Pierce County residents see double-digit property tax increases

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The county will send out tax statements on Friday, Feb. 14. Payments will be due at the end of April and again in October. Pierce County Assessor-Treasurer Mike Lonergan said this is likely the last time homeowners will see taxes fluctuate so drastically for years to come. 

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Pierce County residents will be seeing an increase in their property taxes this month. Depending on where in the county taxpayers live, they could see anywhere from a 4% to 20% increase. Taxes on the average home will rise by 4% to 9% in Puyallup, Edgewood, Steilacoom, and DuPont. The rest of the county will see an increase in the double digits.

[…] Lonergan said that the increase can be contributed primarily to two factors: actions by the state Legislature in its continued response to the longstanding McCleary school funding legal battle and votes by local citizens to increase tax rates in various districts.

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