The Metropolitan Council sets the property tax rate. The 2007 tax rate for Urban Services District is $4.69, and the rate for General Services District is $4.04. Residential property tax is based on the assessed value, which is 25% of the appraised value, and commercial property tax is also based on the assessed value, which is 40% of the total appraised value.
The Villages of Old Hickory fall in the Urban Services District
Property taxes in Tennessee are calculated utilizing the following four components:
1. APPRAISED VALUE
2. ASSESSMENT RATIO
3. ASSESSED VALUE
4. TAX RATE
The APPRAISED VALUE for each taxable property in a county is determined by the county property assessor.
The ASSESSMENT RATIO for the different classes of property is established by state law (residential and farm @ 25% of appraised value, commercial/industrial @ 40% of appraised value).
The ASSESSED VALUE is calculated by multiplying the appraised value by the assessment ratio.
The TAX RATE for each county is set by the county commission based on the amount of monies budgeted to fund the provided services. These tax rates vary depending on the level of services provided and the total value of the countyâ€™s tax base. In the Urban Services District its $4.69, which the Villages of Old HIckory fall into.
To calculate the tax on your property, assume you have a house with an APPRAISED VALUE of $100,000. The ASSESSED VALUE is $25,000 (25% of $100,000), and the TAX RATE has been set by your county commission at $4.69 per hundred of assessed value. To figure the tax simply multiply the assessed value ($25,000) by the tax rate (4.69 per hundred dollars assessed).
$25,000 / 100 = 250 x $4.69 = $1172.50
($25,000 x .0469 = $1172.50)
for a tax bill of $800.00
here is more info on tax rates in the area: http://www.comptroller.state.tn.us./pa/pahtfytb.htm
Hope that helps!