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    Notice of Proposed Taxes Goes Out Aug 21
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The Property Appraiser's Office helps answer any questions about the notice  

The Property Appraiser’s Office mails the 2014 Notice of Proposed Taxes on Thursday, Aug. 21, to property owners in Palm Beach County. The total parcel count for 2014 is 650,548. Of that, real property – residential and commercial – account for 630, 993 parcels. The remaining 19,555 is for Tangible Personal Property accounts. The Notice includes preliminary information about your property’s market, assessed and taxable values for last year and 2014. The data will be posted on our website the same day, Thursday, Aug. 21.

Please keep in mind the Notice is not a tax bill. The Tax Collector’s Office mails tax bills in November. We produce the Notice of Proposed Taxes as a public service to give you an idea of what to expect when the taxing authorities work up their budgets.

The 2014 tax roll is based on 2013 sales transactions. In addition, your 2013 and 2014 exemptions that apply to your property, if any, are listed on the Notice. Also noted are any Assessment Reductions, such as the “Save Our Homes” cap on the assessed value of qualified homesteaded properties or the 10% cap on non-homesteaded properties and the benefit value of any applied exemptions.

Local taxing authorities, such as the county, school district, municipalities and other tax districts use the preliminary tax roll to set their budgets for the next fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2014-Sept. 30, 2015). Public budget hearing dates and times of each taxing authority are provided on the Notice of Proposed Taxes. The hearings provide you the opportunity to discuss the proposed budgets and tax rates that pertain to your property.

If you believe the market value of your property is inaccurate, please contact us. Our contact information is listed on the notice. If we are unable to resolve the matter, you can file a petition with the Value Adjustment Board. The deadline to file a petition to challenge a property’s market value, classification, or denial of an exemption is Sept. 15, 2014.