Polk County supervisor proposes tax rebate for low-income seniors
Polk County's portion of property taxes for low-income seniors and people with disabilities would be rebated under a proposal Supervisor Matt McCoy announced Sunday.
Why it matters: It could mean hundreds of dollars in savings a year for roughly 20,000 homeowners.
Driving the news: McCoy will officially introduce the proposal at a meeting at 9:30am Tuesday.
What he's saying: McCoy cited the county's budget surplus, saying the local government can afford the proposal's estimated revenue loss, which could be up to $8 million in the first year.
Yes, but: The county's budget planning process for the fiscal year that starts in July is well underway.
Of note: The four other supervisors recently approved a resolution to remove McCoy from nearly all of his board appointments.
- McCoy is also running for re-election this year.
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