440
Crosby County 940 1,104 1,163 1,297 1,318
Culberson County 934 1,097 1,156 1,289 1,310
Dallam County 1,105 1,297 1,367 1,524 1,549
Dallas County 1,421 1,669 1,759 1,961 1,993
Dawson County 992 1,165 1,228 1,369 1,391
Deaf Smith County 1,103 1,295 1,365 1,522 1,547
Delta County 1,061 1,246 1,313 1,464 1,488
Denton County 1,676 1,968 2,074 2,313 2,350
DeWitt County 1,049 1,232 1,298 1,447 1,471
Dickens County 983 1,155 1,217 1,357 1,379
Dimmit County 984 1,156 1,218 1,358 1,380
Donley County 990 1,163 1,225 1,366 1,388
Duval County 1,076 1,264 1,332 1,485 1,509
Eastland County 948 1,113 1,173 1,308 1,329
Ector County 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Edwards County 1,068 1,255 1,322 1,474 1,498
El Paso County 1,150 1,350 1,423 1,587 1,612
Ellis County 1,412 1,658 1,747 1,948 1,979
Erath County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,690
Falls County 1,014 1,191 1,255 1,399 1,422
Fannin County 1,168 1,372 1,446 1,612 1,638
Fayette County 1,087 1,276 1,345 1,500 1,524
Fisher County 906 1,064 1,121 1,250 1,270
Floyd County 985 1,157 1,219 1,359 1,381
Foard County 919 1,079 1,137 1,268 1,288
Fort Bend County 1,734 2,037 2,146 2,393 2,431
Franklin County 1,129 1,326 1,397 1,558 1,583
Freestone County 1,102 1,294 1,364 1,521 1,545
Frio County 1,074 1,261 1,329 1,482 1,506
Gaines County 957 1,124 1,184 1,320 1,341
Galveston County 1,581 1,857 1,957 2,182 2,217
Garza County 962 1,129 1,190 1,327 1,348
Gillespie County 1,426 1,675 1,765 1,968 2,000
Glasscock County 1,155 1,357 1,430 1,594 1,620
Goliad County 1,085 1,275 1,343 1,497 1,522
Gonzales County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Gray County 1,088 1,278 1,347 1,502 1,526
Grayson County 1,216 1,428 1,505 1,678 1,705
Gregg County 1,218 1,430 1,507 1,680 1,707
Grimes County 1,114 1,309 1,379 1,538 1,562
Guadalupe County 1,388 1,630 1,718 1,916 1,946
Hale County 1,006 1,182 1,245 1,388 1,411
Hall County 981 1,152 1,214 1,354 1,375
Hamilton County 1,123 1,319 1,390 1,550 1,575
Hansford County 1,022 1,200 1,265 1,410 1,433
Hardeman County 925 1,087 1,145 1,277 1,297
Hardin County 1,222 1,435 1,512 1,686 1,713
Harris County 1,457 1,711 1,803 2,010 2,043
Harrison County 1,179 1,385 1,459 1,627 1,653
Hartley County 1,220 1,433 1,510 1,684 1,711
Haskell County 951 1,117 1,177 1,312 1,334
Hays County 1,515 1,779 1,875 2,091 2,124
Hemphill County 1,173 1,378 1,452 1,619 1,645
Henderson County 1,134 1,331 1,403 1,564 1,590
Hidalgo County 1,112 1,306 1,376 1,534 1,559
Hill County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
Hockley County 1,075 1,263 1,331 1,484 1,508
Hood County 1,352 1,588 1,673 1,865 1,896
Hopkins County 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Houston County 1,008 1,184 1,248 1,392 1,414
Howard County 1,037 1,219 1,284 1,432 1,455
Hudspeth County 928 1,089 1,148 1,280 1,301
Hunt County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,690
Hutchinson County 961 1,128 1,189 1,326 1,347
Irion County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Jack County 1,134 1,331 1,403 1,564 1,590
Jackson County 1,083 1,272 1,340 1,494 1,518
Jasper County 1,051 1,235 1,301 1,451 1,474
Jeff Davis County 1,022 1,200 1,265 1,410 1,433
Jefferson County 1,221 1,434 1,511 1,685 1,712
Jim Hogg County 1,020 1,198 1,262 1,407 1,430
Jim Wells County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Johnson County 1,273 1,495 1,575 1,756 1,784
Jones County 1,037 1,218 1,283 1,431 1,454
Karnes County 1,008 1,183 1,247 1,390 1,413
Kaufman County 1,433 1,684 1,774 1,978 2,010
Kendall County 1,830 2,149 2,265 2,525 2,566
Kenedy County 1,048 1,231 1,297 1,446 1,470
Kent County 877 1,030 1,085 1,210 1,229
Kerr County 1,276 1,498 1,579 1,761 1,789
Kimble County 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
King County 1,094 1,285 1,354 1,510 1,534
Kinney County 995 1,169 1,232 1,374 1,396
Kleberg County 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Knox County 894 1,050 1,106 1,233 1,253
La Salle County 1,073 1,260 1,328 1,481 1,505
Lamar County 1,033 1,214 1,279 1,426 1,449
Lamb County 977 1,147 1,209 1,348 1,370
Lampasas County 1,303 1,531 1,613 1,798 1,828
Lavaca County 1,025 1,203 1,268 1,414 1,437
Lee County 1,273 1,496 1,576 1,757 1,786
Leon County 1,120 1,315 1,386 1,545 1,570
Liberty County 1,193 1,402 1,477 1,647 1,673
Limestone County 1,037 1,218 1,283 1,431 1,454
Lipscomb County 1,028 1,207 1,272 1,418 1,441
Live Oak County 1,075 1,263 1,331 1,484 1,508
Llano County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Loving County 1,467 1,722 1,815 2,024 2,056
Lubbock County 1,214 1,426 1,503 1,676 1,703
Lynn County 1,066 1,252 1,319 1,471 1,494
Madison County 1,194 1,403 1,478 1,648 1,675
Marion County 1,072 1,259 1,327 1,480 1,503
Martin County 1,025 1,204 1,269 1,415 1,438
Mason County 1,154 1,355 1,428 1,592 1,618
Matagorda County 1,170 1,374 1,448 1,615 1,641
Maverick County 1,079 1,267 1,335 1,489 1,513
McCulloch County 1,067 1,254 1,321 1,473 1,497
McLennan County 1,244 1,461 1,540 1,717 1,745
McMullen County 914 1,073 1,131 1,261 1,281
Medina County 1,217 1,429 1,506 1,679 1,706
Menard County 844 992 1,045 1,165 1,184
Midland County 1,379 1,620 1,707 1,903 1,934
Milam County 1,105 1,298 1,368 1,525 1,550
Mills County 1,108 1,301 1,371 1,529 1,553
Mitchell County 939 1,103 1,162 1,296 1,317
Montague County 1,079 1,268 1,336 1,490 1,514
Montgomery County 1,544 1,814 1,911 2,131 2,165
Moore County 1,081 1,270 1,338 1,492 1,516
Morris County 970 1,140 1,201 1,339 1,361
Motley County 905 1,063 1,120 1,249 1,269
Nacogdoches County 1,161 1,364 1,437 1,602 1,628
Navarro County 1,131 1,329 1,400 1,561 1,586
Newton County 1,054 1,237 1,304 1,454 1,477
Nolan County 1,004 1,179 1,242 1,385 1,407
Nueces County 1,341 1,575 1,660 1,851 1,881
Ochiltree County 999 1,174 1,237 1,379 1,402
Oldham County 1,147 1,348 1,420 1,583 1,609
Orange County 1,194 1,403 1,478 1,648 1,675
Palo Pinto County 1,189 1,396 1,471 1,640 1,667
Panola County 1,113 1,308 1,378 1,536 1,561
Parker County 1,477 1,735 1,828 2,038 2,071
Parmer County 1,149 1,349 1,422 1,586 1,611
Pecos County 1,078 1,266 1,334 1,487 1,511
Polk County 1,122 1,318 1,389 1,549 1,574
Potter County 1,060 1,245 1,312 1,463 1,486
Presidio County 941 1,105 1,164 1,298 1,319
Rains County 1,204 1,414 1,490 1,661 1,688
Randall County 1,332 1,564 1,648 1,838 1,867
Reagan County 1,060 1,245 1,312 1,463 1,486
Real County 919 1,079 1,137 1,268 1,288
Red River County 1,002 1,177 1,240 1,383 1,405
Reeves County 960 1,127 1,188 1,325 1,346
Refugio County 1,058 1,242 1,309 1,460 1,483
Roberts County 1,160 1,363 1,436 1,601 1,627
Robertson County 1,050 1,233 1,299 1,448 1,472
Rockwall County 1,637 1,923 2,026 2,259 2,295
Runnels County 975 1,145 1,207 1,346 1,368
Rusk County 1,065 1,251 1,318 1,470 1,493
Sabine County 1,027 1,206 1,271 1,417 1,440
San Augustine County 974 1,144 1,206 1,345 1,366
San Jacinto County 1,201 1,410 1,486 1,657 1,684
San Patricio County 1,268 1,489 1,569 1,749 1,778
San Saba County 1,012 1,189 1,253 1,397 1,420
Schleicher County 984 1,156 1,218 1,358 1,380
Scurry County 1,075 1,262 1,330 1,483 1,507
Shackelford County 1,164 1,367 1,440 1,606 1,632
Shelby County 991 1,163 1,226 1,367 1,389
Sherman County 1,091 1,281 1,350 1,505 1,530
Smith County 1,255 1,474 1,553 1,732 1,760
Somervell County 1,333 1,566 1,650 1,840 1,869
Starr County 1,015 1,192 1,256 1,400 1,423
Stephens County 999 1,173 1,236 1,378 1,400
Sterling County 999 1,174 1,237 1,379 1,402
Stonewall County 861 1,011 1,065 1,187 1,207
Sutton County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Swisher County 993 1,166 1,229 1,370 1,392
Tarrant County 1,444 1,696 1,787 1,993 2,025
Taylor County 1,140 1,339 1,411 1,573 1,599
Terrell County 842 989 1,042 1,162 1,181
Terry County 1,046 1,228 1,294 1,443 1,466
Throckmorton County 959 1,126 1,187 1,324 1,345
Titus County 1,073 1,260 1,328 1,481 1,505
Tom Green County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Travis County 1,664 1,954 2,059 2,296 2,333
Trinity County 1,042 1,224 1,290 1,438 1,462
Tyler County 990 1,163 1,225 1,366 1,388
Upshur County 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
Upton County 974 1,144 1,205 1,344 1,365
Uvalde County 1,029 1,208 1,273 1,419 1,442
Val Verde County 1,151 1,351 1,424 1,588 1,613
Van Zandt County 1,112 1,306 1,376 1,534 1,559
Victoria County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Walker County 1,222 1,435 1,512 1,686 1,713
Waller County 1,406 1,651 1,740 1,940 1,971
Ward County 979 1,150 1,212 1,351 1,373
Washington County 1,218 1,431 1,508 1,681 1,709
Webb County 1,295 1,521 1,603 1,787 1,816
Wharton County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,690
Wheeler County 1,057 1,241 1,308 1,458 1,482
Wichita County 1,148 1,349 1,421 1,584 1,610
Wilbarger County 992 1,165 1,228 1,369 1,391
Willacy County 983 1,155 1,217 1,357 1,379
Williamson County 1,564 1,837 1,936 2,159 2,193
Wilson County 1,409 1,655 1,744 1,945 1,976
Winkler County 972 1,142 1,203 1,341 1,363
Wise County 1,319 1,550 1,633 1,821 1,850
Wood County 1,134 1,331 1,403 1,564 1,590
Yoakum County 1,061 1,246 1,313 1,464 1,488
Young County 1,110 1,304 1,374 1,532 1,557
Zapata County 966 1,134 1,195 1,332 1,354
Zavala County 915 1,074 1,132 1,262 1,283

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