Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Municipal Taxpayers Will See Some Changes

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Municipal Taxpayers Will See Some Changes

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Byline: DEBORAH CEARNAL

Whether lawmakers in Tallahassee are able to come up with property tax reform this session, homeowners in Clay County municipalities will see a change in their tax bill.

By adopting an ordinance that establishes municipal services taxing units (MSTU), the Clay County Commission on June 5 eliminated what could be construed as double taxation the county has been operating under for two decades.

"This will allow us to provide a detailed breakout on the tax bill for services," County Manager Fritz Behring told commissioners at the meeting.

Setting up the MSTUs does away with the "interlocal agreement" system the county has used. Under that, the county set its tax rate and municipalities set theirs. Residents of those towns or cities would pay more in taxes, but the town or city was reimbursed a portion of that because of duplication of services, such as planning, building inspections, public works, zoning, fire, police. …

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