Taxes provide the revenue that finances government programs at all levels, with income and payroll taxes the largest federal revenue sources. Under the graduated tax system in the United States, those with larger incomes generally are taxed at higher rates than those with lower, but special tax breaks and loopholes can create complexity and inequity.
Map: Property Taxes in Your County
November 26, 2013
How much does the average household in your county pay in property taxes, and how does your county stack up to the rest of the nation? Use our interactive map to explore property tax rates and home values at the county level nationwide.
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