Arizona Property Taxes
In this post, we’ll cover how to pay, how much to pay, and when to pay Arizona property taxes.
Who Administers Arizona Property Taxes?
Property taxes in Arizona are administered by a county assessor. Each assessor selects the method of valuation based on technical considerations.
What Type of Property Does Arizona Tax?
Like most states Arizona requires property owners to distinguish between real property, land and buildings, and personal property when reporting property owned to your county assessor’s office. Arizona taxes property used for the purposes of:
How Do You Pay?
Arizona property taxes should be paid to the county, not the Arizona state revenue department. See each county’s website for questions regarding how to pay Arizona property taxes.
How Much Should You Pay?
Counties set tax rates on the basis of the total assessed valuation within their boundaries and a levy amount. Arizona property tax rates can vary from one county to another.
Residential real property is valued by local assessors using one of two methods:
Personal property is valued using the property’s original cost in most cases.
When Are They Due?
Arizona property taxes are due Oct. 1 of each year. If your tax due is over $100, half is due Oct. 1, and the remainder due the following March 1.
Where Can You Go For More Information?
View more information on Arizona’s personal property tax in Publication 545 and the annual Personal Property Manual.
More Arizona Tax Help
Gauging how your Arizona property tax is calculated and the proper amount is important, otherwise, you may be paying too much, too little, or not at all. Beyond this, there is a state tax deduction you may be eligible claim on your federal return.
If you’re looking for additional support with your Arizona tax questions, look no further than H&R Block Virtual. We’ll pair you with a tax pro with state-specific expertise. You can have your taxes done by a real tax pro without visiting an office.
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