Proposed County tax rate is $0.58648 per $100 valuation

Proposed County tax rate is $0.58648 per $100 valuation

The Orange County Commissioners proposed about a 7% increase in the proposed 2020 Orange County Tax rate last week. Although the Court publicly insists that they intend not to raise the 2020 tax rate above last year’s $0.54200 per $100 valuation, they claim that the proposed tax rate increase will not stand and is only being proposed in case unexpected, but vital new equipment acquisitions like the patrol car above pushes the final budget above the Voter Approval tax rate. Photo by George Garza

Proposed tax increase is within 8% range

The Orange County Commissioners’ Court set a proposed 2020-2021 Ad valorem property tax rate of $0.58648 per $100 valuation during their special court meeting held last week on Tuesday. Readers should understand that this is simply a proposal and not the actual new tax rate that will be adopted later on this month or next.

During the discussion of the agenda item to set a proposed tax rate, Orange County Judge John Gothia and at least two Orange County Commissioners repeatedly stated that this proposal of the 2020-2021 Orange County Proposed Ad valorem tax rate of $0.58648 per $100 dollars property valuation will not be the final Orange County property tax rate that will be adopted by the Commissioners Court sometime in the next thirty days and will go into affect starting on October 1, 2020, the first day of the 2020-2021 fiscal year.

 

 

 

 

 

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