The Budget and Your Taxes

Maricopa County Department of Finance Property Tax Overview


What are the major changes in the rate on my latest tax bill?

The 2014/2015 District tax rate is composed of a primary portion and a secondary portion. 

The primary rate (Operating Expenses) has increased from 4.3953 to 5.2094.   This increase occured when the County informed the District in late July that its deficit cash position must be rectified. 

The secondary rate (Elections) has decreased from 2.7359 to 2.0194.  The total tax rate that is used to calculate your annual tax bill for K-12 has increased from 7.1312 to 7.2288 or a 1.4% increase in the tax rate.

The impact on a tax bill for a home with a median value of $159,000 will increase by $31.55.


Understanding the Tax Calculation

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