Wednesday, March 7, 2012

If Fairfax Gets by on $1.08, Why Can’t Loudoun?

Fairfax County’s residential real property tax rate for 2013 is likely going to be $1.08 per $1,000 of assessed value. On the other hand, the Loudoun rate currenlty being discussed is $1.28. How is it that the tax rate, just one county over and, admittedly, with higher ranked schools, is 16% less? What’s more, the $1.08 rate is an INCREASE over last year’s rate, and they don’t have a meals tax, either.

Loudoun hasn’t always paid for than its sister county. Look here for a comparison of rates in northern Virginia counties and cities over the past 25 years. It wasn’t until 2005 that Loudoun property tax rates began to exceed those of Fairfax. Since then, the disparity has just grown greater and greater.

I just don’t get it. Honestly, I don’t.

As I’ve said before, “MAKE MINE $1.09!”

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