Levy Estimator for May 4th Election
Jefferson- Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas announced the roll out of the May 4th 2021 Levy Estimator. This May's ballot will see 10 tax issues across the county with voters deciding on a variety of levies. “Our estimator allows homeowners to see more information on the levies this election and how those levies will impact their tax bill”, shared Auditor David Thomas. The Levy Estimator page allows residents to learn what is a renewal, additional, or replacement levy and what those mean for tax collection.
See the Levy Estimator
View how levies are calculated and applied to your tax bill
Individuals can use this simple formula for new levies as well:
Assessed Value x 35% x (number of mills/1000)= estimated tax burden
Click here for the full list of levies
It is important to note, that this tool only estimates the maxmum a levy will cost your specific property. The estimator does not take into account roll back tax reductions or other credits. For renewals, visit your property page and click tax distribution to see the amount currently paid and which would continue under a renwal passage.
County Auditor Levy Estimator is Now Available for May 4 Election
Jefferson- Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas announced the roll out of the May 4, 2021 Levy Estimator. This May 4th ballot will see 10 tax issues across the county with voters deciding on a variety of levies.
“Our estimator allows homeowners to see more information on the levies this election and how those levies will impact their tax bill”, shared Auditor David Thomas. The Levy Estimator page allows residents to see what is a renewal, additional, or replacement levy and what those mean for tax collection.
On the May Ballot some residents will not see any levies while others may see multiple requests for funds from local entities. A full list can be found on the Auditor’s webpage or the Ashtabula County Board of Elections website.
There are three different types of levies Thomas explained. Renewal levies extend existing levies at the same millage rate, meaning no increase in taxes to the homeowner. Replacement levies change existing levies’ reduced millage rates back to the full rate. These types of levies increase tax liability. New or additional levies generate tax revenue through new levies, raising the total effective tax rate for a given district and increasing the homeowner’s tax burden.
There are five additional levies on the ballot in the county, one replacement levy, and four renewal levies. Residents can view educational videos recorded by County Auditor David Thomas explaining the millage rates and amounts. Residents can ask questions of the Auditor’s Office or can contact their local government entities directly as well with questions for the purpose and use of the funds.
Thomas encourages residents to visit their property page on the Auditor’s site to see the exact amount renewal levies are currently charging their tax bills. Additional or replacement levies can be viewed through the tax estimator.
“The formula for new levies is relatively simple. Take your appraised value, multiply it by 35%, then multiply the millage amount, and divide by 1000,” shared Auditor Thomas.
For a 100,000 home in the Plymouth Township district as an example, the Ashtabula Area City Schools additional 3.8 Mill Current Expense Levy will cost that resident an additional $133 while the Township’s 5 Mill Fire and EMS Levy will add $175.
The 2020 State Mandated Revaluation values for properties will be used for the estimator as those values were effective for January 1, 2020. Any changes that property owners have during 2021 such as demolition of a structure, damage, or additions should be shared with the Auditor’s office to update values for 2021.
To learn more about levies and property owner’s tax liabilities, residents are encouraged to visit the County Auditor’s website at www.auditor.ashtabulacounty.us or call 440-576-3783 to ask questions. The Levy Estimator is available on the Auditor’s website homepage.