Understanding Your Tax Bill

Top portion of Tax Bill

  1. Address Block The mailing address is usually obtained from the Assessor's Office who in turn receives the information from the Deed or Affidavit of Value recorded with the Recorder\'s Office. The mailing address may be different than the owner or the property address.
  2. Limited Value(Primary) Legislatively established value based on a mathematical formula that limits the valuation increase in any given year. Taxes on Limited Value for the maintenance and operation of State, County, cities, School Districts and Community College Districts.
  3. Full Cash Value(Secondary)Assessor's estimate of true market value. Taxes on Full Cash Value, but used to fund bonds, overrides, and certain special districts.
  4. Total 2014 Assessed TaxesThis shows the total current tax amount due, if paid in full.

Bottom portion of Tax Bill

  1. Primary Limited Values(PRI) Limited Value is a figure determined by mathematical computations provided for in the statutes. This area explains the property, shows the property limited value, shows the property classification percentage, and shows the limited assessed value. The limited assessed value is figured by multiplying the limited value by the ratio.
  2. Parcel/Account # The parcel number identifies the subject property, or land parcel, for tax purposes. The number is composed of the book, map, and parcel number as defined by the Maricopa County Assessor's Office, and has a check digit for verification of input.
  3. Property Address According to the Office of the Maricopa County Assessor this is the physical location of the property being represented by this bill.
  4. Secondary Full Cash Values(SEC)Full Cash Value represents the Assessor's approximate market value. The full cash assessed value is figured by multiplying the full cash value by the ratio.
  5. Area Code Assessor assigned code that represents the sub-political jurisdiction that receives the tax dollars. The first two digits represent the school district, the next two digits represent the city or town and the last two digits represent special districts.
  6. Special District These districts are authorized by statute and approved by local voter's government to provide specific service to the taxed individual. The assessments for these special districts are not always calculated on the values of the property. They can be based on the value in acreage, value in dollars, or value in frontage square feet.
  7. Legal Description Description of real property sufficient to locate it on the ground by reference to surveys or approved recorded maps.
  8. Previous Year Comparison This column lists the amount of tax for the previous year.
  9. Current Year Tax Distribution This column is the breakdown of the current taxes. It shows the tax rate for every $100 is assessed value and the total tax for each jurisdiction. The taxes can be figured by multiplying the limited assessed value or full cash assessed value by 100 percent. Then multiply that amount by the tax rate.
  10. Percentage Change This represents the difference between the current year assessment and the prior year assessment as defined in the form of a percentage.
  11. School District Your local school district assesses tax for Maintenance and Operations and Capital Outlay.
    School Bonds A voter approved tax required to pay for the debt service for City, County, and School Bond Projects.
    School Overrides A tax that has been approved by voters in prior years to exceed the operating budget. Voter overrides may last up to three years unless an additional override is subsequently approved by public vote.
  12. Community College Dist This tax is levied for the maintenance and operations of the Maricopa County Community College District.
    Community College Dist Bonds A voter approved tax required to pay for the debt service for Community College and School Bond Projects.
    State Equalization Tax County equalization assistance for education.
  13. State Aid State Aid to Education is given on residential property for school district tax rates.
    Elderly Assistance Prorata-credit for the school district's primary tax from qualifying for the "Senior Valuation Freeze."
  14. City Tax If your city has enacted a property tax for operations, it is shown here.
  15. General County Fund This is a tax for operations and a supplemental tax for school districts that is to be distributed by the States funding requirements.
  16. Flood Control of Maricopa Cty Maricopa County Flood Control District - The Board of Supervisors authorizes a countywide tax for the construction of flood control projects within Maricopa County.
    Central AZ Water Consv Dist Central Arizona Water Conservation District - A countywide tax for both the operations of the districts and a water storage fund.
    Fire District Assistance Tax Local Volunteer Fire District - A countywide tax levied by the Board of Supervisors to supplement the Local Volunteer Fire Districts Tax Levies for community fire districts.
    County Library Maricopa County Library District - This district collects taxes for the main County Library, community branches and contributes to a countywide library loan program with other city libraries.
    County Health Care District This is a "County Wide" taxing jurisdiction that was created by the voters to provide supplemental funding for Maricopa Integrated Health Services.
  17. Grand Total Total Current Tax Due. This shows the total current tax amount due, if paid in full.

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Parcel number 123-45-678 9, can be entered as 123 45 678

Parcel number 123-45-678a 9, can be entered as 123 45 678 a

For Mobile Home/Business Personal Property - Use the personal property roll number with a prefix of 9 as the parcel number.
Example: Roll number 60-00-001 8 can be entered as 960 00 001.

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