Americans are pi*sed over rising property taxes

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Americans are growing increasingly frustrated at property tax levels, a new poll has shown.

According to a new UChicago Harris/AP-NORC poll, around two thirds of Americans surveyed believe their property tax rate is too high. The poll was conducted in 2023, between December 14 to 18, with 1,024 participants across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The survey found 69 percent of adults in the U.S. believe their property tax rates were “unfair”, with 27 percent saying they were “about right”, and 3 percent claiming they are taxed too little.

Across the country, property taxes, also known as real-estate taxes, are imposed at a local level, with homeowners in each state paying different amounts. Property taxes go back into local communities, helping to pay for infrastructure improvements, public services and schooling. According to retail lender Rocket Mortgage, the highest rates are applied in New Jersey, Illinois and New Hampshire, whereas the lowest taxes are paid in Hawaii, Alabama and Colorado.


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