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Pinellas County School Board passes tentative tax rate for upcoming fiscal year

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Pinellas County School Board members unanimously approved a tentative tax rate Tuesday that is a slight decrease from the current rate. The proposed rate is about $7.32 per thousand dollars of assessed, taxable property value. That’s about 5.8 percent less than the current overall rate of about $7.77 for school property taxes. The reduced rate means a homeowner with a home assessed at $150,000 with a $25,000 homestead exemption would pay about $915 in property taxes for Pinellas schools next…

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SWIFTMUD adopts tax rate for coming fiscal year

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The Southwest Florida Water Management District has adopted a tax rate for the 2016-17 fiscal year that’s about 4.9 percent lower than the current rate. The proposed rate for the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, is about 33 cents per thousand dollars of assessed, taxable value. The current SWIFTMUD tax rate is about 35 cents per thousand dollars of assessed, taxable value. For the owner of a $150,000 home with a $50,000 homestead exemption, the district tax would be…

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