Jackson County’s net tax digest is expected to fall 3.7 percent this year, less of a drop than many officials had expected. That data is based on preliminary numbers from Jackson County Tax Commissioner Don Elrod released this week.
Last year, the county’s tax digest fell 5.3 percent. Some officials had anticipated that the county’s tax could drop as much as 10 percent this year.
For the Jackson County School System, that district’s digest is projected to drop 4.9% according to county data.
Overall, Jackson County’s tax digest is expected to be $2.22 billion this year, down from $2.305 billion last year.