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Note: Market sales, assessed value history, and tax history are available on our website.
Taxable personal property includes (but is not limited to): office machinery, and equipment as well as supplies, and materials which are not held for sale or do not become an ingredient or component of an article being produced for sale. Also assessable as personal property are: furniture, fixtures and equipment in commercial use; leased equipment, certain leasehold improvements, manufacturing machinery, and equipment; agricultural machinery and equipment, contractor's, sawmill and logging machinery, and equipment.
Your share of the tax is determined by a simple formula:
Information on how much you will pay in property taxes won’t be available until the taxing districts adopt their budgets at the end of the year and any voter approved taxes are added or dropped in 2017. In early 2018 levy rates will be calculated and tax statements will be available. New tax amounts are usually available from the County Treasurer’s office in February of each year. Please visit us at: www.snohomishcountywa.gov/AssessorAnnualReports for detailed information regarding tax rates and distributions.
Last year, 12 of 13 ballot measures were approved by voters. Your assessed value determines your share of the taxes to be collected which are: voter approved taxes, typically for 39% to 44% of your tax bill and / or the amount levied each year by each individual taxing district allowed by law without going to a vote of the people.
Sales that occur in 2017 will be used to set the January 1st, 2018 assessments which will be used to calculate taxes due in 2019. Washington State law requires assessors to assess property according to the property tax calendar. This law applies whether the real estate market is increasing or decreasing. The following calendar of events helps explain this lag:
New assessment notices will be mailed in June & Sept. 2018 after revaluation & new construction are complete.
After notices are mailed, property owners have 60 days to appeal their value with the Board of Equalization.
Taxing districts receive their certified assessed values in October or November and set their budgets in November 2018 for taxes due in 2019. They may or may not also ask voters to approve ballot measures in 2018 that will affect taxes due in 2019.
Levies are calculated in January 2019 using the January 1st 2018 certified assessed values for revaluation and the July 31st, 2018 certified values for new construction. Tax statements will be mailed by the Treasurer in February 2019 for taxes due in April and October 2019.