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Pinal County residents can expect changes on their tax bills

Your Pinal County property tax bill is in the mail and with it, some major changes.

“We have made some changes to show property owners more about their taxes,” stated Pinal County Treasurer Dodie Doolittle. “Through Proposition 117, the limited property value of an assessed property cannot increase more than 5 percent from the previous year. The property owners will see both the limited property value and the full cash value of their property on the bill. However, primary and secondary taxes are calculated on the limited value only.”

Ms. Doolittle pointed out that the bills will display gross taxes on a property. That number will reflect actual taxes before state aid or the 1-percent limit reductions are applied.

“This way the taxpayers will see the actual amount of taxes being assessed not just the net result,” Treasurer Doolittle said. “The top of the tax bill will show the reduction amount and the total taxes due. This change allows the owner to see a true representation of their assessed taxes. Owners who have their taxes paid by a mortgage company will receive a postcard with the same information.”