Speak Out: How did property tax go down?
May 22, 2012 2:48PM
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Updated: July 2, 2012 8:50AM
Comment on property taxes: I’m reading Linda McDaniel-Hale’s column about her taxes going down 12.4 percent. Who does she know? I don’t know anyone whose taxes went down that far. Our taxes went up, and other people’s taxes went up slightly although their assessed value went down. Somehow McDaniel-Hale’s taxes went down. Considering the rate, it would mean her assessed valuation would have gone down 30 percent. Did anyone else’s do that?
Editor’s note: We have a staffer who lives in the Dundees, and his property tax bill decreased by 6.6 percent because his property assessment went down (even without the benefit of a assessment challenge). That occurred despite his total tax rate increasing by almost 7 percent.