7-cent property tax increase approved in Wilson County
Aug 27, 2012 10:57 PM
Reported By Tracee Tolentino, Reporter - bio | email
WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. -
County commissioners voted to increase property tax by 7-cents in Wilson County during a meeting Monday night.
During the more than three hour meeting residents were able to voice their opinions and concerns about the increase which will bring taxes to $2.57 per $100 of accessed property.
"It's up to you to decide really what we need to do. Do we need more taxes or do we need to take that pencil and sit down like my wife and I do with our budget?" one resident said.
Another added, "Now we're faced with a dilemma wondering if we are going to be able to afford to stay here for a few more years or move to Central America where we can live on a compound to afford to hire people to help us in our old age."
With the increase, property tax for a home valued at $100,000 will raise nearly $35 per year.
The property tax increase will help cover road improvements, school renovations and pay raises for county workers.