Board of Supervisors Authorizes Advertised Tax Rate of $1.095

March 5, 2013 

News Highlights

  • Board of Supervisors can approve a lower rate when it adopts the budget, but not a higher rate.
  • Public hearings on budget and tax rate begin Tuesday, April 9.
  • Board approved advertisement of the FY 2013 Third Quarter Review.
  • Residents can provide feedback online and at public hearings, town hall meetings.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors authorized advertisement of a real estate tax rate for FY 2014 of $1.095 per $100 of assessed value. The current FY 2013 rate is $1.075. In addition, the Board approved the advertisement of the FY 2013 Third Quarter Review.

Advertising an increase in the rate does not prevent the board from lowering any advertised tax rate, but a higher tax rate cannot be imposed without advertising the higher rate.

Each one cent increase in the real estate tax rate impacts the average residential taxpayer’s annual bill by approximately $47.

A public hearing on the effective tax rate will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 3 p.m., Fairfax County Government Center Board Auditorium.

In addition, public hearings on the proposed FY 2014 Budget, the advertised capital improvement plan (CIP) and the proposed tax rate are Tuesday, April 9 at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. and Thursday, April 11 at 3 p.m. Those wishing to speak at a public hearing can sign up online to place their name on the speakers list, or contact the Office of the Clerk to the Board at 703-324-3151, TTY 703-324-3903. The public hearings will be held in the Board Auditorium, Fairfax County Government Center and will be televised live on Fairfax County Government Channel 16

Town hall meetings are being held throughout the county to give residents the opportunity to ask questions and provide input.

Residents can also submit comments about the tax rate and the budget online.

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