State property tax rate unchanged


FRANKFORT – The Kentucky Department of Revenue has set the 2015 State Real Property Tax Rate at 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value. Kentucky Revised Statute 132.020 requires the Department of Revenue to set the real property rate no later than July 1 of each year.

This rate is based on the revenue generated from the increase in taxable real property assessments from 2014 to 2015. If the revenue increase is more than 4 percent after the exclusion of new property added to the tax roll during 2015, then the prior year rate must be reduced. Because the assessment increase for 2015 is estimated at 2.78 percent, the state rate will remain the same as the 2014 rate, 12.2 cents per $100 of assessed value.

All of the revenue generated from the state property tax rate will go into the state’s General Fund.

The Kentucky Department of Revenue (DOR) is an agency of the Finance and Administration Cabinet. DOR administers tax laws, collects revenue, and provides services in a fair, courteous, and efficient manner for the benefit of the Commonwealth and its citizens.

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