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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 27, 2017 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

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Andrews County

1,267

1,488

1,568

1,748

1,777

Angelina County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Aransas County

1,309

1,537

1,620

1,806

1,835

Archer County

1,236

1,452

1,530

1,706

1,733

Armstrong County

1,101

1,293

1,363

1,520

1,544

Atascosa County

1,189

1,396

1,471

1,640

1,667

Austin County

1,533

1,800

1,897

2,115

2,149

Bailey County

909

1,068

1,125

1,254

1,275

Bandera County

1,277

1,500

1,581

1,763

1,791

Bastrop County

1,333

1,566

1,650

1,840

1,869

Baylor County

1,265

1,486

1,566

1,746

1,774

Bee County

1,061

1,246

1,313

1,464

1,488

Bell County

1,286

1,511

1,592

1,775

1,804

Bexar County

1,344

1,578

1,663

1,854

1,884

Blanco County

1,381

1,622

1,709

1,906

1,936

Borden County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Bosque County

1,079

1,268

1,336

1,490

1,514

Bowie County

1,189

1,396

1,471

1,640

1,667

Brazoria County

1,604

1,884

1,985

2,213

2,249

Brazos County

1,446

1,699

1,790

1,996

2,028

Brewster County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Briscoe County

945

1,110

1,170

1,305

1,326

Brooks County

1,053

1,237

1,303

1,453

1,476

Brown County

1,128

1,325

1,396

1,557

1,582

Burleson County

1,131

1,329

1,400

1,561

1,586

Burnet County

1,353

1,590

1,675

1,868

1,898

Caldwell County

1,281

1,504

1,585

1,767

1,796

Calhoun County

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Callahan County

1,042

1,223

1,289

1,437

1,460

Cameron County

1,142

1,341

1,413

1,575

1,601

Camp County

1,132

1,330

1,401

1,562

1,587

Carson County

1,273

1,495

1,575

1,756

1,784

Cass County

1,020

1,198

1,262

1,407

1,430

Castro County

962

1,130

1,191

1,328

1,349

Chambers County

1,522

1,788

1,884

2,101

2,135

Cherokee County

1,120

1,315

1,386

1,545

1,570

Childress County

1,066

1,252

1,319

1,471

1,494

Clay County

1,144

1,344

1,416

1,579

1,604

Cochran County

861

1,012

1,066

1,189

1,208

Coke County

1,135

1,333

1,405

1,567

1,592

Coleman County

957

1,124

1,184

1,320

1,341

Collin County

1,822

2,140

2,255

2,514

2,555

Collingsworth County

1,043

1,225

1,291

1,439

1,463

Colorado County

1,256

1,476

1,555

1,734

1,762

Comal County

1,568

1,841

1,940

2,163

2,198

Comanche County

1,079

1,267

1,335

1,489

1,513

Concho County

958

1,126

1,186

1,322

1,344

Cooke County

1,281

1,505

1,586

1,768

1,797

Coryell County

1,187

1,394

1,469

1,638

1,664

Cottle County

888

1,043

1,099

1,225

1,245

Crane County

938

1,102

1,161

1,295

1,315

Crockett County

1,041

1,222

1,288

1,436

1,459

Crosby County

946

1,111

1,171

1,306

1,327

Culberson County

1,021

1,199

1,263

1,408

1,431

Dallam County

1,143

1,343

1,415

1,578

1,603

Dallas County

1,461

1,716

1,808

2,016

2,048

Dawson County

1,021

1,200

1,264

1,409

1,432

Deaf Smith County

1,105

1,297

1,367

1,524

1,549

Delta County

1,041

1,222

1,288

1,436

1,459

Denton County

1,723

2,024

2,133

2,378

2,417

DeWitt County

1,103

1,295

1,365

1,522

1,547

Dickens County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Dimmit County

974

1,144

1,205

1,344

1,365

Donley County

1,025

1,204

1,269

1,415

1,438

Duval County

1,046

1,228

1,294

1,443

1,466

Eastland County

1,056

1,240

1,307

1,457

1,481

Ector County

1,240

1,457

1,535

1,712

1,739

Edwards County

962

1,129

1,190

1,327

1,348

El Paso County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Ellis County

1,466

1,721

1,814

2,023

2,055

Erath County

1,239

1,455

1,533

1,709

1,737

Falls County

1,046

1,228

1,294

1,443

1,466

Fannin County

1,213

1,424

1,501

1,674

1,701

Fayette County

1,102

1,294

1,364

1,521

1,545

Fisher County

937

1,101

1,160

1,293

1,314

Floyd County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Foard County

991

1,164

1,227

1,368

1,390

Fort Bend County

1,790

2,102

2,215

2,470

2,510

Franklin County

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

Freestone County

1,177

1,383

1,457

1,625

1,651

Frio County

1,113

1,307

1,377

1,535

1,560

Gaines County

1,035

1,216

1,281

1,428

1,451

Galveston County

1,622

1,905

2,007

2,238

2,274

Garza County

1,049

1,232

1,298

1,447

1,471

Gillespie County

1,455

1,709

1,801

2,008

2,041

Glasscock County

1,184

1,390

1,465

1,633

1,660

Goliad County

1,182

1,388

1,463

1,631

1,658

Gonzales County

1,113

1,307

1,377

1,535

1,560

Gray County

1,150

1,350

1,423

1,587

1,612

Grayson County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Gregg County

1,240

1,457

1,535

1,712

1,739

Grimes County

1,135

1,333

1,405

1,567

1,592

Guadalupe County

1,445

1,697

1,788

1,994

2,026

Hale County

1,014

1,191

1,255

1,399

1,422

Hall County

1,025

1,203

1,268

1,414

1,437

Hamilton County

1,143

1,342

1,414

1,577

1,602

Hansford County

1,135

1,333

1,405

1,567

1,592

Hardeman County

979

1,150

1,212

1,351

1,373

Hardin County

1,248

1,466

1,545

1,723

1,750

Harris County

1,494

1,755

1,849

2,062

2,095

Harrison County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Hartley County

1,261

1,481

1,561

1,741

1,769

Haskell County

995

1,169

1,232

1,374

1,396

Hays County

1,557

1,829

1,927

2,149

2,183

Hemphill County

1,236

1,452

1,530

1,706

1,733

Henderson County

1,170

1,374

1,448

1,615

1,641

Hidalgo County

1,147

1,348

1,420

1,583

1,609

Hill County

1,210

1,421

1,497

1,669

1,696

Hockley County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Hood County

1,370

1,610

1,696

1,891

1,922

Hopkins County

1,149

1,349

1,422

1,586

1,611

Houston County

1,061

1,246

1,313

1,464

1,488

Howard County

1,088

1,278

1,347

1,502

1,526

Hudspeth County

956

1,123

1,183

1,319

1,340

Hunt County

1,258

1,478

1,557

1,736

1,764

Hutchinson County

1,032

1,212

1,277

1,424

1,447

Irion County

1,373

1,612

1,699

1,894

1,925

Jack County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584

Jackson County

1,133

1,330

1,402

1,563

1,588

Jasper County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Jeff Davis County

1,118

1,313

1,384

1,543

1,568

Jefferson County

1,262

1,482

1,562

1,742

1,770

Jim Hogg County

1,131

1,329

1,400

1,561

1,586

Jim Wells County

1,219

1,432

1,509

1,683

1,710

Johnson County

1,323

1,554

1,637

1,825

1,855

Jones County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Karnes County

995

1,169

1,232

1,374

1,396

Kaufman County

1,486

1,745

1,839

2,050

2,084

Kendall County

1,867

2,193

2,311

2,577

2,618

Kenedy County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Kent County

903

1,060

1,117

1,245

1,266

Kerr County

1,295

1,521

1,603

1,787

1,816

Kimble County

983

1,154

1,216

1,356

1,378

King County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Kinney County

1,083

1,272

1,340

1,494

1,518

Kleberg County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

Knox County

921

1,082

1,140

1,271

1,292

La Salle County

1,153

1,354

1,427

1,591

1,617

Lamar County

1,067

1,253

1,320

1,472

1,496

Lamb County

1,010

1,186

1,250

1,394

1,416

Lampasas County

1,344

1,578

1,663

1,854

1,884

Lavaca County

1,081

1,270

1,338

1,492

1,516

Lee County

1,271

1,493

1,573

1,754

1,782

Leon County

1,154

1,355

1,428

1,592

1,618

Liberty County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Limestone County

1,057

1,241

1,308

1,458

1,482

Lipscomb County

1,096

1,288

1,357

1,513

1,537

Live Oak County

1,102

1,294

1,364

1,521

1,545

Llano County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Loving County

1,320

1,551

1,634

1,822

1,851

Lubbock County

1,258

1,478

1,557

1,736

1,764

Lynn County

1,162

1,365

1,438

1,603

1,629

Madison County

1,226

1,440

1,517

1,691

1,719

Marion County

1,116

1,311

1,381

1,540

1,565

Martin County

1,184

1,390

1,465

1,633

1,660

Mason County

1,286

1,511

1,592

1,775

1,804

Matagorda County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Maverick County

1,122

1,318

1,389

1,549

1,574

McCulloch County

1,114

1,309

1,379

1,538

1,562

McLennan County

1,283

1,507

1,588

1,771

1,799

McMullen County

1,186

1,393

1,468

1,637

1,663

Medina County

1,256

1,475

1,554

1,733

1,761

Menard County

885

1,039

1,095

1,221

1,241

Midland County

1,462

1,718

1,810

2,018

2,051

Milam County

1,105

1,297

1,367

1,524

1,549

Mills County

1,189

1,396

1,471

1,640

1,667

Mitchell County

1,024

1,202

1,267

1,413

1,436

Montague County

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

Montgomery County

1,593

1,871

1,972

2,199

2,234

Moore County

1,151

1,351

1,424

1,588

1,613

Morris County

1,008

1,183

1,247

1,390

1,413

Motley County

960

1,127

1,188

1,325

1,346

Nacogdoches County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Navarro County

1,155

1,357

1,430

1,594

1,620

Newton County

1,108

1,301

1,371

1,529

1,553

Nolan County

1,040

1,221

1,287

1,435

1,458

Nueces County

1,370

1,609

1,695

1,890

1,920

Ochiltree County

1,075

1,262

1,330

1,483

1,507

Oldham County

1,144

1,344

1,416

1,579

1,604

Orange County

1,256

1,475

1,554

1,733

1,761

Palo Pinto County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

Panola County

1,168

1,371

1,445

1,611

1,637

Parker County

1,533

1,800

1,897

2,115

2,149

Parmer County

1,188

1,395

1,470

1,639

1,666

Pecos County

1,085

1,275

1,343

1,497

1,522

Polk County

1,176

1,382

1,456

1,623

1,650

Potter County

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

Presidio County

963

1,131

1,192

1,329

1,351

Rains County

1,241

1,458

1,536

1,713

1,740

Randall County

1,366

1,605

1,691

1,885

1,916

Reagan County

1,332

1,565

1,649

1,839

1,868

Real County

983

1,155

1,217

1,357

1,379

Red River County

1,038

1,219

1,285

1,433

1,456

Reeves County

882

1,035

1,091

1,216

1,236

Refugio County

1,081

1,270

1,338

1,492

1,516

Roberts County

1,198

1,407

1,483

1,654

1,680

Robertson County

1,085

1,275

1,343

1,497

1,522

Rockwall County

1,689

1,983

2,090

2,330

2,368

Runnels County

1,022

1,200

1,265

1,410

1,433

Rusk County

1,089

1,279

1,348

1,503

1,527

Sabine County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

San Augustine County

948

1,113

1,173

1,308

1,329

San Jacinto County

1,244

1,461

1,540

1,717

1,745

San Patricio County

1,315

1,545

1,628

1,815

1,845

San Saba County

1,171

1,375

1,449

1,616

1,642

Schleicher County

987

1,160

1,222

1,363

1,385

Scurry County

1,088

1,277

1,346

1,501

1,525

Shackelford County

1,183

1,389

1,464

1,632

1,659

Shelby County

1,038

1,219

1,285

1,433

1,456

Sherman County

1,254

1,473

1,552

1,730

1,758

Smith County

1,286

1,510

1,591

1,774

1,803

Somervell County

1,275

1,498

1,578

1,759

1,788

Starr County

1,033

1,213

1,278

1,425

1,448

Stephens County

1,047

1,230

1,296

1,445

1,468

Sterling County

1,061

1,246

1,313

1,464

1,488

Stonewall County

908

1,067

1,124

1,253

1,273

Sutton County

1,264

1,484

1,564

1,744

1,772

Swisher County

1,032

1,212

1,277

1,424

1,447

Tarrant County

1,481

1,740

1,833

2,044

2,077

Taylor County

1,183

1,389

1,464

1,632

1,659

Terrell County

859

1,009

1,063

1,185

1,204

Terry County

1,086

1,275

1,344

1,499

1,523

Throckmorton County

988

1,161

1,223

1,364

1,386

Titus County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Tom Green County

1,190

1,398

1,473

1,642

1,669

Travis County

1,702

1,999

2,106

2,348

2,386

Trinity County

1,081

1,270

1,338

1,492

1,516

Tyler County

1,076

1,264

1,332

1,485

1,509

Upshur County

1,109

1,302

1,372

1,530

1,554

Upton County

1,023

1,201

1,266

1,412

1,434

Uvalde County

1,060

1,245

1,312

1,463

1,486

Val Verde County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Van Zandt County

1,178

1,384

1,458

1,626

1,652

Victoria County

1,255

1,474

1,553

1,732

1,760

Walker County

1,311

1,540

1,623

1,810

1,839

Waller County

1,405

1,650

1,739

1,939

1,970

Ward County

1,047

1,230

1,296

1,445

1,468

Washington County

1,328

1,560

1,644

1,833

1,863

Webb County

1,314

1,543

1,626

1,813

1,842

Wharton County

1,241

1,458

1,536

1,713

1,740

Wheeler County

1,126

1,323

1,394

1,554

1,579

Wichita County

1,173

1,378

1,452

1,619

1,645

Wilbarger County

1,046

1,228

1,294

1,443

1,466

Willacy County

1,002

1,177

1,240

1,383

1,405

Williamson County

1,596

1,874

1,975

2,202

2,238

Wilson County

1,485

1,744

1,838

2,049

2,082

Winkler County

975

1,145

1,207

1,346

1,368

Wise County

1,361

1,598

1,684

1,878

1,908

Wood County

1,177

1,383

1,457

1,625

1,651

Yoakum County

1,141

1,340

1,412

1,574

1,600

Young County

1,121

1,316

1,387

1,547

1,571

Zapata County

1,168

1,371

1,445

1,611

1,637

Zavala County

953

1,119

1,179

1,315

1,336


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