Who pays the most in property taxes?

The data in this chart was obtained from the 2011 Real Property Tax Service Agency of Dutchess County. Property values have been adjusted to reflect 100 percent of assessed market valuation net of exemptions.

WASHINGTON — Town of Washington residents asked at the comprehensive plan visioning meeting about taxes. In fact, based on an analysis by The Millerton News, town residents on average pay lower tax rates than in surrounding Dutchess County towns.

But that doesn’t mean that town of Washington residents have lower tax bills. The total estimated market value of Washington properties is high, four times that of Pine Plains, two-and-a-half times that of North East. As a result, Washington residents pay as much in county taxes as residents in Amenia, North East and Pine Plains combined.

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