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January 12, 2012

Ruth Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator
402-471-5962, Mobile Phone 402-326-8433

Property Tax Change 2010 to 2011

The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division has received the 2011 Certificates of Taxes Levied Reports from every county assessor. The data indicates that total property taxes, statewide, increased 3.93% from 2010 to 2011.

Total Property Taxes Statewide
$2.991 billion
$3.108 billion
$117 million

The total increase in taxes of $117 million is attributed, approximately, to the following:

Voter-Approved Bonds
-$  1 million (-1%)
Newly-Constructed Real Property
$26 million (23%)
Tax Increases to Existing Property
$92 million (79%)

The impact on individual taxpayers varies depending on the budget needs of their local governmental subdivisions and voter-approved bonds. For example, Hooker County taxes levied decreased by 5.81%, while Hitchcock County taxes levied increased by 24.49%. See attached tables.

Real property valuations are determined by county assessors. Property tax rates are set by local governments. Property taxes support schools, counties, cities, community colleges, natural resource districts, fire districts, and other local governmental subdivisions. Property taxes are payable to the county treasurer. The State of Nebraska does not receive any property tax revenue.

As a reminder, all property taxes are due December 31 with delinquent dates as follows:

1st half delinquent
2nd half delinquent
Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy April 1, 2012 August 1, 2012
All other counties May 1, 2012 September 1, 2012

For additional information regarding the 2011 property valuations and taxes levied, please see the Property Assessment Division’s website at www.revenue.nebraska.gov/PAD.

Comparisons 2010 vs. 2011 % Change Property Taxes Levied; Sorted by % Change in Tax

Comparison 2010 vs. 2011 % Change Property Value, Taxes Levied, & Average Rates; Sorted Alphabetical by County


Ruth A. Sorensen
Property Tax Administrator

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