Property Tax Calculator

Property Tax Calculator

Enter the property purchase price and county property tax rate to calculate the property tax:

Property Purchase Price: $ 

County Property Tax Rate:  %

  Property Tax: $

Common Questions:

Q: What is a property tax?

A: Property tax is a tax assessed by local governments on real estate (land and buildings). The tax is based on the value of the property and is used to fund local services such as schools, police, and fire departments.

Q: How is the property tax calculated?

A: Property tax is typically calculated as a percentage of the value of the property. The exact percentage varies by jurisdiction, but it is usually between 0.5% and 3% of the property value. The value of the property is determined by an assessment, which is conducted by the local government. The assessment takes into account factors such as the size of the property, the age and condition of the buildings on the property, and the location of the property.

Q: Who is responsible for paying property tax?

A: The owner of the property is responsible for paying property tax. If the property is being rented out, the owner may choose to pass the cost of the property tax on to the tenants through their rent payments.

Q: Is property tax the same in every jurisdiction?

A: No, property tax varies by jurisdiction. The exact rate of property tax and the method of assessment can vary significantly from one location to another.

Q: Are there any exemptions or deductions available for property tax?

A: Some jurisdictions offer exemptions or deductions for property tax for certain types of properties or property owners. For example, many jurisdictions offer exemptions for properties used for charitable or educational purposes, or for properties owned by seniors or disabled individuals. It is worth checking with your local tax assessor to see if any exemptions or deductions apply to your property.