Did You Get Your Property Tax Savings?

"This is a warning to legislative leaders about moving too many things to the state General Fund with the goal of providing property tax relief. Whatever savings the state tries to deliver, local governments quickly swallow that savings up."


Too many Iowa counties failed to pass along the property tax savings provided in the legislature's 2021 tax bill. In that bill, counties are no longer tasked with paying the bill for mental health services, as the responsibility of paying for mental health services was shifted from counties to the state.

A recent ITR Foundation report reveals that 48 Iowa counties did not pass along the full amount of the property tax savings that was provided. What can we learn from this, and how should it inform future property tax reform efforts?


Read the full ITR Foundation report.

Listen to this ITR Live podcast episode.

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