How will this affect my taxes?
If approved, taxes would increase by $2.75 per thousand dollars of taxable valuation. Taxable value is not the same as market value. It is also not the same as the assessed value. The taxable value is the value determined by the auditor after application of state-ordered “rollback” percentages for the various classes of property and is the value indicated on the tax statement.
For example, a home with an assessed value of $100,000, after rollbacks and homestead credits have been applied, has a taxable value of $50,771. A $2.75 increase per $1,000 would result in an annual change of $139.62, or the equivalent of $11.63 per month. The average assessed value of Jones County farmland is approximately $2,059. After rollback, the average taxable value is $1,121, resulting in an annual increase of approximately $3.08 an acre annually. Commercial property rates will increase by $247.50 a year, or $20.63 a month.
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