PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — Travis County Tax Office’s Pflugerville branch is reopening Tuesday, the day before a deadline for reopening set by the county tax assessor.
All four satellite offices closed in May after a fraud investigation landed seven people behind bars, including four employees.
The branch at 15822 Foothill Farms Loop will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays, other than holidays. The Tax Office said the branch will provide vehicle title and registration services and voter registration applications, as well as accepting property tax payments.
The office will not process dealership transactions, which will be done exclusively at the main tax office at 5501 Airport Blvd.
The suspects in the fraud investigation were allegedly minimizing the taxes they were paying on vehicle title transactions along with other violations.
The scheme lowered the value of the purchase price of a vehicle so the taxes owed would be lower and, in some cases, the accused employees took bribes in exchange for a title that shouldn’t have been assigned, authorities said.
Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector Bruce Elfant told KXAN last month his office’s plan was to have the Pflugerville location open by July 25, and the Oak Hill location in southwest Austin shortly after.
The future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and McKinney Falls Parkway locations were unclear, Elfant said at the time. While having four satellite locations is more convenient for county residents, Elfant said reducing the number to just two would be “more efficient” for supervision.