Chelan County Assessor

Impact of New State School Tax

The new school funding model is designed to shift the burden of paying for basic education off local levies, which originally were intended for enrichment activities. Engrossed House Bill (EHB) 2242 caps local school Maintenance & Operation (M & O) levies for 2019 collection at $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value. But in 2018, taxpayers in school districts throughout the state will see an increase in their combined local and state tax rate, as the new state tax kicks in before the old local M & O levy rates are phased out.  This year, everybody is going to be paying more in property taxes because of the overlap.

Legislation passed in 2017 adds more money for public schools through a new state school tax. EHB 2242  increases the state school general tax in Chelan County by 42 percent in 2018.

The State School Tax is now identified in 2 parts.  The original at $2.03 per $1,000 of assessed value and the EHB 2242 addition (State School 2) of $1.10 per $1,000 of assessed value.  Qualifying seniors/disabled persons are exempt from the State School 2 tax.  For more info visit:  https://dor.wa.gov/get-form-or-publication/publications-subject/tax-topics/funding-education

Questions concerning this new state school tax should be directed to your state legislators.  Questions regarding the 2019  limitation on local M & O levies (renamed to Enrichment) should be directed to either your school district superintendent’s office or the North Central Educational Services District. Click here for legislative and school contact information.

Posted: 03/19/2019 08:41 AM
Last Updated: 03/29/2019 07:49 AM

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