Arlington, TX

TIA Data

2017 Financial State of Arlington (Released 1/29/2019)

Arlington's Taxpayer Surplus.™ is $100, and received a "B" from TIA
Arlington is a Sunshine City with enough assets to cover its debt.
Decisions by elected officials have created a Taxpayer Surplus™, which is each taxpayer's share of money available after city bills have been paid.
TIA's Taxpayer Surplus™ measurement incorporates all assets and liabilities, including retirement obligations.
Arlington has $598.7 million of assets available to pay the state's bills totaling $590.4 million.
Arlington has $8.3 million available after bills have been paid, which breaks down to $100 per taxpayer.
The city is still hiding $92.6 million of its retiree health care debt. A new accounting standard will be implemented in the 2018 fiscal year which will require governments to report this debt on the balance sheet.
The city's financial report was released 157 days after its fiscal year end, which is considered timely according to the 180 day standard.

Prior Years' TIA Data

2016 Financial State of Arlington

2015 Financial State of Arlington

Other Resources

Arlington Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports

Publishing Entity: Department of Finance

Arlington scores best financials among Texas cities


By Kenric Ward, includes “… The self-proclaimed “American Dream City” ranks No. 7 nationally for its financial health, according to a report by the nonpartisan Truth in Accounting.