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How Are My Taxes Figured?

To Calculate the Assessed Value

To calculate the assessed value, multiply the appraised value by one of the following state assessment rates:

Property Type Assessment Rate
Agricultural Buildings   25%
Agricultural Land*   30%
Commercial / Industrial   25%
Not-for-Profit   12%
Public Utility   33%
Residences on Farm Home Sites   11.5%
Residential   11.5%
Vacant Lots  12%
All Other Rural and Urban Properties  30%

       *By law, agricultural land is not valued at fair market value, but upon its productivity and use.

If the Appraised value of your Residential Property is $120,000, the assessment rate would be 11.5%, you would calculate the assessed value as follows: $120,000 x .115 = $13,800.

To Calculate your Tax Amount

Mill levies set by taxing groups like school districts, cities, and counties are used to calculate your taxes. Let's assume the combined mill levy has been set at 120 mills. Multiply the assessed value of your property by the mill levy and this will indicate your tax amount that will be due for the entire year. (Please note that Special Assessments and School General Finance may alter the overall final amount due on your tax statement.)

Example
Market Value of Home $120,000
Assessment Rate - Residential    x0.115
Assessed Value (AV) $ 13,800
Mill Levy ($120 mills per $1000 AV)    x0.120
Amount of Taxes  $  1,656

 

 

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