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Durham County, NC Property Tax Information

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Sample Property Tax Report for a Durham County, NC property


Property tax in North Carolina is a locally assessed tax, collected by the counties. The State Department of Revenue is responsible for listing, appraising and assessing all real estate estate within the counties. State legislation requires each county to reappraise real property, land, buildings and other improvements, at least once every eight years. However, it also allows them to revalue more frequently at their discretion.

Market Value

Durham County Tax Administrator's Office establishes the appraised value, also known as market value, for all taxable property within the county. Market value has been defined by The Supreme Court as the sale price of real estate as agreed upon between a willing buyer and willing seller, with neither being under duress to buy or sell.

Land value $31,000
Improvement value + $101,956
Market value = $132,956
Assessed Value

Property tax is based on the assessed value of the property, which is calculated based on market value and a predetermined ratio. North Carolina General Statutes require that real estate be assessed at 100% of its market value as of January 1 of each reappraisal year.

Assessed value = $132,956
Exemptions And Taxable Value

North Carolina provides taxpayers with several types of exemptions These are deducted from the assessed value to give the property's taxable value.

We have no information about whether any exemptions currently apply to this property. Therefore, the taxable value will be equal to the assessed value.

Property Tax

Property tax is calculated by multiplying the taxable value with the corresponding tax rates and is an estimate of what an owner not benefiting from any exemptions would pay. Actual taxes might differ from the figures displayed here due to various abatement and financial assistance programs.

Tax description Assessed value Tax rate Tax amount
Durham County Operating Tax $132,956 * 0.6850% = $910.75
Durham County Capital Tax $132,956 * 0.0894% = $118.86
City Of Durham $132,956 * 0.5675% = $754.53
Property tax $132,956 * 1.3419% = $1,784.14

For more information please visit the web pages of Durham County's Tax Administrator Office or look up this property's current tax situation.


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