VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 35   |   AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2011


Maricopa County 2011 property tax statements now online

PHOENIX – As the Maricopa County Treasurer’s Office prepares to mail 2011 tax bills later this week, it has already posted them online at treasurer.maricopa.gov.

Even though property valuations have tanked dramatically over the past two years for many, some found their taxes have gone up anyway.

One Paradise Unified School District property owner, who asked not to be identified, said even though her valuation went down another 11 percent in 2011, she still saw a property tax increase of 2 percent.

In analyzing her tax bill, it appears nearly every category of her primary (base on limited cash value) tax amounts increased.

The biggest hits to her tax bill, however, came from her secondary (based on full cash value) tax amounts, including a PVUSD budget override (13 percent) and PVUSD Class A bonds (30 percent), which more than made up for any secondary levies reduced from 2010 levels.

Visit mcassessor.maricopa.gov/assessor/ to look up property by address, parcel number or other criteria. Click on the “View Tax Information” link and then “Tax Bill” to view your 2011 tax bill.

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