Weekly Newspaper covering Marion, Schley, Chattahoochee, Webster, and Stewart Counties.
Taxes: How does your county compare?
From the March 27, 2013 issue of The Journal
* This is the first in the three-part series on regional property tax rates.
By RICHARD HARRIS
It’s been less than three months since workers noticed that the federal government starting taking more money out of their paychecks for payroll taxes. The deadline to file federal tax returns is also less than three weeks away. In addition, the president and members of Congress continue to debate the wisdom of lowering or raising tax rates (depending on their viewpoint).
So, it is a safe bet that most people are fairly familiar with federal taxes (at least as much as is possible due to their complexity).
But what about local tax rates? Do you know how your countys property tax rate compares to other counties in the region? Do you know how your property tax bill is figured?
The Journal has compiled the most recent property tax rates (millage rates) of our region to help our readers put their local taxes in some perspective.
The comparison includes 13 counties (each of the counties the newspaper covers, plus each county that shares a border with any of those counties).
This series will have three parts: 1. County Taxes (Unincorporated); 2. School Board Taxes; and 3. City Taxes.
This week we start with County Taxes.
The chart above and the figures in this article are of county millage rates in unincorporated areas. These are the property taxes set by each County Commission. This does not include the tax rates set by Boards of Education or City Councils. Those will be reported in the second and third parts of the series.
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