Archive for Wednesday, November 30, 1994

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November 30, 1994

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What's the comparison in home property taxes for a $100,000 home and property taxes for a $15,000 car in Shawnee, Jefferson, Douglas and Johnson counties.

Much of the answer depends on where you live, because taxes vary from city to city or township to township. County governments set their own mill levies, which are added to levies set by the state, cities, school districts, townships and other entities to form the total levy.

A mill is $1 of tax for every $1,000 of assessed property valuation.

Following is a list of mill levies set by county governments, and the corresponding tax bill for a $100,000 home and a $15,000 car. Keep in mind that these figures do not represent a total tax bill; they're simply the portion of property taxes that feed into county government:

  • Douglas County, 29.878 mills, $343.60 and $134.45.
  • Johnson County, 17.389 mills, $199.97 and $78.25.
  • Shawnee County, 35.534 mills, $408.64 and $159.90.
  • Jefferson County, 51.886 mills, $596.69 and $233.49.

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