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Old 07-21-2019, 11:54 AM
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To understand the differences;
What does property tax cover?by county
As compared to Maintenance fees?
And Amenities?
Are there any other fees in TV besides paying off the original bond?
I saw the video from Goldwingnut explaining bonds but the total financial set up in TV Is convoluted. I am a newbie myself but up north when property taxes were increased dramatically some on fixed income lost their long time homes.
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Very helpful. Thank you. I guess I was wondering what exactly does Say, Sumter property tax cover? Schools, fire etc roads including Morse. How is it calculated? When you are asked to pay for something don’t you want to know what it is for and why the amount? Particularly when there is suddenly a large increase?
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To understand the differences;
What does property tax cover?by county
As compared to Maintenance fees?
And Amenities?
Are there any other fees in TV besides paying off the original bond?
I saw the video from Goldwingnut explaining bonds but the total financial set up in TV Is convoluted. I am a newbie myself but up north when property taxes were increased dramatically some on fixed income lost their long time homes.
When we moved here 15 years ago I saw 2 bumper stickers that I liked a great deal:
1 - SNOWBIRDS.... taste like chicken.
2 - We DON"T care how you did it up North!

The questions in your post are good ones. I asked them too..... just before moving here. But better late than never!

The answers to your questions can be found online or in person from the Government either County or District.
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The wise learn from others’ mistakes. There is something about reinventing the wheel....

Please understand I am not only or even primarily, asking these questions for myself.
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The millage rate is a bit of a shell game.
The rate can be lower but your property value can be raised and you still pay more. The mileage can be higher and your property value lower and you pay less. This is a “proposed” increase. I am eager to see the end result. Fingers crossed.
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To understand the differences;
What does property tax cover?by county
As compared to Maintenance fees?
And Amenities?
Are there any other fees in TV besides paying off the original bond?
I saw the video from Goldwingnut explaining bonds but the total financial set up in TV Is convoluted. I am a newbie myself but up north when property taxes were increased dramatically some on fixed income lost their long time homes.
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Very helpful. Thank you. I guess I was wondering what exactly does Say, Sumter property tax cover? Schools, fire etc roads including Morse. How is it calculated? When you are asked to pay for something don’t you want to know what it is for and why the amount? Particularly when there is suddenly a large increase?
What is a Maintenance assessment?

Amenity fees

Amenity Fees

Solution: Waiver of Amenity Fees?

Property Taxes - Randy Mask - Sumter County Tax Collector

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Obviously, there has been a lot of past interest in these questions. I always felt that the sum of the whole (community) is always more than just the addition of its parts.
Like up north, (please forgive the comparison, I just couldn’t help myself) there seems to be a lot of information on HOW they collect property tax. I wish I could attend the meetings for the discussions so I hope someone will summarize them here at TOTV if they can.

Again, most helpful information.
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"How much is the increase?" On a homesteaded property, assuming the assessed value remains the same as last year at a little over $300K, the increase will be $320. Of course, the assessed value remaining the same is doubtful.

Why do you think the assessed value will change? In my experience, it hasn’t changed often and I’ve even seen it lowered.
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By FL law the assessed value of a home (primary residence w/homestead exemption) can only increase 3% or the percent change in the CPI (Consumer Price Index), whichever is less. I guess that is better than "unlimited"
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