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School Taxes Increase 3.4 Percent Statewide

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A new report shows that school property taxes increased 3.4 percent this year.

The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance report says the 3.4 percent comes after a 6 percent jump in 2009 and is the smallest change since taxes dropped a half a percentage point in 2006.

The average school tax rate is $9.11 for every $1,000 in property value. That is up 55 cents from last year.

The report says part of the reason for the increase is a 3 percent drop in the value of property taxed.

Nearly $4.7 billion was levied in taxes by school districts this year. That is 1.6 percent below the maximum that could have been sought under the law.

School taxes have gradually increased since 1996.


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