Kelley introduces property tax reduction bill in House
State Representative Dan Kelley of Newton is sponsoring a bill this session that would reduce property taxes up to $40 million next year.
“We know there are huge inequities in Iowa’s property tax system and this bill is a common sense step we can use to reduce property taxes and make the system fairer for all Iowans,” said Kelley. “This plan has strong bi-partisan support and I’m hopeful it can get approved before we adjourn for the year.”
Kelley is a sponsor of House File 179, which provides about $40 million in property tax relief through a special state fund designed to reduce and equalize property taxes statewide. The bill prevents a property tax increase when the Legislature approves state aid for schools and also targets relief to property tax payers in school districts with rates higher than the state average.
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