How are personal property taxes calculated?

The appraised value of the property is multiplied by the assessment rate (determined by the personal property subclass) for the assessed value. The assessed value is then multiplied by the mill levy (tax rate) for the tax unit where the property was located as of the assessment date (January 1). That figure is divided by 1,000 for the full year property tax amount.

Example: To calculate the property tax on personal property with an appraised value of $5,000: Appraised Value 5,000 x Assessment Rate *30% = Assessed Value 1,500 x Mill Levy 126.635 / 1000 = Property Tax $189.95. * 30% is the assessment rate for property in the "motor vehicle" or "other" subclass of personal property. ** 126.635 is the 2001 Manhattan city mill levy.

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1. What is personal property?
2. What personal property is taxable?
3. How is personal property appraised?
4. How is personal property classified and assessed in Kansas?
5. What does the county appraiser do?
6. How does the county appraiser discover taxable personal property?
7. Who needs to list personal property for taxation?
8. Who must sign the personal property rendition?
9. When and where does a taxpayer file a rendition?
10. Personal Property Filing Penalties
11. How does the county appraiser determine personal property values?
12. Do personal property values depreciate every year?
13. How does the county's appraisal affect taxes?
14. When are taxpayers notified of the value of their personal property?
15. What can property owners do if they believe their personal property value is too high?
16. What takes place at the appeal hearing?
17. How are personal property taxes calculated?
18. What is the mill levy?
19. Who is responsible for the taxes due on property that was sold or purchased during the year?
20. Are property taxes prorated between buyer and seller?
21. Are personal property taxes prorated?
22. I sold my property during the year; do I still need to fill out a rendition?
23. When are personal property taxes due?
24. Where can taxpayers find additional information about property taxation?