Levy Estimator for the November 2nd Election
County Auditor Levy Estimator is Now Available- Click here to view
Jefferson- Ashtabula County Auditor David Thomas announced the roll out of the November 2021 Levy Estimator. This November 2nd ballot will see 39 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 shows residents what is a renewal, additional, or replacement levy and what those mean for their tax burden.
There are three different types of levies. 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. Finally, 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 four additional levies in the county, seven replacement levies, and 27 renewal levies. Residents can view educational videos recorded by County Auditor David Thomas on his website or contact the Auditor’s Office with questions. Residents can also contact their local government entities directly for more detailed information on the purpose of the funding.
The levy estimator is based on the Tax Year 2020 values. If a resident adding new construction this year or changed their property, that would not be reflected in the estimator but will be seen with their new tax bill in 2022 for Tax Year 2021.
“We also placed information on Issue 1, the .5% Sales Tax issue that all Ashtabula County voters will see on their ballot,” explained Auditor Thomas. “A .5% increase means $.50 for every $100 of taxable purchases or $5.00 for every $1,000 as an example”.
For those property owners interested in seeing a breakdown of their taxable amount for each levy passed over the years, Auditor Thomas recommends visiting the Auditor’s website and looking at the Tax Distribution page for your property. This page displays when a levy was passed, the effective tax rate it is currently collecting, and how much the individual property owner pays towards that levy.
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 learn more. The Levy Estimator is available under the Real Estate tab on the Auditor’s Home Page.