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14 Thursday, August 28, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Pahrump Valley Insurance Life * Group Medical 727-5700 Phone &amp; Fax Roger W. Burnley C.L.U. Pahrump's Only Complete One Stop Music Mart Ients; Lessons Sales, Service, & Repair Cassatte Tapes Compact Disk All  of IMhuml Indudin m Spmnhsh StmlnSl at tI.SISl tmlpe $?.DO disc. Over 4,000 Plants in Stock Cactus Desert Plants * Succulents (7O'2] (702) 727-630S 201 $. Frontage Rd. ]PRINTING, Inc. Quality offset printing done PAHRUMP Monday - Friday 8am/Spin Satin-day ~1 0am/3pm Pahrump Chamber of Commerce _ Beatty Chamber of Commerce Death Valley C3aambex of Commerce Understanding your tax bill by Ann Smart Gazette Staff Head Appraiser Sandy Musselman with the Nye County Assessor' s Office, Lila Clark of the State Board of Equaliza- tion and Pat Foster of the Treasurer's Office offered the following information to clarify tax bills Nye County resi- dents recently received in the mail. Nye County taxes are paid one year in advance, not after the fact, and the first installment was due August 18. The assessed values shown on the bill are divided into two separate amounts and the total is 35% of "Market Value." The Nevada Revised Statutes clearly state that assessed values cannot exceed "Market Value," and have solidly held up when tested in court actions. Check your tax bill carefully each year. You may contest your assessed value by filing an appeal with the County Board of Equalization. This board is comprised of your neighbors and friends. If you feel that this board has not resolved the problem, you then may file an appeal with the State Board of Equalization. This board is appointed by the governor and consists of professional people in the appraisal field. This board will re-evaluate all documents from the county hearing. If you want to contest the state' s decision you may continue an appeal to the District Court and finally the Supreme Court The "Real Estate" category reflects land sales that were recorded and comparable land sales in your area for the past year. The "Bldg./hnprovements" category reflects replace- iiiiii i ii J ii ii ment cost, as determined by the state, for buildings, wells, septic systems, trenching to lay utility lines, concrete and fencing. These predetermined replacement amounts are up- dated annually and issued by the state of Nevada. The state has determined that the replacement cost for the 1997-98 tax year of a well is $4,717, septic system is $1,515, trenching utility lines is $1,312. These figures will change from year to year as the state re-evaluates material and construction costs. These amounts are depreciated at one and one-half percent per year. Nye County property owners are not currently taxed on landscaping as is the case in some counties. The abbreviated categories under the listing of "Taxes," show an actual dollar amount that you are charged for each $100 of your total assessed value. For example, "CO GEN, 0.9782, 342.32," actually means, total assessed values di- vided by 100, times the 0.9782 rate, equals the amount owed on this one category. All the categories have a different rat S but are calculated in the same manner to arrive at the amoL bw' due. These categories are then added together to show a toh' dollar amount, with a federally mandated $12 Landfill ft added, which finally arrives at the TOTAL DUE. You are given the option to pay the entire amount, or pay quarterly installments on August 18, 1997, October 6, January 5, 1998 and March 2, 1998. These categories are detailed in a printed document as follows: 1997-1998 TAX RATE FOR PAHRUMP TAXES CO GEN = County General County Operating Expenses RATE (Dollar amount times $100 assessed) 0.9782 ROAD = All Roads in County 0.0050 MED & GEN IND = Medical & General Indigent services provided through County Social Services 0.0860 MUSEUM Pahrump & Tonopah 0.0083 JUVENILE = Operating expenses county wide 0.0770 HEALTH CLINIC = Health Nurse Offices CAP PROJECTS = Capital Projects (no description) SP CAP PROJ = Special Capital Projects Capital items for departments ST MEDICAL = State indigent/accident fund Persons injured on roads in county that are treated and cannot pay 0.0480 0.0085 0.0500 0.0150 DED CO MED = Dedicated County Medical Second tier medical indigency (Used after main line exhausts) 911 EMERGENCY County wide system STATE = Repayment of approved statewide bonds SCHOOL DIST = School District Operating expenses county wide SCHOOL DEBT = Outstanding bonds PAHRUMP TOWN = Operating expenses PAHRUMP POOL = Operating expenses PAHRUMP HOSPITAL = Operating expenses Pahrump Medical Center PAH HOSP DEBT = Outstanding bonds 0.0167 0.0050 0.1500 0.7500 0.5850 0.12 0.0049 0.0410 0.16 PAHRUMP LIBRARY 0.0301 Ad Valorem Total 3.1475 X each $100 of assessed value "imposed at a rate percent of the value as stated in the invoice <ad valorem tax on goods>," Merriam-Webster Dictionary. PLUS Landfill - Single 12.00 Federally mandated, this is not a county tax and therefore separated from the above rates. The total Amargosa rate is 3.6015; Beatty total rate, 3.3443; Gabbs total rate, 3.6400; Manhattan total rate, 3.6400; Round Mountain total rate, 3.6400; and Tonopah total rate is 3.5887. If you have any questions regarding your tax bilL, contact the Assessor's Office in your area.