There are five factors that determine your tax bill. Four of these factors are tax rates set by the school, city, county and community college. The fifth factor is your property valuation. If all four entities did not raise taxes but your property valuation increased, your individual tax bill could still be higher.
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Sioux Center’s city property tax rates are regularly ranked low among cities in northwest Iowa. To view comparisons with other local tax rates, view Area Property Tax Rates
To view comparisons with all Iowa cities, visit Tax Rate Web site, click the City Tax Rates link on the left, and open the file "Consolidated Tax Rate Comparison Between Cities."
For more details on this topic, view the FAQ: "Why did my tax bill go up even though the city did not raise taxes?"
If you live in the city limits, the city gets approximately 33% of your property tax payment. The school gets around 51%, the county gets 13% and the community college gets 3%. There are also some businesses located in TIF areas where a portion of the tax bill is split with these percentages and a portion is diverted to a particular project.
If you live outside of city limits, no portion of your property taxes goes to the city.
Sales tax in Sioux Center is 7%, which is normal for communities in Iowa.
That 7% rate is a combination of two rates. The Iowa sales tax rate is 6%. Like many Iowa cities, Sioux Center has a local option sales tax of 1%. Of this 1%, the City of Sioux Center gets approximately half. The remainder is split between the county and other cities in Sioux County.
No. The city collects property tax, local option sales tax and hotel tax.
However, the state does collect an income tax and gas tax.