Murfreesboro Residents Get A Big Tax Hike After Decades Of Flat Taxes

Jun 26, 2019
(Story originally published on the Nashville Public Radio website)

 Update: This story has been updated to reflect the Wednesday vote by the Rutherford County Commission.

Rutherford County commissioners voted on Wednesday to increase the property tax by 5.7%. This means Murfreesboro residents are facing two separate property tax hikes. One at the city level, and another at the county level.

It’s been 21 years since the city of Murfreesboro raised property taxes. And as a conservative, keeping taxes low is part of Councilman Eddie Smotherman’s ideology.

It passed and will cost the average homeowner an additional $300 a year.

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