Miami-Dade Lowers Property Tax Rate

by Isaac Benmergui, Esq on July 30, 2012

Miami-Dade commissioners agreed to lower the property tax rate for the next fiscal year, after a proposal by Mayor Carlos Gimenez. The decrease will be a 2 percent reduction overall. Mayor Gimenez proposed a $9.55 rate for every $1,000 of taxable property.

The reduction comes as assessed property values appear to be on the rise in Miami-Dade County, but not every property has been reassessed at a new market value. Many Miami homeowners are still underwater with their mortgages and facing foreclosure. Homeowners whose property values have increased more than 2 percent will see a small increase in their county tax assessment.

Under state law, even though the county will lower its property tax rate, the county will still have to report a notice of “tax increase.” This is due to the county actually receiving more total tax revenues with higher property values.

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