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School district increases tax

Residents living in the Phoenix Union High School District boundaries will see their secondary property taxes increase beginning July 1.

The PUHSD Governing Board voted on June 24 to approve an increase in its primary property tax levy of $440,000. The increase will cause the property taxes on a home inside the PUHSD district boundaries to increase by approximately $1.06 per every $100,000 of assessed valuation. That brings the overall PUHSD district tax levy up from $138.98 to $140.04 per $100,000.

Arizona Revised Statutes allow school district governing boards to raise their primary property taxes every year to pay for increased expenditures in certain areas. The increase is exclusive of any changes that may occur from property tax levies for voter-approved bonded indebtedness or budget and tax overrides.

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