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Old 12-06-2010, 03:12 PM
Location: Austin, TX
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Texas has the highest property tax rates in the country as a % of appraised value
Who cares what the % of appraised value is? Not to say it is low (it isn't) but compared to the more meaningful metrics of either % of income or total $ amount, it isn't nearly so bad as people seem to think....

Not to mention they are not the highest as % of appraised value....
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:44 AM
Location: Central Texas
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Originally Posted by orbius View Post
Texas has the highest property tax rates in the country as a % of appraised value so while your statement maybe true its extremely misleading.
Once again you exaggerate the impact of property tax in Texas.

New Jersey has the highest property tax burder per capita in the US. And actual rates are comparable to those in Texas. The property tax rates are highly variable in NJ - but the rates are above 3% in many areas.

Essex county - home of Newark:

NJ Division of Taxation - General Tax Rates by County and Municipality

Camden county - home of Camden:


NJ property tax collections were $2625 per capita in 2008 vs Texas' collections of $1394. Actual tax expenditures are far more meaningful than rates.

The Tax Foundation - State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita by State, Fiscal Year 2008
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