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Truth in Taxation Notice ExplainedTruth in Taxation Notice Explained<div class="ExternalClass900F426CC9B74F03BBF3D4554DC5430F"><p>​</p><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default ms-rte-paste-settablesizes"><tbody><tr><td class="ms-rteTable-default"><p style="text-align:justify;">The city of Phoenix has published the Truth in Taxation notice below as required by state law. The required notice addresses the city's primary property tax, which supports the General Fund services such as police and fire, parks and recreation, libraries and senior and community centers.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The city of Phoenix will be reducing its primary property tax rate slightly, from $1.3414 per $100 of assessed value to $1.3359 per $100 of assessed value in 2016-17. However, overall increases in assessed valuation result in a slight increase in primary property taxes – about 1% – for the average city of Phoenix homeowner. Individual experiences may differ based on unique property variances.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">State law requires the notice below any time the average primary property tax bill increases, even if the primary property tax rate is reduced. The Truth in Taxation notice prescribed by state law does not address the city's secondary property tax, which supports voter approved bonded indebtedness.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For more information, call 602-262-4800 or visit phoenix.gov/budget.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>TRUTH IN TAXATION HEARING </strong><strong style="line-height:1.6;">NOTICE OF TAX INCREASE</strong></p><p style="text-align:justify;">In compliance with section 42-17107, Arizona Revised Statutes, the city of Phoenix is notifying its property taxpayers of the city of Phoenix's intention to raise its primary property taxes over last year's level.  The city of Phoenix is proposing an increase in primary property taxes of $1,845,000 or 1.3 percent.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">For example, the proposed tax increase will cause the city of Phoenix's primary property taxes on a $100,000 home to increase from $131.91 to $133.59.</p><p style="text-align:justify;">The proposed increase is exclusive of increased primary taxes received from new construction.  The increase is also exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing on the tax increase that is scheduled to be held June 15, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. at the city of Phoenix Council Chambers, 200 W. Jefferson St.</p></div>5/31/2016 3:00:00 PMMatt Hamada602-262-6213