Property tax seminar happening for first time tonight in Morgan County

By Gary Scott on November 24, 2015 at 8:20am

Morgan County residents have the chance to find out more about property taxes during a seminar tonight.

The event is happening at the Jacksonville Municipal Building and is being co-sponsored by Morgan County, the City of Jacksonville and State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer.

Morgan County Commissioner Ginny Fanning explains what information will be shared.

“Certainly it’s open to all citizens of Morgan County, and we’re hoping that this will explain the whole property tax process for them from the beginning of the assessment through the explanation of their tax bill, the levy process, and then some of the different property tax relief that’s available to citizens of Morgan County,” she says.

Those in attendance will also receive information regarding a property tax card and the GIS, or Geographic Information Systems. There will be an explanation of the Disabled Veterans property Tax Relief and the property tax appeal form.

“I don’t know how clearly people will study their tax bill and see where all those dollars go to. It doesn’t all go to the county, it goes to different bodies that we send to, the school district, of course, is the largest recipient of your tax dollars. So, we wanted people to understand where their dollars are going to,” Fanning explains.

“Not only how the amount is determined for their own property, but how it’s distributed and what services they are receiving because of that money that they’re contributing.”

The meeting starts at 7 p.m.