(Harlan) The county portion of Shelby County resident’s tax bills may be higher next year under the proposed budget that will be presented at Tuesday’s meeting.
According to the Harlan Tribune, the county plans to bring in approximately $554,877 more tax money next year to offset increases in expenses including; wage increases, large increases in workman’s compensation insurance premiums, and secondary road expenses.
County officials say this year a tax increase is necessary to provide the same services to the county residents.
Under the proposed budget, residential property owners will see a two percent decrease in their taxes while commercial property owners would experience a three percent increase. Farmland owners will notice a 15-percent increase on ag land only, and a seven percent increase on ag property with dwellings.
Last year, farmland was increased seven percent, residential and ag property was up six percent. Commercial property saw a two percent increase.
February 6, 2012