My neighbor and I have very similar homes. Why is my tax bill higher than theirs?

There are two distinctly different numbers associated with each property. The State Equalized Value (SEV) represents half the property's market value and Taxable Value which is a multiplier in your tax bill. If you have a home that is truly similar to your neighbor's home your SEV should be about equal to theirs; however, the Taxable Values would probably not be the same. Since the passage of Proposal A in 1994 the Taxable Value is used to calculate tax bills. Each Taxable Value will depend on the Capped Value formula and whether or not there has been a transfer of ownership or a Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase. The Taxable Value calculation is also subject to any additions and/or losses to the property. SEV and Taxable Value are not the same and should not be compared when calculating a tax bill.

The calculation for your tax bill is as follows: Taxable Value × Voter Approved Millage Rate = Property Tax Bill.

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1. Can I view my property and tax information, and pay my tax bill online?
2. Where is your office located?
3. What is the difference between the Assessed Value and Taxable Value of my home?
4. How is my Assessed Value calculated?
5. How is my Taxable Value calculated?
6. I just purchased my home. Shouldn't the assessed value be half of what I paid?
7. I recently purchased a home. Will my taxes on this property be about the same amount as the prior owner's taxes?
8. My neighbor and I have very similar homes. Why is my tax bill higher than theirs?
9. Why did my taxes go up so much this year?
10. What can I do if I disagree with the Assessed Value or Taxable Value placed on my property?
11. What if I am not satisfied with the Board of Review's decision on my appeal?
12. Do I need to notify the Assessing Department if I'm moving?
13. How do I change my name on my City of Marshall accounts?
14. Does the City calculate tax prorations?