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County board to reduce real estate tax rate, though bills will still go up

Property tax bills are poised to go up — but somewhat less than initially expected.

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors’ budget policy committee discussed a plan on Friday (April 22) to set the property tax rate at $1.11 per $100 of assessed property value, a 3-cent decrease from the current rate.

However, due to increased assessments, property tax bills will still increase by $465 on average, or 6.7%, according to a county projection.

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