Smaller annual tax rebate coming to Hamilton County property owners in 2019

Smaller annual tax rebate coming to Hamilton County property owners in 2019 (WKRC)

HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) - Hamilton County's budget problems will mean fewer dollars in the pockets of county property owners after a vote by county commissioners on Wednesday.

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted 2-1 in favor of a smaller annual property tax rebate. The rebate began in 1996 as a trade-off to voters who passed a sales tax hike to build Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.

However, sales tax revenues are coming in too low for the county as it faces a $29 million deficit, so the rebate is being reduced.

The owner of a $100,000 home will now get a $29 rebate instead of a $61 rebate. Reducing the rebate will net $8 million for the financially-troubled county.


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