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School board looks to drop millage rate slightly
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The Liberty County Board of Education proposed a millage rate of 15.66 mills for 2017 property taxes, a rollback of 0.123 mills from last year, at the BoE’s morning session Tuesday.
Liberty County School System Interim Finance Director Janine Graham said, “due to inflationary growth the district can rollback its millage rate.”
The millage rate will put Liberty County in the required 95 percent in millage rates for Georgia school districts to maintain impact aid status.
Federal impact aid is given to school districts that lose potential tax revenue because of federal activities, such as a military installation like Fort Stewart.
The proposed rate will be advertised in the Coastal Courier.
The board has set another meeting on the tax rate for 5:30 p.m. Nov 14.
It and other tax authorities in the county are working toward a self-imposed mid-November deadline so that tax bills can be sent out by mid-December, giving property owners the chance to pay by Jan. 1 so the payments will qualify as income tax deductions on 2017 returns.

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