Reference Number: 
CTAS-2115

To calculate the property tax, first determine what has been the percent applicable to the collections of property taxes for the last three years. Usually this rate will be 85 to 95 percent. Then follow the steps below.

 

Total property assessments

$

Divide by $100*

 

Multiply by property tax rate

 

Equals 100 percent collections

 

Multiply by ___ percent of collections**

 

Net property taxes estimate

$

NOTE:

*Property tax rate is a rate per $100 of assessed value.

** Each county will have a variance factor, thus a different rate of collection; it is generally based on the last three years’ average.

Determining Yield of One-Cent Property Tax Rate.

Since many decisions must be made concerning the increase in the property tax rate, local governments use what a one-cent rate will yield in revenues. Use the following calculation to determine your local government’s one-cent yield.

 

Total property assessments

$

Divide by $100*

 

Multiply by one cent

 

Multiply by _____ percent of collections

 

What one cent yields from a one-cent rate***

$

NOTE:

***In most counties, this will range from $5,000 to $100,000.