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Revised Tax Bills to be Sent to Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District Property Owners

In the coming weeks, Gila County will issue revised tax bills to property owners in the Pine Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) to correct an error in the bills that property owners received in late September.

County staff calculated an incorrect tax rate for the District, using the District’s tentative budget rather than its final budget.  “We do our absolute best to make sure we don’t have mistakes like this,” says County Manager Don McDaniel. “We’re working to right this as swiftly as possible.” Staff has been in communication with the PSWID Board to address the issue and the District has requested that the County issue revised tax bills to its property owners. 

Based on the District’s final budget, their tax rate on the revised bills will be 1.3981 rather than the 1.7496 tax rate that was on the original bills sent out in September. This correction will result in a tax decrease of approximately $35.00 per $100,000 of assessed valuation.

State statute requires that tax rates be officially adopted by the Board of Supervisors. On Friday October 7, 2016, at 9:00 am, the Board adopted the correct tax rate for the district. The Gila County Treasurer will send updated bills to all property owners of the district. Property owners who have already paid their total or first half taxes will receive credit for the overpayment and may receive refunds. Property owners are advised to contact the Gila County Treasurer’s office at (800) 304-4452, extension 8702 or 8703 if they have further questions.