Sunday, October 1, 2023

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THE PUBLIC ASKS: Does Alamance have near lowest tax rate?

QUESTION: During last week’s public hearing on the Alamance County budget for 2023-2024, one of the speakers, Joe Wall, a cattle farmer from Snow Camp said that Alamance County had “the lowest tax rate – just about – in the state.” Is that accurate?

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ANSWER: Contrary to what one of the public speakers said at the commissioners’ budget public hearing on Monday, June 5 – Alamance County does not have the lowest property tax rate in the state. Rather, the county is bunched in the middle of tax rates.

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In fact, 45 of North Carolina’s 100 counties had lower property tax rates than Alamance County as of the 2020-21 fiscal year, the latest period for which the data are available, according to the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners (NCACC).

The statewide average tax rate was .6760 per $100 – in line with Alamance County’s rate of 0.67 cents per $100 – during the 2020-21 fiscal year, according to the latest tax rate survey by the NCACC.

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