The Doral City Council has proposed to keep the tax rate the same for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
The council would keep the tax rate at $2.2215 per $1,000 of taxable property.
That’s one of the lowest rates in Miami-Dade County. This year, only Aventura and Pinecrest had lower rates.
The owner of a $300,000 home would pay about $568 in property taxes. That’s a $13 increase, assuming the owner qualifies for the standard $50,000 homestead exemption and the home’s taxable value increased by 1.7 percent, the maximum allowed this year for an owner-occupied home.
Council voted unanimously to advertise this rate last week. This advertised rate can be lowered during the budget season, but can’t easily be raised.
The council will hold a budget workshop on at 9 a.m. on Aug. 21 at the Doral Government Center, 8401 NW 53rd Terrace. Two public hearings on the budget will follow at 5:01 p.m. on Sept. 11 and Sept. 25.
The proposed tax rate and hearing dates will be included in a state-mandated letter residents will receive in August, called a “TRIM notice.” It will list proposed tax rates for the city, county, school board and other local agencies.
The new budget year begins Oct 1.
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