County taxes discounted until Dec. 8

The Manatee County Tax Collector’s Office this month mailed 157,634 annual tax bills and notices to property owners.

The office is encouraging property owners who did not receive tax bills to print a copy from

Taypayers also can make payments on the website, as well as complete applications to pay in quarterly installments.

Annual payments received or postmarked by Dec. 8 are discounted 4 percent.

The total taxes owed to Manatee County governments is $481,703,771.31.

The total taxable property value for the county is $32,402,644,636.

A report from the Manatee County Property Appraiser’s Office indicates the total taxable value in Anna Maria is $609,147,976, in Bradenton Beach it is $403,596,403 and in Holmes Beach it is $1,237,767,765.

Property owner’s tax bills show the millage rates and taxes for the various taxing authorities — from Manatee County to the local municipality, as well as the school district, fire district, mosquito control district, water management district, library operations and navigation district.

Total millage rates — rates that combine the charges from all the taxing authorities for a property — are 16.4927 mils in Anna Maria, 16.8584 mils in Bradenton Beach and 16.4545 mils in

Holmes Beach. For comparison, the rate is 16.4545 mils in Bradenton and 19.3707 mils in Palmetto and 15.3154 mils in unincorporated Manatee County, including Lakewood Ranch.

A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value of property.

Unpaid 2010 taxes become delinquent on April 1, 2011.

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