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The Iowa property tax is primarily a tax on "real property", which is mostly land, buildings, structures, and other improvements that are constructed on or in the land, attached to the land, or placed upon a foundation.

This property was evaluated by the Polk County as: Residential.

Market Value

Market value is the amount for which a property would sell in a competitive and open market, presuming that both buyer and seller are knowledgeable about the sale, allow sufficient time for it, and are not affected by undue pressures (e.g. foreclosures and bankruptcy). For agricultural properties a productivity and net earning capacity value is established.

Land value $46,700
Building value + $128,500
Market value = $175,200
Taxable Value

Taxable value are calculated based on market or adjusted value using an limitation. This process is commonly called rollback and is used in response to inflation. If the statewide increase in values of homes and farms exceeds 4% due to revaluation, their values are rolled back so that the total increase statewide is 4%. Rollback for 2013 is set to 43.3997% for agricultural properties, 54.4002% for residential properties and 95% for commercial properties.

Market value $175,200
2011 State Rollback Residential * 0.544002
Taxable value (estimated) = $95,309
Property Tax

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the property's taxable value by the applicable tax rates.
Base tax is an estimate of what an owner not benefiting of any exemptions and rollback would pay.
Notice that we used the 2012-2013 levies since the 2013-2014 levies are not available yet.
Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatements and financial assistance programs or other exemptions not included in our calculations.

Tax description Taxable value Tax rate Tax amount
Dallas Center Grimes OldSchool Debt $95,309 * 0.8936‰ = $85.17
Area Xl College $95,309 * 0.6912‰ = $65.88
State of Iowa $95,309 * 0.0033‰ = $0.31
City of Urbandale $95,309 * 9.5700‰ = $912.11
Polk County $95,309 * 6.9438‰ = $661.81
Agricultural Extension $95,309 * 0.0394‰ = $3.76
Broadlawns Hospital $95,309 * 2.9957‰ = $285.51
Urbandale $95,309 * 0.5320‰ = $50.70
Urbandale $95,309 * 17.6748‰ = $1,684.57
2012/2013 Base tax (estimated) $95,309 * 39.3439‰ = $3,749.83

For more information please visit the web pages of Polk County's Assessor and Treasurer or look up this property's current tax situation. Also, for a general overview of the Iowa property taxation you can access the State of Iowa's Department of Revenue.


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