Tax Rates

Tax Rates

 

With the NEW way Washington State is funding education, if BOTH the bond and levy are approved, the amount homeowners will pay in school taxes will decrease by 9.4%.

 

Renewal Enrichment Levy

 

The LEVY renews funding for enrichment programs (music, drama, athletics, elective courses, technology, clubs and additional staff and student support) for the next 2 years (2019 and 2020). The current levy rate is $2.97 per $1,000 of assessed value. Under the new state school funding formula, the renewal levy rate drops to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

Renewal Facilities Renovation Bond

 

The tax rate for the proposed $18.9 BOND is $2.63 per $1,000 of assessed value.

The current bond tax rate that will be paid off is $1.41 per $1,000 of assessed value.

 

Levy, Bond and State School Tax Rates

 

 

Current 2017

Proposed 2019

Levy

$2.97

$1.50 (Levy Renewal)

Bond

$1.41

$2.63 (Bond Renewal)

Total

$4.38

$4.13

 

*The increase in State Property Taxes was approved by the state legislature in June 2017 and will result in a higher property tax in 2018. In year 2019, the taxes will decrease as the $1.50 levy rate will begin.

**Tax Exemption Info for Senior Citizens

Senior citizens (age 61+) and disabled citizens with a total annual household income of less than $40,000 may be eligible for a residential property tax exemption. For more information contact the Whitman County Assessor’s office or go to http://www.whitmancounty.org/page.aspx?pn=Assessor .