First, take the sales price, next subtract any homestead amount that you may have. Divide that number by 1000. Multiply that number by the current tax rate; to get you yearly taxes. I live in Cape Coral and our rate is 17.34 . You can also go to http://www.leepa.org Search property data base for the home your thinking about buying. Once you are on that home's page look at the top right it says tax estimator click on that a new window opens up punch in sales price and it will do the rest. I hope this was helpful.
Also, of course, there are exemptions, such as the Homestead Exemption, the Widow's Exemption, which will be subtracted from the assessed value of your property. For more information, please feel free to contact me. I cover the Cape Coral and Fort Myers areas of Southwest Florida.
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At a minimum the county or zip code, and is it a homestead property. Then we should be able to get you some better answers. Also your county Tax collector should have a website that will assist you in this question.
Gary De Pury
Bay Vista Realty & Investments, Inc.
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Director, Florida Association of REALTORSÂ®