Tax Rates to Generate $809K in New Revenue for Kirkwood Schools

The 2012 tax rates set by the Kirkwood School Board Monday evening lowers the rate on residential real estate.

The Kirkwood Board of Education approved tax rates for the 2012-13 school year at the board meeting on Sept. 24. The 2012 residential real estate tax rate for homeowners was set at $4.2841 per $100 of assessed valuation. The 2012 residential rate is $.0037 lower than the 2011 rate of $4.2878.  

At the meeting, the school board set the 2012 tax rates at the “Current Year Tax Rate Ceiling” or the authorized tax rate for each class of property. 

The tax rates will generate $809,883 in new revenue at the 96 percent collection rate. The $809,883 increase is attributed to new construction within the District and increases in the commerical and personal property tax rates.

Each year by September 30, public school districts in Missouri are required to adopt the current year’s tax rate according to the calculations prescribed by the State Auditor’s Office. Kirkwood and other local districts use assessment figures from St. Louis County to calculate their new rates. The 2012 tax rates for Kirkwood School District are listed below.

2012 Kirkwood School District Tax Rates, including the debt service tax rate:

  • Residential $4.2841
  • Agricultural $5.4338
  • Commercial $5.4748
  • Personal Property $4.8845

This residential rate will appear for the Kirkwood School District’s portion of the real estate tax that is sent to homeowners.

The above information was submitted by the Kirkwood School District.


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