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Sheriff's property tax proposal: Will it cost you?

Sheriff's property tax proposal: Will it cost you? - Sheriff - property taxes

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Sheriff Rutherford says his plan to hike the tax rate to bring in the same amount of revenue as last year would mean no net increase in taxes for the citizens of Jacksonville, but that appears not to be the case.

Christopher Read has lived in Riverside for 43 years. He says it seems like his taxes are always going up and this proposal seems no different.

"It seems like it would be a tax increase to me."

Sheriff Rutherford talked to the media Thursday and said it is no tax hike on the city's citizens.

"We are not asking to raise their taxes, their taxes will remain constant with last year. They won't pay a dime more."

Here's what he means.

For example, if you have a home with $100,000 of taxable value, your taxes were 1,003 dollars last year. Property values dropped about 4 per cent this year in Jacksonville, so if your taxable assessment dropped to 96-thousand, you would pay 963 dollars. But if the millage were raised to 10.436, up 4%, taxes would be $1,002 , the same as last year.


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