Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Collier increases minimum tax rate

— For a while it looked like Collier County homeowners were going to see an 11.7 percent increase in taxes.

Tuesday afternoon, the proposed tax rate increased since last month.

What that means: Instead of paying $351 in taxes on a $100,000 home for general government services, it appears Collier residents will pay $356 in property taxes.

Homeowners currently pay $314 on a $100,000 home.

Tuesday, Collier County leaders increased their maximum tax rate to $3.5645 per $1,000 worth of property for the upcoming year, just after engaging in a protracted budget debate with Clerk of Court Dwight Brock.

That tax rate would contribute to a $345 million general budget. More...

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