AFP Encouraged by Fairfax Supervisors’ Decision Not to Raise Property Taxes

Mar 8, 2017 by AFP

Fairfax, Va., – Americans for Prosperity – Virginia (AFP-VA) is encouraged by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ recently-announced decision not to raise property taxes for 2018. The supervisors have advertised the proposed tax rate of $1.13 per $100 of assessed value, indicating no tax hike will be pursued.

Despite the unchanged property tax rates, AFP-VA pointed out that residents whose property values have increased may still see higher taxes next year. If the current tax rate is adopted, the average Fairfax County property tax bill will increase by $40.69.

Americans for Prosperity’s Northern Virginia Director, Tyler Muench, declared the decision a “victory for Fairfax County taxpayers.”

“In light of last year’s proposed meals tax increase, we are pleased that the Board of Supervisors decided not to raise taxes on Fairfax residents. Taxpayers made it clear in November that they are against more new taxes when they voted down the meals tax. We have advocated for fiscal responsibility in Virginia for over ten years and are encouraged that supervisors are choosing not to raise taxes. We will continue to fight for taxpayers throughout the Commonwealth.”

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