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How to Compute for Real Estate Taxes

For you to pay your real estate tax accordingly every year, it is helpful to come up with a guesstimate of how much money you should pay to the government. The best way to arrive at this estimation is to learn how to calculate your real estate tax as accurately as possible. In order to be able to calculate your real estate property tax, you need to have data about the property you own and the local assessment rates. Here are the steps you must follow.   * In order to calculate your real estate tax, you have to add the estimated value of your land and building and consider the sum of both as the total estimated value.   * Then, what you should do next is to make inquiries about the estimated property taxes of the incoming year. The tax rates of last year may serve as a helpful guide.   * You also have to take advantage of tax exemptions. More often than not, your property may qualify for certain tax exemptions such as elderly people, the disabled and sometimes even widows.   * The next step is to multiply the new amount you've come up with as regard to the assessed value of your property by the estimated property tax percentage for the coming year.   However, you must always bear in mind that the amount you've come up with is only a guess and the actual real estate tax rates you are going to pay may have a significant difference. For this reason, it is prudent to have a budget bigger than the estimate you have come up with.