County proposes tax hike for FY 2019-2020

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The county has not raised taxes since 2008, while expenses have grown

By Shaina Stockton

INDEPENDENCE — To balance the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, Grayson leaders have announced the first tax increase that the county has seen in 11 years.
The $22 million budget will include an additional $0.07 for real estate, bringing the total real estate tax to $0.56 per $100 assessed value; an additional $0.50 for personal property taxes, for a total of $2.25 per $100; and an additional $5 for trash fees, bringing that total to $18 per month.

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