By Steve Hansen
Most Quay County property taxpayers will see their tax bills go down by a few dollars next year, according to county officials.
Exceptions include Logan non-residential taxpayers and horse owners, who will see slight increases in their 2016 taxes.
Janie Hoffman, deputy assessor, said the small decreases are due to increases in taxable value of county property paired with no change in the budgets used to configure the taxes.
The Quay County Commission approved the new tax schedule on Sept. 12.
In 2016, the net taxable value of county property totaled $201,158,062, according to a published tax schedule. In 2015, a comparable schedule lists total county property value at $194,009,707.
The New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration calculates the tax rates in mills, or dollars of tax per $1,000 in assessed value, Hoffman said.