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Mathews tax bills go out this week

The Mathews County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to reduce the real estate tax rate by a half cent, from 64.5 cents to 64 cents per $100 of assessed value, after a public hearing held during its May 24 meeting. Residents were slated to receive their tax bills in the mail sometime this week, with the due date for the first payment of real estate taxes extended from June 5 to June 30.

The board also set Wednesday, June 15, as the date for a public hearing on the fiscal year 2022-2023 budget. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the historic courthouse on Court Street.

Treasurer Wendy Stewart said that the bills were sent to the printer for distribution after the board meeting. “We were just waiting on the rate,” she said last Thursday. She had requested that the rate be changed either up or down in order to make record keeping easier for the treasurer’s office.Other tax rates will remain the same, including the personal property tax rate of $3.70 per $100 of assessed value...

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