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 25, 2019 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 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 1 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 2 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 3 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 4 2019 Published Housing and Utilities for a Family of 5

Anderson County

1,168

1,372

1,446

1,612

1,638

Andrews County

1,403

1,648

1,737

1,937

1,968

Angelina County

1,207

1,418

1,494

1,666

1,693

Aransas County

1,380

1,621

1,708

1,904

1,935

Archer County

1,431

1,681

1,771

1,975

2,007

Armstrong County

1,155

1,356

1,429

1,593

1,619

Atascosa County

1,229

1,443

1,521

1,696

1,723

Austin County

1,549

1,819

1,917

2,137

2,172

Bailey County

926

1,088

1,146

1,278

1,298

Bandera County

1,399

1,643

1,731

1,930

1,961

Bastrop County

1,406

1,651

1,740

1,940

1,971

Baylor County

1,276

1,498

1,579

1,761

1,789

Bee County

1,200

1,409

1,485

1,656

1,683

Bell County

1,331

1,563

1,647

1,836

1,866

Bexar County

1,408

1,654

1,743

1,943

1,975

Blanco County

1,597

1,875

1,976

2,203

2,239

Borden County

1,055

1,239

1,306

1,456

1,480

Bosque County

1,164

1,368

1,441

1,607

1,633

Bowie County

1,235

1,450

1,528

1,704

1,731

Brazoria County

1,682

1,976

2,082

2,321

2,359

Brazos County

1,511

1,775

1,870

2,085

2,119

Brewster County

1,422

1,670

1,760

1,962

1,994

Briscoe County

993

1,166

1,229

1,370

1,392

Brooks County

1,241

1,458

1,536

1,713

1,740

Brown County

1,176

1,382

1,456

1,623

1,650

Burleson County

1,216

1,428

1,505

1,678

1,705

Burnet County

1,448

1,701

1,792

1,998

2,030

Caldwell County

1,340

1,574

1,659

1,850

1,880

Calhoun County

1,303

1,531

1,613

1,798

1,828

Callahan County

1,079

1,268

1,336

1,490

1,514

Cameron County

1,178

1,384

1,458

1,626

1,652

Camp County

1,164

1,367

1,440

1,606

1,632

Carson County

1,265

1,486

1,566

1,746

1,774

Cass County

1,114

1,309

1,379

1,538

1,562

Castro County

933

1,096

1,155

1,288

1,309

Chambers County

1,659

1,948

2,053

2,289

2,326

Cherokee County

1,208

1,419

1,495

1,667

1,694

Childress County

1,143

1,343

1,415

1,578

1,603

Clay County

1,206

1,416

1,492

1,664

1,690

Cochran County

931

1,093

1,152

1,284

1,305

Coke County

1,227

1,441

1,518

1,693

1,720

Coleman County

1,075

1,263

1,331

1,484

1,508

Collin County

1,938

2,276

2,398

2,674

2,717

Collingsworth County

943

1,107

1,167

1,301

1,322

Colorado County

1,248

1,466

1,545

1,723

1,750

Comal County

1,637

1,923

2,026

2,259

2,295

Comanche County

1,110

1,304

1,374

1,532

1,557

Concho County

1,126

1,323

1,394

1,554

1,579

Cooke County

1,389

1,631

1,719

1,917

1,948

Coryell County

1,227

1,441

1,518

1,693

1,720

Cottle County

955

1,122

1,182

1,318

1,339

Crane County

963

1,131

1,192

1,329

1,351

Crockett County

1,147

1,347

1,419

1,582

1,608

Crosby County

980

1,151

1,213

1,352

1,374

Culberson County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Dallam County

1,193

1,401

1,476

1,646

1,672

Dallas County

1,517

1,781

1,877

2,093

2,127

Dawson County

1,110

1,304

1,374

1,532

1,557

Deaf Smith County

1,185

1,391

1,466

1,635

1,661

Delta County

1,092

1,283

1,352

1,507

1,532

Denton County

1,820

2,138

2,253

2,512

2,553

DeWitt County

1,109

1,303

1,373

1,531

1,556

Dickens County

1,127

1,324

1,395

1,555

1,581

Dimmit County

1,027

1,206

1,271

1,417

1,440

Donley County

1,100

1,293

1,362

1,519

1,543

Duval County

1,072

1,259

1,327

1,480

1,503

Eastland County

997

1,171

1,234

1,376

1,398

Ector County

1,391

1,633

1,721

1,919

1,950

Edwards County

1,034

1,215

1,280

1,427

1,450

Ellis County

1,545

1,814

1,912

2,132

2,166

El Paso County

1,244

1,461

1,539

1,716

1,744

Erath County

1,269

1,491

1,571

1,752

1,780

Falls County

1,109

1,302

1,372

1,530

1,554

Fannin County

1,228

1,442

1,520

1,695

1,722

Fayette County

1,248

1,465

1,544

1,722

1,749

Fisher County

1,033

1,213

1,278

1,425

1,448

Floyd County

1,106

1,299

1,369

1,526

1,551

Foard County

1,004

1,179

1,242

1,385

1,407

Fort Bend County

1,899

2,230

2,350

2,620

2,663

Franklin County

1,201

1,411

1,487

1,658

1,685

Freestone County

1,239

1,456

1,534

1,710

1,738

Frio County

1,142

1,341

1,413

1,575

1,601

Gaines County

1,165

1,368

1,442

1,608

1,634

Galveston County

1,695

1,991

2,098

2,339

2,377

Garza County

1,012

1,188

1,252

1,396

1,419

Gillespie County

1,502

1,764

1,859

2,073

2,106

Glasscock County

1,296

1,522

1,604

1,788

1,817

Goliad County

1,194

1,403

1,478

1,648

1,675

Gonzales County

1,092

1,282

1,351

1,506

1,531

Gray County

1,173

1,378

1,452

1,619

1,645

Grayson County

1,296

1,522

1,604

1,788

1,817

Gregg County

1,293

1,518

1,600

1,784

1,813

Grimes County

1,231

1,445

1,523

1,698

1,726

Guadalupe County

1,512

1,776

1,871

2,086

2,120

Hale County

1,062

1,247

1,314

1,465

1,489

Hall County

1,071

1,257

1,325

1,477

1,501

Hamilton County

1,281

1,505

1,586

1,768

1,797

Hansford County

1,219

1,432

1,509

1,683

1,710

Hardeman County

1,010

1,186

1,250

1,394

1,416

Hardin County

1,384

1,626

1,713

1,910

1,941

Harris County

1,555

1,826

1,924

2,145

2,180

Harrison County

1,250

1,468

1,547

1,725

1,753

Hartley County

1,397

1,641

1,729

1,928

1,959

Haskell County

1,019

1,197

1,261

1,406

1,429

Hays County

1,639

1,926

2,029

2,262

2,299

Hemphill County

1,396

1,640

1,728

1,927

1,958

Henderson County

1,223

1,436

1,513

1,687

1,714

Hidalgo County

1,197

1,405

1,481

1,651

1,678

Hill County

1,268

1,489

1,569

1,749

1,778

Hockley County

1,204

1,414

1,490

1,661

1,688

Hood County

1,433

1,683

1,773

1,977

2,009

Hopkins County

1,211

1,423

1,499

1,671

1,698

Houston County

1,122

1,318

1,389

1,549

1,574

Howard County

1,212

1,424

1,500

1,673

1,700

Hudspeth County

820

963

1,015

1,132

1,150

Hunt County

1,326

1,557

1,641

1,830

1,859

Hutchinson County

1,103

1,295

1,365

1,522

1,547

Irion County

1,504

1,766

1,861

2,075

2,109

Jack County

1,138

1,336

1,408

1,570

1,595

Jackson County

1,189

1,397

1,472

1,641

1,668

Jasper County

1,305

1,533

1,615

1,801

1,830

Jeff Davis County

1,064

1,250

1,317

1,468

1,492

Jefferson County

1,311

1,540

1,623

1,810

1,839

Jim Hogg County

1,125

1,321

1,392

1,552

1,577

Jim Wells County

1,263

1,483

1,563

1,743

1,771

Johnson County

1,378

1,618

1,705

1,901

1,932

Jones County

1,135

1,333

1,405

1,567

1,592

Karnes County

1,070

1,256

1,324

1,476

1,500

Kaufman County

1,533

1,800

1,897

2,115

2,149

Kendall County

1,942

2,281

2,404

2,680

2,724

Kenedy County

1,159

1,361

1,434

1,599

1,625

Kent County

991

1,164

1,227

1,368

1,390

Kerr County

1,302

1,530

1,612

1,797

1,826

Kimble County

1,037

1,219

1,284

1,432

1,455

King County

1,159

1,361

1,434

1,599

1,625

Kinney County

1,092

1,282

1,351

1,506

1,531

Kleberg County

1,253

1,472

1,551

1,729

1,757

Knox County

907

1,066

1,123

1,252

1,272

Lamar County

1,151

1,351

1,424

1,588

1,613

Lamb County

1,050

1,234

1,300

1,450

1,473

Lampasas County

1,379

1,620

1,707

1,903

1,934

La Salle County

1,130

1,327

1,398

1,559

1,584

Lavaca County

1,207

1,418

1,494

1,666

1,693

Lee County

1,370

1,609

1,695

1,890

1,920

Leon County

1,164

1,367

1,440

1,606

1,632

Liberty County

1,236

1,452

1,530

1,706

1,733

Limestone County

1,100

1,292

1,361

1,518

1,542

Lipscomb County

1,189

1,396

1,471

1,640

1,667

Live Oak County

1,206

1,416

1,492

1,664

1,690

Llano County

1,332

1,565

1,649

1,839

1,868

Loving County

1,159

1,361

1,434

1,599

1,625

Lubbock County

1,361

1,598

1,684

1,878

1,908

Lynn County

1,283

1,507

1,588

1,771

1,799

McCulloch County

1,217

1,429

1,506

1,679

1,706

McLennan County

1,343

1,577

1,662

1,853

1,883

McMullen County

1,222

1,435

1,512

1,686

1,713

Madison County

1,254

1,473

1,552

1,730

1,758

Marion County

1,179

1,385

1,459

1,627

1,653

Martin County

1,214

1,426

1,503

1,676

1,703

Mason County

1,269

1,491

1,571

1,752

1,780

Matagorda County

1,285

1,509

1,590

1,773

1,801

Maverick County

1,247

1,464

1,543

1,720

1,748

Medina County

1,349

1,585

1,670

1,862

1,892

Menard County

925

1,087

1,145

1,277

1,297

Midland County

1,624

1,907

2,010

2,241

2,277

Milam County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Mills County

1,125

1,321

1,392

1,552

1,577

Mitchell County

1,165

1,368

1,442

1,608

1,634

Montague County

1,185

1,392

1,467

1,636

1,662

Montgomery County

1,694

1,990

2,097

2,338

2,376

Moore County

1,205

1,415

1,491

1,662

1,689

Morris County

1,067

1,253

1,320

1,472

1,496

Motley County

1,322

1,553

1,636

1,824

1,854

Nacogdoches County

1,248

1,465

1,544

1,722

1,749

Navarro County

1,180

1,386

1,461

1,629

1,655

Newton County

1,174

1,379

1,453

1,620

1,646

Nolan County

1,092

1,283

1,352

1,507

1,532

Nueces County

1,437

1,687

1,778

1,982

2,014

Ochiltree County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Oldham County

1,269

1,491

1,571

1,752

1,780

Orange County

1,320

1,551

1,634

1,822

1,851

Palo Pinto County

1,242

1,459

1,537

1,714

1,741

Panola County

1,207

1,418

1,494

1,666

1,693

Parker County

1,622

1,906

2,008

2,239

2,275

Parmer County

1,237

1,453

1,531

1,707

1,735

Pecos County

1,172

1,376

1,450

1,617

1,643

Polk County

1,219

1,432

1,509

1,683

1,710

Potter County

1,147

1,347

1,419

1,582

1,608

Presidio County

974

1,144

1,205

1,344

1,365

Rains County

1,272

1,494

1,574

1,755

1,783

Randall County

1,424

1,672

1,762

1,965

1,996

Reagan County

1,423

1,671

1,761

1,964

1,995

Real County

1,136

1,334

1,406

1,568

1,593

Red River County

1,065

1,251

1,318

1,470

1,493

Reeves County

999

1,174

1,237

1,379

1,402

Refugio County

1,096

1,288

1,357

1,513

1,537

Roberts County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Robertson County

1,155

1,357

1,430

1,594

1,620

Rockwall County

1,763

2,071

2,182

2,433

2,472

Runnels County

1,099

1,291

1,360

1,516

1,541

Rusk County

1,211

1,423

1,499

1,671

1,698

Sabine County

1,185

1,391

1,466

1,635

1,661

San Augustine County

1,159

1,362

1,435

1,600

1,626

San Jacinto County

1,210

1,422

1,498

1,670

1,697

San Patricio County

1,375

1,615

1,702

1,898

1,928

San Saba County

1,130

1,328

1,399

1,560

1,585

Schleicher County

1,046

1,228

1,294

1,443

1,466

Scurry County

1,120

1,315

1,386

1,545

1,570

Shackelford County

1,096

1,287

1,356

1,512

1,536

Shelby County

1,131

1,329

1,400

1,561

1,586

Sherman County

1,298

1,525

1,607

1,792

1,821

Smith County

1,342

1,576

1,661

1,852

1,882

Somervell County

1,540

1,809

1,906

2,125

2,159

Starr County

1,084

1,274

1,342

1,496

1,520

Stephens County

1,050

1,233

1,299

1,448

1,472

Sterling County

1,325

1,556

1,640

1,829

1,858

Stonewall County

1,016

1,193

1,257

1,402

1,424

Sutton County

1,389

1,631

1,719

1,917

1,948

Swisher County

1,016

1,194

1,258

1,403

1,425

Tarrant County

1,557

1,829

1,927

2,149

2,183

Taylor County

1,262

1,482

1,562

1,742

1,770

Terrell County

877

1,030

1,085

1,210

1,229

Terry County

1,116

1,311

1,381

1,540

1,565

Throckmorton County

1,046

1,229

1,295

1,444

1,467

Titus County

1,151

1,352

1,425

1,589

1,615

Tom Green County

1,268

1,489

1,569

1,749

1,778

Travis County

1,815

2,131

2,246

2,504

2,545

Trinity County

1,149

1,349

1,422

1,586

1,611

Tyler County

1,070

1,256

1,324

1,476

1,500

Upshur County

1,195

1,404

1,479

1,649

1,676

Upton County

1,124

1,320

1,391

1,551

1,576

Uvalde County

1,128

1,325

1,396

1,557

1,582

Val Verde County

1,251

1,469

1,548

1,726

1,754

Van Zandt County

1,248

1,466

1,545

1,723

1,750

Victoria County

1,324

1,555

1,639

1,827

1,857

Walker County

1,357

1,593

1,679

1,872

1,902

Waller County

1,537

1,805

1,902

2,121

2,155

Ward County

1,155

1,356

1,429

1,593

1,619

Washington County

1,311

1,540

1,623

1,810

1,839

Webb County

1,339

1,572

1,657

1,848

1,877

Wharton County

1,273

1,495

1,575

1,756

1,784

Wheeler County

1,123

1,319

1,390

1,550

1,575

Wichita County

1,218

1,430

1,507

1,680

1,707

Wilbarger County

1,090

1,280

1,349

1,504

1,528

Willacy County

1,054

1,238

1,305

1,455

1,479

Williamson County

1,692

1,987

2,094

2,335

2,373

Wilson County

1,595

1,873

1,974

2,201

2,237

Winkler County

1,058

1,243

1,310

1,461

1,484

Wise County

1,454

1,707

1,799

2,006

2,038

Wood County

1,206

1,416

1,492

1,664

1,690

Yoakum County

1,280

1,503

1,584

1,766

1,795

Young County

1,163

1,366

1,439

1,604

1,630

Zapata County

1,098

1,290

1,359

1,515

1,540

Zavala County

1,037

1,219

1,284

1,432

1,455


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