Taxes: Where does the money go?
It’s a common refrain to hear people lament not knowing where their tax dollars are spent. That’s the same in most any community in America. Beechtree News wondered the same thing, so we’re presenting this breakdown of where your Butler County real property taxes are allotted. The percentages and figures presented as cents per $100 assessed value.
By far the greatest amount of tax dollars collected goes to the Butler County School system. The school system receives 37.7 cents per $100 dollars assessed, which is 11th from the bottom of the 174 school districts in Kentucky. That figure far outweighs the next largest recipient of tax funds, the State of Kentucky. State taxes take 12.2 cents per $100 assessed.
The Ambulance Board takes 8.8 cents per $100 assessed, slightly ahead of Butler County, which receives 8.3 cents per $100. The Library tax amounts to 6.7 cents per $100 assessed, with the Extension Service receiving 6.13 cents, and the Health Department taking 2.5 cents per $100 assessed.
Overall in Butler County the real property tax rate, derived by combining all separate taxes, is 82.08 cents taxed per $100 assessed value of property.
Depending on where you live in the county you maybe paying additional taxes including city, watershed, ect....