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Tax Structure

Marion County Courthouse

Marion County Courthouse

Sales Tax: In Marion County, the total sales tax is 7%.  This is broken down into 5% Iowa sales tax, 1% local option sales tax and 1% SILO tax for schools.  Sales tax revenue is used to keep property taxes low and to help fund special projects.

Hotel-Motel Tax: Lodging properties within the city of Pella and the city of Knoxville have an additional hotel-motel tax rate of 7%.

Iowa Tax Advantages for Businesses:  Click here to learn more about business advantages for being located in Iowa.

Property Taxes: In Iowa, Home owners pay 43% of the property tax collected each year, farmers pay more than 22% and businesses/industry pay more than 31%.  Revenue received from property taxes is divided as follows:  42% to K-12 schools, 30% to city government and 22% to county government.  The remainder of the revenues goes to townships, extension, assessors, hospitals and merged area schools.

Local governments and school districts within Marion County, Iowa utilize property taxes and sales taxes to provide financial resources to fund infrastructure, public safety, parks and public education that enhance our quality of life.

Property tax rates vary by community and school district.  Commercial property is taxed at 100% market value.  Residential property tax values are rolled-back each year and are levied on less than 55% of the assessed value.  Property tax rates for each community are available below by clicking on the community.  The rates are calculated per $1,000 of taxable value.

Tax Structure

Bussey

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
14.47329 Twin Cedars Community School
12.22839 City of Bussey
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
34.60241 Combined Levy

Hamilton

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
14.47329 Twin Cedars Community School
8.10000 City of Hamilton
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
30.47402 Combined Levy

Harvey

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
16.67771 Knoxville Community School
8.09929 City of Harvey
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
32.67773 Combined Levy

Knoxville

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
16.7771 Knoxville Community School
15.17334 City of Knoxville
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
39.75178 Combined Levy

Marysville

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
14.47329 Twin Cedars Community School
9.25576 City
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
31.62978 Combined Levy

Melcher-Dallas

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
19.71217 Melcher-Dallas Community School
11.80088 City of Melcher-Dallas
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
0.21491 Township Cemetery
39.62869 Combined Levy

Pella

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
13.99256 Pella Community School
10.20005 City of Pella
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
32.09334 Combined Levy

Pleasantville

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
17.65711 Pleasantville Community School
10.38207 City of Pleasantville
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
0.40838 Township Cemetery
36.34829 Combined Levy

Swan

Year 2009 valued-FY10-11 Paid
17.65711 Pleasantville Community School
5.52349 City of Swan
6.77291 Marion County
1.12782 Community College, Misc.
0.40838 Township Cemetery
31.48971 Combined Levy
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