Tax levies have been set and residents will be paying slightly less this year than last.
The biggest drop comes with the county’s general fund levy decreasing by 2.6 percent.
There has been a change in the name of the tax that funds the library and the disabilities and specials needs. The name has gone from special education to community services.
For school taxes, the levies remain the same.
Also the tax levies for the towns of Pomaria, Prosperity and Newberry remain the same.
The Town of Whitmire had a slight 1.1 mill increase.
Newberry County Auditor Donna Lominack says that 37 cents of each dollar spent in taxes will go to fund county operations and almost 63 cents will go to school funding.
However recent laws state that school taxes are not paid on owner occupied homes.
On a second property, vehicle, watercraft, aircraft or local business a person will pay $1,146 on property valued at $50,000.
On a legal residence the amount paid on a home valued at $50,000 will be $390.
For those over 66 with a homestead exemption the cost on a home valued at $50,000 would be nothing and $390 on a home valued at $100,000.