Which Types of Tax Districts Taking More, Which Less

Ups and downs.

That describes what McHenry County taxpayers will see in this year’s real estate tax bills.

As reported Saturday, county government provided significant savings by zeroing out last year’s $3 million Valley Hi Nursing Home tax levy.  (If they do it again, I understand the savings will be permanent.)

Results for each individual school district was published on Sunday.

A friend of McHenry County Blog has done the heavy lifting and found the following (remember 2015 taxes are paid in 2016):

COMPARISON OF 2015 PROPERTY TAX TO 2014
2015 TOTAL EAV  $7,075,931,695
2015 TOTAL TAXES  $   816,633,808
2015 AVG. PROPERTY TAX RATE          11.541007 SOME PAY LESS / SOME MORE
Median Home sale 2015  $          172,000
Assessment of Median  $           57,333
Property tax median home  $             6,617
2014 TOTAL EAV  $6,919,462,532
2014 TOTAL TAXES  $   815,876,046
2014 AVG. PROPERTY TAX RATE          11.791032
Median Home sale 2014 $166,500
Assessment of Median $55,500
Property tax median home $6,544

Looking at each different type of tax district, the following tables shows which are taking more and which taking less and how much more or less:

TYPE OF GOVT. UNIT TAXES 2015 COMPARED TO 2014
CEMETARY DISTRICTS $421.11
COMMUNITY COLLEGES ($892,126.57)
COUNTY & MCCD ($2,755,466.23)
FIRE DISTRICTS $390,752.43
LIBRARY BOARDS $233,193.34
MUNICIPALITIES ($33,462.52)
PARK DISTRICTS $68,209.27
MARENGO RESCUE SQUAD $17,938.13
LAKE IN THE HILLS SANITARY ($211,630.12)
NORTHERN MORAINE WASTE ($4,810.04)
SCHOOL DISTRICTS $3,638,670.36
TOWNSHIPS $17,339.59
ROAD DISTRICTS $83,178.71
SSAs ($92,510.68)
TIFs $298,064.64
Increase for 2015 $757,761.42

Comments

Which Types of Tax Districts Taking More, Which Less — 4 Comments

  1. While this does not affect your property tax bill, note that Kane County published their Tax computations at least three weeks earlier then McHenry County.

    We were told the delay was due to not receiving the state Equalization number.

    How did Kane County get it?

    How could Kane County publish the total taxes for MCC three weeks earlier?

  2. What the County giveth, the school taketh!

    Actually, the County got a little tiny bit of responsibility while the school districts remain irresponsible.

    As pointed out by Cal, if it were not for a lawsuit, the School taxes would still have been higher.

    School board elections next year!!

    Get ready.

    First we, the taxpayers, have to take back the school boards (it will not be easy because the unions will use your tax dollars to campaign for their candidates) and then we need to stand tall when the so-called teachers go on strike.

    Be prepared, it will be a tough battle!!

    BTW The voters spoke relative to MCC and we are seeing the results!!

  3. The tax rate on my home was as low as under 10% in 2011.

    This year my bill should be over 12% again.

    I know that’s partially because the EAV dropped tremendously, and there are less taxpayers due to foreclosures, but this is insane.

    I have friends out of state.

    They have larger homes, good schools, and pay up $8k to $10k less than me.

    That’s $8k to $10k that I could stick into a college fund for my kids, or do a nest egg for retirement.

    I feel so inspired to stay here.

  4. Every taxing group in this county still have
    a long way to go.

    It is nice to see a little progress.

    People do need to FOCUS on the school districts and what the teachers unions have done to us the taxpayers.

    Yes, we have good schools, but at a ridiculous cost.

    The pension system for teachers (especially administrators)
    gouges the tax payers even more than statewide employees & politicians.

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