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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 20, 2015

FOR INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Ruth A. Sorensen, Property Tax Administrator
402-471-5962, Mobile 402-430-8446

Property Tax Change 2013 to 2014

The Nebraska Department of Revenue, Property Assessment Division has received the 2014 Certificates of Taxes Levied Reports from every county assessor. The data indicates that total property taxes, statewide, increased 4.83% from 2013 to 2014.

 
2013
2014
Increase
 
Total Property Taxes Statewide
$3.400 billion
$3.565 billion
$164 million
 

 
The total increase in taxes of $164 million is attributed, approximately, to the following:

Voter-Approved Bonds
$  14 million (  8%)
Newly-Constructed Real Property
$  37 million (23%)
Tax Increases to Existing Property
$113 million (69%)

The impact on individual taxpayers varies depending on the budget needs of their local governmental subdivisions and voter-approved bonds. For example, Wheeler County taxes levied decreased by 6.19%, while Hayes County taxes levied increased by 19.87%. 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.

All property taxes are due December 31 with delinquent dates as follows:

Counties
1st half delinquent
2nd half delinquent
 
Douglas, Lancaster, and Sarpy
April 1, 2015
August 1, 2015
 
All other counties
May 1, 2015
September 1, 2015
 

 

 

For additional information regarding the 2014 property valuations and taxes levied, please see the Property Assessment Division’s website at revenue.nebraska.gov/PAD.

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Ruth A. Sorensen
Property Tax Administrator


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