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Truth in taxation public hearing

Post Date:06/18/2020 4:53 pm

The city of Buckeye is holding a public heari ng at their regularly scheduled City Council meeting on July 7 at 6 p.m., 530 E. Monroe Avenue, to provide an opportunity for residents to comment on the total amount of property taxes the city collected from one fiscal year to the next. 

The primary property tax on a $100,000 home will be slightly less at $178.90 compared to $180.00, as it has for the past seven years. 

Buckeye’s total revenue from its primary property taxes will increase more than $240,397, a 2.47 percent increase over last year. The increase is due to the rise in the net assessed property values from the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office of residential homes within the city. 

This proposed tax does not include any primary property taxes received from new construction, any changes that may occur from property tax levies, voter approved bonds or budget and tax overrides. 

The public hearing is open for comment to all Buckeye residents. Since City Council Chambers are currently closed to the public to protect everyone’s health and safety, public comments can be done by email or phone. 

  • Email comments to cityclerk@buckeyeaz.gov. Comments must be received by 3 p.m. on July 7 to be included in the official meeting record. 
  • To comment by phone, participants must first complete the public comment form by 3 p.m. on July 7. The City Clerk’s office will call each participant during the meeting. 

Residents can listen to the live audio of the meeting on the city’s YouTube channel. 

To review the highlights of the city of Buckeye’s proposed budget highlights, please visit buckeyeaz.gov/government/financial-services/annual-budgets 

Truth in Taxation Hearing: Notice of Tax Increase

This notice provides compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statute and states: 

In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the city of Buckeye is notifying its property taxpayers of the city of Buckeye’s intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year’s level.  The city of Buckeye is proposing an increase in the primary property tax levy of $240,397 above the TNT levy amount or a 2.47% increase.

The proposed tax increase will cause the city of Buckeye’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to increase from the TNT amount of $174.59 to the proposed amount of $178.90 a $4.31 increase. 

This proposed tax is exclusive of increased primary property taxes received from new construction.  The primary property tax is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.  All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax that is scheduled to be held June 18, 2020, at 6 p.m., at the city of Buckeye City Hall located at 530 East Monroe Avenue, Arizona. 

It is the City Council’s position that the city’s primary property taxes on a $100,000 home will remain at or less than $180.00 per year, as it has the last 7 years.

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