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Where your tax dollars go

Your Barrington home is worth about $222,811 and your property taxes are about $7,023, according to state public records. And with the 2012 Final / 2013 Preliminary Tax Bill for the borough starting to arrive at residences, it seems like the perfect time to see where that money goes.

According to the tax bill, more than half of the property tax you pay each year — 50.8% — goes to fund Barrington schools. Most of that money goes directly to the school district, although a certain amount is paid to other school districts to educate Barrington students, such as the $3.5 million sent to Haddon Heights School District for Barrington teens attending the district’s high school.

The next biggest chunk of your property tax bill — 26.42% — goes to Barrington municipal services, such as upkeep of the roads, public works projects and paying police and firefighters.

The final portion — 22.78% — is a tax paid to Camden County for everything from roads and park upkeep to open space preservation to educational initiatives at the county college to fireworks displays and musical performances.

The state also returns funds it collects from residents to “government agencies funded by this bill” amounting to about $2,174.64, based on the average home value in the borough.

Questions about your tax bill should be directed to:

  • County: 856-225-5353
  • School: 856-547-8648
  • Municipal: 856-547-0706

Stay tuned for more on property taxes in coming days.

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One comment on “Where your tax dollars go

  1. Pingback: After steep increases, property tax rates even out in Barrington, nearby « Barrington Bulletin

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This entry was posted on July 29, 2012 by in Borough Hall, Business / Money, Region, Schools and tagged , , , .
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