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Frequently Asked Questions for Taxpayers

General Information About Special Session Act 1 of 2006​



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How does the Taxpayer Relief Act benefit taxpayers?

What powers does the Taxpayer Relief Act give to voters in each school district?

What is the source of funds for property tax relief?

How will the Senior Citizens Property Tax and Rent Rebate program be expanded?

​Homestead and Farmstead Exclusions



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What are homestead and farmstead exclusions?

How does a taxpayer become eligible to receive a homestead or farmstead exclusion?

Will every property owner receive property tax relief?

To what extent will property taxes be reduced?

Will every homeowner in the state get the same amount of property tax relief?

​Local Income Tax



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When can school districts raise their income tax in order to fund property tax relief?

What is the difference between the Earned Income and Net Profits Tax (EIT) and the Personal Income Tax (PIT)?

What is a Local Tax Study Commission?

What are the responsibilities of the Local Tax Study Commission?

How much will the income tax increase?

​Referendum Requirement for Tax Increases



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Will school districts need voter approval in order to raise school taxes?

What are the referendum exceptions in the Taxpayer Relief Act?

​Distribution of State Property Tax Reduction Funding



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When will school districts receive state-funded property tax relief?

Can a school district reject its property tax reduction allocation?