Local taxes

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Local taxes include taxes that apply to county or smaller divisions of government. These taxes can range from a local sales tax to property taxes and assessments.

A tax may be defined as a "any contribution imposed by government upon individuals, for the use and service of the state."[1]

Evaluating government websites

Government websites, be they county, city, or school district websites, should include:

  • Information about all taxes levied by the government whose website it is.
  • School District example: if property taxes fund a school district, we'd expect disclosure that the property tax of XXX percent goes to funding the local school district.
  • County / City example: List of local taxes, ability to pay taxes online.
  • Tax revenues stated in the budget. This is common in school district budgets who often break their revenue down by local, state, and federal.

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