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Jacksonville Property Tax Notices Are In the Mail, Residents Will See Increase

Jacksonville Property Tax Notices Are In the Mail, Residents Will See Increase

Jacksonville homeowners will receive higher tax bills this year, despite there not being a tax rate increase.

According to News 4 Jax, TRIM (truth in millage) are being mailed to residents starting today, Friday, August 11. This will give homeowners a first glimpse at what their property tax bills will be this year, and many taxpayers can expect an increase.

Jax Today previously noted that Mayor Donna Deegan, who officially took office on July 1, had no plans to alter the city's existing tax rate in her 2023-2024 budget.

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Instead, the rising property taxes have to do with two things -- higher property values throughout the Jacksonville metropolitan area and something voters themselves decided on, a millage increase to fund higher teacher salaries and school improvements in the areas of arts and athletics. 

The 1 mill increase, equating to $1 per $1,000 of taxable property value, was approved by Duval County voters last August.

At the time Duval Schools Superintendent Diana Greene shared, "It is an honor to lead schools in a community that has expressed its appreciation for our teachers in such a meaningful way. Thank you to everyone, especially to our voters, for this amazing investment in the future of our schools!"

In addition to improving the local school systems, surplus property tax funds are likely to be used for infrastructure improvements, Among Deegan's major campaign platforms was a promise to improve Jacksonville by repairing roads, sidewalks, drainage systems, and outdated septic tanks that are all in disrepair.

Rising taxable property values throughout the municipality are expected to help fund some of these projects, though specific details have not yet been released to the public. 

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Per Jax Today's report, the city is on track to take in an additional $100 million in property taxes compared to the prior tax year for the second year in a row. 

The city's new property appraiser, Joyce Morgan, officials are urging residents to carefully look at their TRIM notices. She told News 4, "The first thing we want them to do is read it completely, and then really assess it. The second thing is you’ll notice a slight bump in your tax liabilities.”

If you have questions when you receive your document, visit the Jacksonville Tax Collector's official website for assistance.

What do you think about rising property taxes in Jacksonville?

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