How are taxes computed?
The total tax levy to be collected is the sum of the local budget and the budgets of the School board, County, Fire Districts, and Open Space programs. This figure is divided by the total assessments in the Township to produce the tax rate. That tax rate is then applied to individual assessments.

The first half of your tax bill is estimated, and equal to one-half of the total prior year taxes. It is estimated because the rate cannot be computed until all budgets have been approved; that occurs in June. The second half tax bill is computed by applying the new tax rate to the current year assessment, then deducting the amount billed in the first half.

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1. When are taxes due?
2. Is there a grace period?
3. When will I receive a new tax bill?
4. How are taxes computed?
5. How can I make payment?
6. What is the interest rate on late payments?
7. I don’t have a tax bill, why am I charged interest?
8. My taxes are too high, what can I do?
9. What programs are available to reduce taxes?
10. I need to change my address or mortgage information, what should I do?
11. What is a tax sale? Can I buy property at the tax sale?
12. How do I pay off a lien?