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County proposes 1.5 mills tax increase


 
County proposes 1.5 mills tax increase


By Sarah Gove
Enterprise Editor
editor@claxtonenterprise.com

Evans County Board of Commissioners held a millage rate workshop on Monday afternoon, tentatively adopting a millage increase of 1.5 mills. A series of public hearings will be held and required advertising of the tax increase completed before the millage rate is formally adopted.
County Administrator Casey Burkhalter provided commissioners with a break down of what the 1.5 mill increase would bring the total millage rate to - for both the unincorporated and incorporated areas.
With the tax increase, the total millage rate for unincorporated areas of Evans County would be 23.814 mills. Of that total amount, Evans County's millage would be 9.764 mills; Evans County School System's rate is 14 mills and the State of Georgia's rate is .05 mills.
At that rate, the proposed tax increase for a home with fair market value of $100,000 in unincorporated areas is approximately $60. For a non-homestead property with a fair market value of $300,000, the increase would be $180.
The total millage rate for incorporated areas (within city limits) would be higher - 26.024 mills. That rate breaks down as follows: Evans County millage would be 12.024, Evans County School System's millage is 14 mills and the state's rate is .05.
At that rate, the proposed tax increase for a home with fair market value of $100,000 in the incorporated area would be $65.60.





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