Basement remodels add more beautiful living space and are usually treated like new construction. This means that it increases your home’s assessed value and therefore an increase in property taxes should be expected.
Property taxes are levied by local administrations in order to finance public services and ongoing projects implemented in order to increase the living standards and make the neighborhood more appealing commercially. The final tax is determined by multiplying the new taxable value of your house by the mill rate and dividing the result by 1,000. In most cases, the increase is not outrageous, and the extra money you pay for your finished basement is worth it.
Local authorities determine property taxes, which are updated every year. Any change to the building could alter your tax, so finishing your basement makes no exception. Unfinishing a basement can also result in a lower property tax, but for this, it must meet several conditions. For more information, please contact your County Assessor’s Office.
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