Property taxes key for local governments

JACKSON – County residents in Mississippi pay on average 43 percent of their ad valorem taxes (property taxes) to support their local school district and another 3 percent to help fund their local community college.

The mechanics of how property is taxed and an explanation of where the revenue is directed were explained Monday during a luncheon meeting of the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute of Government/capitol press corps by Joe Young, who served 28 years as Pike County tax assessor.

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