Property Tax Reassessments – School Districts Increased Their Millage Rates
Lancaster Online recently discussed the property tax rates for the 2018-19 tax year for all Lancaster County school districts. Since your school tax is usually much larger than the municipal and county tax, the increase in the school tax rate is going to account for the majority of the increase in your property taxes. With this information, you can start to determine how your property tax reassessment will affect you.
If you live in the Hempfield School District, for example, the 2018-19 school tax millage will be 20.33. Even if the municipal and county taxes remain the same, a change in the assessed value of your property will mean an increase in your property taxes. For example, if the value of your property in the Hempfield School District was increased by $100,000.00, your taxes will increase at least $2,033.00 per year. Because most school districts increase their tax rates every year (unless you live in the Manheim Central School District, anyway), the effect that your reassessment will have on taxes will get greater every year.