Milam County Commissioner's Court adopted a proposed Tax Phase-In plan that will provide tax benefits to prospective businesses, looking to establish themselves here in the county. The Phase-In program is a points based system that is calculated based on 3 categories: amount of investment capital, jobs that will be created, and economic impact to the county, itself. The points are calculated and by doing so, the percentage of ad valorem tax abatement is determined. Judge Dave Barkemeyer has also been assigned to go to the city & town councils around the county to promote a unified tax "phase-in" or "abatement" system. The approved Tax "Phase-In" program, as well as the guidelines for the program are explained in the link below.
Milam County Tax "Phase-In" Program