Property Taxes Go Up

Taxes jump south of the metro.

Property taxes in Cass County in 2012 totaled $52,347,924.That is an increase of 3.55% when compared to the 2011 total of $50.56 million.

The Cassgram reports seven years ago, in 2005, the amount was $37 million.

When comparing the 2012 annual rate of increase (percentage of increase) with other counties in Nebraska, Cass ranked 67th. Cass County was 62nd in the rate of increase in the previous report (2010 to 2011). There are 93 counties in Nebraska.

Neighboring counties and their 2012 rate of increase followed by their state ranking (in rate of increase): Otoe 7.3%/33rd; Lancaster 5.4%/46th; Saunders 7.9%/28th; Sarpy 2.55%/78th

The 2011 to 2012 property taxes levied statewide increased 3.96%.

The information is contained in reports from the Nebraska Department of Revenue Property Assessment Division.

The 2012 Average Tax Rate of 1.980% in Cass was a +0.06% change when compared to 2011.

Cass County's property valuation increased to about $2.64-billion in 2012, a 3.49% increase.

Local government subdivisions, updated property valuations, newly constructed real property and voter-approved bonds all factor into the increase in the amount of property taxes levied.

Property taxes are payable to the county treasurer and go to support local schools, counties, cities, community colleges, NRD's, fire districts and other local government subdivisions.

In Cass County, the first half of your 2012 property tax bill becomes delinquent on May 1st, 2013 and the second half becomes delinquent on September 1st, 2013.

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