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, 2020 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 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2020 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5
Anderson County 1,177 1,383 1,457 1,625 1,651
Andrews County 1,446 1,699 1,790 1,996 2,028
Angelina County 1,290 1,515 1,596 1,780 1,808
Aransas County 1,471 1,728 1,821 2,030 2,063
Archer County 1,437 1,688 1,779 1,984 2,016
Armstrong County 1,286 1,510 1,591 1,774 1,803
Atascosa County 1,287 1,512 1,593 1,776 1,805
Austin County 1,524 1,790 1,886 2,103 2,137
Bailey County 939 1,103 1,162 1,296 1,317
Bandera County 1,430 1,680 1,770 1,974 2,005
Bastrop County 1,453 1,706 1,798 2,005 2,037
Baylor County 1,384 1,626 1,713 1,910 1,941
Bee County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Bell County 1,377 1,617 1,704 1,900 1,931
Bexar County 1,464 1,720 1,812 2,020 2,053
Blanco County 1,586 1,863 1,963 2,189 2,224
Borden County 1,050 1,234 1,300 1,450 1,473
Bosque County 1,176 1,381 1,455 1,622 1,649
Bowie County 1,285 1,509 1,590 1,773 1,801
Brazoria County 1,744 2,049 2,159 2,407 2,446
Brazos County 1,562 1,834 1,933 2,155 2,190
Brewster County 1,450 1,703 1,794 2,000 2,033
Briscoe County 987 1,160 1,222 1,363 1,385
Brooks County 1,313 1,542 1,625 1,812 1,841
Brown County 1,244 1,461 1,539 1,716 1,744
Burleson County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Burnet County 1,509 1,773 1,868 2,083 2,116
Caldwell County 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
Calhoun County 1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874
Callahan County 1,188 1,395 1,470 1,639 1,666
Cameron County 1,206 1,416 1,492 1,664 1,690
Camp County 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Carson County 1,259 1,479 1,558 1,737 1,765
Cass County 1,132 1,330 1,401 1,562 1,587
Castro County 987 1,160 1,222 1,363 1,385
Chambers County 1,736 2,038 2,148 2,395 2,434
Cherokee County 1,229 1,443 1,521 1,696 1,723
Childress County 1,233 1,448 1,526 1,701 1,729
Clay County 1,253 1,472 1,551 1,729 1,757
Cochran County 993 1,166 1,229 1,370 1,392
Coke County 1,185 1,392 1,467 1,636 1,662
Coleman County 1,146 1,346 1,418 1,581 1,607
Collin County 2,039 2,394 2,523 2,813 2,859
Collingsworth County 1,017 1,195 1,259 1,404 1,426
Colorado County 1,239 1,455 1,533 1,709 1,737
Comal County 1,728 2,030 2,139 2,385 2,423
Comanche County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Concho County 1,163 1,366 1,439 1,604 1,630
Cooke County 1,408 1,653 1,742 1,942 1,974
Coryell County 1,256 1,476 1,555 1,734 1,762
Cottle County 927 1,089 1,147 1,279 1,300
Crane County 1,082 1,271 1,339 1,493 1,517
Crockett County 1,033 1,213 1,278 1,425 1,448
Crosby County 1,029 1,209 1,274 1,421 1,443
Culberson County 1,240 1,457 1,535 1,712 1,739
Dallam County 1,202 1,412 1,488 1,659 1,686
Dallas County 1,571 1,845 1,944 2,168 2,203
Dawson County 1,209 1,420 1,496 1,668 1,695
Deaf Smith County 1,210 1,422 1,498 1,670 1,697
Delta County 1,142 1,341 1,413 1,575 1,601
Denton County 1,905 2,238 2,358 2,629 2,672
DeWitt County 1,161 1,364 1,437 1,602 1,628
Dickens County 1,159 1,361 1,434 1,599 1,625
Dimmit County 1,286 1,511 1,592 1,775 1,804
Donley County 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Duval County 1,100 1,293 1,362 1,519 1,543
Eastland County 1,034 1,215 1,280 1,427 1,450
Ector County 1,462 1,718 1,810 2,018 2,051
Edwards County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
El Paso County 1,278 1,501 1,582 1,764 1,792
Ellis County 1,634 1,919 2,022 2,255 2,291
Erath County 1,356 1,592 1,678 1,871 1,901
Falls County 1,153 1,354 1,427 1,591 1,617
Fannin County 1,329 1,561 1,645 1,834 1,864
Fayette County 1,299 1,526 1,608 1,793 1,822
Fisher County 1,041 1,222 1,288 1,436 1,459
Floyd County 1,038 1,219 1,285 1,433 1,456
Foard County 999 1,173 1,236 1,378 1,400
Fort Bend County 1,959 2,301 2,425 2,704 2,748
Franklin County 1,277 1,500 1,581 1,763 1,791
Freestone County 1,304 1,532 1,614 1,800 1,829
Frio County 1,172 1,376 1,450 1,617 1,643
Gaines County 1,318 1,548 1,631 1,819 1,848
Galveston County 1,755 2,061 2,172 2,422 2,461
Garza County 1,099 1,291 1,360 1,516 1,541
Gillespie County 1,586 1,863 1,963 2,189 2,224
Glasscock County 1,367 1,606 1,692 1,887 1,917
Goliad County 1,349 1,584 1,669 1,861 1,891
Gonzales County 1,100 1,292 1,361 1,518 1,542
Gray County 1,265 1,486 1,566 1,746 1,774
Grayson County 1,336 1,569 1,653 1,843 1,873
Gregg County 1,320 1,551 1,634 1,822 1,851
Grimes County 1,365 1,603 1,689 1,883 1,914
Guadalupe County 1,575 1,850 1,949 2,173 2,208
Hale County 1,125 1,321 1,392 1,552 1,577
Hall County 1,037 1,219 1,284 1,432 1,455
Hamilton County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Hansford County 1,201 1,411 1,487 1,658 1,685
Hardeman County 1,051 1,235 1,301 1,451 1,474
Hardin County 1,409 1,655 1,744 1,945 1,976
Harris County 1,610 1,891 1,993 2,222 2,258
Harrison County 1,332 1,565 1,649 1,839 1,868
Hartley County 1,469 1,725 1,818 2,027 2,060
Haskell County 959 1,126 1,187 1,324 1,345
Hays County 1,719 2,019 2,128 2,373 2,411
Hemphill County 1,385 1,627 1,714 1,911 1,942
Henderson County 1,244 1,461 1,540 1,717 1,745
Hidalgo County 1,223 1,436 1,513 1,687 1,714
Hill County 1,302 1,529 1,611 1,796 1,825
Hockley County 1,261 1,481 1,561 1,741 1,769
Hood County 1,460 1,715 1,807 2,015 2,047
Hopkins County 1,239 1,455 1,533 1,709 1,737
Houston County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Howard County 1,273 1,496 1,576 1,757 1,786
Hudspeth County 823 967 1,019 1,136 1,155
Hunt County 1,401 1,646 1,734 1,933 1,965
Hutchinson County 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
Irion County 1,472 1,729 1,822 2,032 2,064
Jack County 1,223 1,436 1,513 1,687 1,714
Jackson County 1,203 1,413 1,489 1,660 1,687
Jasper County 1,300 1,527 1,609 1,794 1,823
Jeff Davis County 1,178 1,384 1,458 1,626 1,652
Jefferson County 1,387 1,629 1,717 1,914 1,945
Jim Hogg County 1,096 1,288 1,357 1,513 1,537
Jim Wells County 1,316 1,546 1,629 1,816 1,846
Johnson County 1,423 1,671 1,761 1,964 1,995
Jones County 1,159 1,362 1,435 1,600 1,626
Karnes County 1,166 1,369 1,443 1,609 1,635
Kaufman County 1,578 1,853 1,953 2,178 2,213
Kendall County 2,003 2,353 2,479 2,764 2,809
Kenedy County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Kent County 1,279 1,502 1,583 1,765 1,794
Kerr County 1,341 1,575 1,660 1,851 1,881
Kimble County 1,167 1,370 1,444 1,610 1,636
King County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Kinney County 1,079 1,267 1,335 1,489 1,513
Kleberg County 1,387 1,629 1,717 1,914 1,945
Knox County 918 1,078 1,136 1,267 1,287
La Salle County 1,505 1,768 1,863 2,077 2,111
Lamar County 1,183 1,389 1,464 1,632 1,659
Lamb County 1,075 1,262 1,330 1,483 1,507
Lampasas County 1,431 1,681 1,771 1,975 2,007
Lavaca County 1,264 1,484 1,564 1,744 1,772
Lee County 1,374 1,613 1,700 1,896 1,926
Leon County 1,204 1,414 1,490 1,661 1,688
Liberty County 1,290 1,515 1,596 1,780 1,808
Limestone County 1,148 1,349 1,421 1,584 1,610
Lipscomb County 1,168 1,371 1,445 1,611 1,637
Live Oak County 1,260 1,479 1,559 1,738 1,766
Llano County 1,346 1,581 1,666 1,858 1,888
Loving County 1,207 1,418 1,494 1,666 1,693
Lubbock County 1,420 1,667 1,757 1,959 1,991
Lynn County 1,294 1,519 1,601 1,785 1,814
Madison County 1,280 1,503 1,584 1,766 1,795
Marion County 1,166 1,369 1,443 1,609 1,635
Martin County 1,340 1,573 1,658 1,849 1,879
Mason County 1,288 1,513 1,594 1,777 1,806
Matagorda County 1,288 1,513 1,594 1,777 1,806
Maverick County 1,278 1,501 1,582 1,764 1,792
McCulloch County 1,245 1,462 1,541 1,718 1,746
McLennan County 1,385 1,627 1,714 1,911 1,942
McMullen County 1,319 1,549 1,632 1,820 1,849
Medina County 1,375 1,615 1,702 1,898 1,928
Menard County 915 1,074 1,132 1,262 1,283
Midland County 1,702 1,999 2,106 2,348 2,386
Milam County 1,179 1,385 1,459 1,627 1,653
Mills County 1,080 1,269 1,337 1,491 1,515
Mitchell County 1,162 1,365 1,438 1,603 1,629
Montague County 1,281 1,504 1,585 1,767 1,796
Montgomery County 1,768 2,076 2,188 2,440 2,479
Moore County 1,256 1,475 1,554 1,733 1,761
Morris County 1,109 1,302 1,372 1,530 1,554
Motley County 1,190 1,398 1,473 1,642 1,669
Nacogdoches County 1,289 1,514 1,595 1,778 1,807
Navarro County 1,245 1,462 1,541 1,718 1,746
Newton County 1,209 1,420 1,496 1,668 1,695
Nolan County 1,214 1,425 1,502 1,675 1,702
Nueces County 1,492 1,752 1,846 2,058 2,092
Ochiltree County 1,263 1,483 1,563 1,743 1,771
Oldham County 1,228 1,442 1,520 1,695 1,722
Orange County 1,350 1,586 1,671 1,863 1,893
Palo Pinto County 1,336 1,570 1,654 1,844 1,874
Panola County 1,249 1,467 1,546 1,724 1,752
Parker County 1,686 1,981 2,087 2,327 2,365
Parmer County 1,276 1,498 1,579 1,761 1,789
Pecos County 1,209 1,420 1,496 1,668 1,695
Polk County 1,218 1,430 1,507 1,680 1,707
Potter County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
Presidio County 1,008 1,184 1,248 1,392 1,414
Rains County 1,333 1,566 1,650 1,840 1,869
Randall County 1,475 1,732 1,825 2,035 2,068
Reagan County 1,532 1,799 1,896 2,114 2,148
Real County 1,319 1,549 1,632 1,820 1,849
Red River County 1,124 1,320 1,391 1,551 1,576
Reeves County 1,077 1,265 1,333 1,486 1,510
Refugio County 1,245 1,462 1,541 1,718 1,746
Roberts County 1,377 1,617 1,704 1,900 1,931
Robertson County 1,257 1,477 1,556 1,735 1,763
Rockwall County 1,871 2,197 2,315 2,581 2,623
Runnels County 1,126 1,322 1,393 1,553 1,578
Rusk County 1,271 1,493 1,573 1,754 1,782
Sabine County 1,235 1,451 1,529 1,705 1,732
San Augustine County 1,261 1,481 1,561 1,741 1,769
San Jacinto County 1,226 1,440 1,517 1,691 1,719
San Patricio County 1,458 1,713 1,805 2,013 2,045
San Saba County 1,186 1,393 1,468 1,637 1,663
Schleicher County 1,039 1,220 1,286 1,434 1,457
Scurry County 1,194 1,403 1,478 1,648 1,675
Shackelford County 1,335 1,568 1,652 1,842 1,872
Shelby County 1,107 1,300 1,370 1,528 1,552
Sherman County 1,331 1,563 1,647 1,836 1,866
Smith County 1,386 1,628 1,715 1,912 1,943
Somervell County 1,629 1,913 2,016 2,248 2,284
Starr County 1,099 1,291 1,360 1,516 1,541
Stephens County 1,138 1,336 1,408 1,570 1,595
Sterling County 1,193 1,401 1,476 1,646 1,672
Stonewall County 1,033 1,214 1,279 1,426 1,449
Sutton County 1,319 1,549 1,632 1,820 1,849
Swisher County 1,100 1,292 1,361 1,518 1,542
Tarrant County 1,619 1,902 2,004 2,234 2,271
Taylor County 1,329 1,561 1,645 1,834 1,864
Terrell County 1,139 1,338 1,410 1,572 1,598
Terry County 1,143 1,343 1,415 1,578 1,603
Throckmorton County 1,085 1,275 1,343 1,497 1,522
Titus County 1,180 1,386 1,460 1,628 1,654
Tom Green County 1,342 1,576 1,661 1,852 1,882
Travis County 1,896 2,227 2,347 2,617 2,659
Trinity County 1,213 1,424 1,501 1,674 1,701
Tyler County 1,175 1,380 1,454 1,621 1,647
Upshur County 1,259 1,479 1,558 1,737 1,765
Upton County 1,185 1,391 1,466 1,635 1,661
Uvalde County 1,200 1,409 1,485 1,656 1,683
Val Verde County 1,310 1,538 1,621 1,807 1,837
Van Zandt County 1,291 1,517 1,598 1,782 1,811
Victoria County 1,418 1,665 1,755 1,957 1,988
Walker County 1,453 1,706 1,798 2,005 2,037
Waller County 1,593 1,871 1,972 2,199 2,234
Ward County 1,152 1,353 1,426 1,590 1,616
Washington County 1,402 1,647 1,735 1,935 1,966
Webb County 1,387 1,628 1,716 1,913 1,944
Wharton County 1,333 1,566 1,650 1,840 1,869
Wheeler County 1,065 1,251 1,318 1,470 1,493
Wichita County 1,237 1,453 1,531 1,707 1,735
Wilbarger County 1,172 1,376 1,450 1,617 1,643
Willacy County 1,072 1,259 1,327 1,480 1,503
Williamson County 1,774 2,083 2,195 2,447 2,487
Wilson County 1,627 1,910 2,013 2,244 2,281
Winkler County 1,164 1,368 1,441 1,607 1,633
Wise County 1,503 1,765 1,860 2,074 2,107
Wood County 1,230 1,444 1,522 1,697 1,724
Yoakum County 1,376 1,616 1,703 1,899 1,929
Young County 1,270 1,492 1,572 1,753 1,781
Zapata County 989 1,162 1,224 1,365 1,387
Zavala County 1,075 1,262 1,330 1,483 1,507