How Property Taxes Work
Property taxes are complicated and confusing.
A significant amount of confusion comes from the fact that your most recent tax bill was determined over a year ago. By the time you get your bill, it is too late to do anything except feel frustrated, get angry, and complain. However, it doesn't have to be this way.
The Iowa Department of Revenue lists 22 steps in the 18-month property tax cycle. To simplify, here are the six most important: