How do property taxes work?

The certified tax rate provides a taxing entity with the same amount of property tax revenue it received in the previous tax year plus any revenue generated by additional growth in its tax base. This means that as values increase the tax rate decreases.

How Property Taxes Work

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1. Why are property taxes important?
2. How do property taxes work?
3. Where do my property taxes go?
4. Are property taxes affected by inflation?
5. Why have my property taxes gone up if the County hasn't raised them?