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Henderson, Kaufman Counties officials' deliberate tax rates


David Webb is a veteran journalist who has written for the mainstream and alternative media for three decades. He is now a freelancer who lives in the Cedar Creek Lake area.

The Kaufman County Commissioners Court will consider raising property taxes by 1.25 cents per $100 valuation at its Sept. 19 meeting for the 2016-2017 budget year.

The court proposed the increase to pay for repayment of transportation bonds voters approved for ongoing road improvements.

The proposed rate would be 58.87 cents per $100 valuation. The current rate is 57.62 cents. The effective tax rate, the amount needed to raise the same amount of revenue as generated last year would be 54.97 cents.

The total budget for the 2016-2017 year is $41.4 million.

Henderson County’s Commissioners Court approved a 47.8 cents per $100 valuation rate recently for its $36 million 2016-2017 budget. The new rate is equal to last year’s rate, and it is slightly below the effective tax rate.

The effective tax rate for Henderson County would be 48 cents per $100 valuation.

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