What are Real Estate Taxes?

In the State of Ohio, real estate taxes are based upon the appraised value of the property. Counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, and special districts each raise money through real estate taxes. Governments can levy taxes upon land located within their jurisdiction. The money collected from taxes funds schools, pays for police and fire protection, maintains roads, and supports community services such as libraries and parks.

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1. What are Real Estate Taxes?
2. Who determines property values?
3. What do mils on my tax bill mean?
4. Can you describe the calculations the Montgomery County Auditor uses to determine the amount of property taxes owed?
5. Are there ways I can reduce my property taxes?
6. I would like an explanation of how my tax dollars are being distributed. Could you explain this to me?
7. Who Calculates Property Taxes?
8. When are Taxes Due?
9. What were the property tax rates for jurisdictions in Montgomery County?
10. What is the Homestead Reduction Program?