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Tarpon Springs city manager wants to hold the line on tax rates



Tarpon Springs' property tax rate may be among the highest in Pinellas County, but that's unlikely to change this year, even as rising property values result in more tax dollars for city coffers.

For the fourth consecutive year, City Manager Mark LeCouris has proposed a property tax rate of 5.45. That is more than the proposed rates for Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Clearwater and Largo. Only Pinellas Park and St. Petersburg have a higher proposed millage rate.

That means a Tarpon Springs property owner with a home assessed at $150,000 with a $50,000 homestead exemption is likely to pay $545 in 2014.

By comparison, the same property owner is likely to pay $373 in Dunedin or Safety Harbor, $515 in Clearwater or $522 in Largo.

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[Last modified: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11:44am]


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