Sussex County – 23 Years Without Property Tax Rate Increase

GEORGETOWN, DE – Sussex County unveiled a $121.1 million proposed budget for FY 2013 Tuesday.  For the 23rd consecutive year the county has completed its budget without proposing an increase in the county’s real property tax rate.

Included in the budget is a $0.035 tax credit (incorrectly called a rebate in some reports) for the coming fiscal year.  Under the plan taxpayers whose taxes are current will receive a credit against their current tax bill.  This amounts to a 7.8% decrease in  the effective tax rate.

Because Delaware has independent school districts, the county budget does not include the cost of public schools.

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