2013 Tax Bills Primed for Release
Residents in the City of Stevens Point will soon receive their property tax bills in the mail, and along with it a detailed explanation of how their tax payments are allocated.
City Comptroller-Treasurer Corey Ladick said the bills were sent to the printer Monday morning, so residents can expect them to arrive by early next week.
According to city documents released Monday, the 2014 tax rate is $25.19 per $1000 of assessed value- up by a total of 2.4 percent ($0.59) from 2013.
- The Stevens Point Public School District brought the largest increase, raising the property tax burden by $0.34. The new amount is $9.21/$1000 assessed value, up from $8.87.
- School Credit has been reduced by 12 cents per $1000 in value.
- Thanks in part to a levy transfer from the City of Stevens Point for unified dispatch, Portage County has bumped up taxes $0.14, increasing from $5.42 to $5.56 per $1000 of assessed value.
- Wisconsin state taxes have increased by $0.01 to $0.18 per thousand.
- Taxes for Mid-State Technical College will remain the same at $1.79.
- The City of Stevens Point has decreased taxes by $0.02 to $9.82.
Ladick said taxes are due by January 31, 2014, but taxpayers can opt to spread their payment out in three installments
“It helps to take a little of the edge off that paying it all at once, especially for people with a fixed income,” Ladick said. “But a lot of people like to pay them before the end of the year.”
For more information contact the city treasurer’s office at 715.346.1573.