When you get that bill for county property taxes, you may get sticker shock. County property taxes are at an all time high all over the country, though they can vary greatly depending upon where you live. But, what are these county property taxes used for? Tax rates, calculations and usages vary by state, of course. But, here are the most popular uses for those county property taxes you’re paying.
• Schools – In many areas of the country, more than .50 of each dollar you pay in county property taxes is used to fund your local school district. In most states, the largest funding school districts receive is through local property taxes. These taxes help maintain school buildings and buses, pay teacher and administrative salaries and buy books.