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Estimating Your Property Taxes

To estimate the amount of property tax due you must first know the assessed (taxable) valuation of the property, the county tax rate, and the tax rate of any other jurisdictions in which the property is located. Add all applicable tax rates together to obtain the Total Combined Tax Rate. All tax rates are per $100 assessed value.

Use the following formula:

Assessed Value/100 x Total Combined Tax Rate=Estimated Taxes

Example:
A taxpayer owns property with an assessed value of $125,000. The tax rate for Johnston County is .78. The property is also located in Oakland Fire District. If Oakland's tax rate is .08, the Total Combined Tax Rate for this property is .86 (.78 + .08). This means that the property will be taxed at .86 per $100 of assessed value. The estimated tax is as follows:

$125,000/100 x .86 = $1,075

In some cases, there may be additional fees (motor vehicle fee, late listing fee, etc).

Annual tax rates are set by the Board of County Commissioners in June of each year.

Note: The rates that are in effect at the time of a motor vehicle renewal are the rates used to calculate registered motor vehicle taxes.

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Johnston County Tax Administration Office
207 E. Johnston Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-989-5130
FAX: 919-989-5614
taxoffice@johnstonnc.com
 

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