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  • Two entertainment options this weekend: Power of Hope Festival - Sat from 4-9 pm @ Civic Plaza; Music in the Park - Sun 7 pm @ Haines Park.
  • Tomorrow, Wed. June 14th, water service will be disrupted in the 5th & 6th Ave areas by Haines Park. See attached: https://t.co/Bnk2WRSff1
  • City Hall will be closed this Thursday, June 15th, from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, due to funeral services for Mayor Conkling.
  • UPDATE: Information regarding services for Mayor Skip Conkling: https://t.co/ntQ0tcPN2Q

Welcome to Altoona, Iowa!

Altoona’s Urban Revitalization Plan pertaining to residential tax abatement is as follows:

            New Residential Construction – all qualified real estate assessed as residential property is eligible to receive a one hundred percent (100%) exception from taxation on the first $75,000.00 of actual value added by the improvements.  This exemption is for a period of five years.  The lot must be in an approved subdivision, the new home is required to be owner-occupied, and if the property is within a plat approved after December 31, 2006, the lot may be required to have two hardwood trees for tax abatement eligibility.

Example:  A new home is assessed at $200,000.00 by the Polk County Assessor.  After abatement is applied, the assessment is reduced to $125,000.00 for taxation purposes.  The $75,000.00 reduction in assessed valuation is constant for five tax years.   

            Residential Improvement – A home improvement that increased the property assessment, as determined by the Polk County Assessor, by ten percent or more, that portion of the increased assessment, up to a maximum of $75,000 is eligible for a five-year tax abatement.

Contact:  Susi Hoots – 515-967-5138 ext 150

2017 New Home Tax Abatement Application
2017 New Home Tax Abatement Application
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Please refer to the Polk County Assessor’s website for additional information: http://web.assess.co.polk.ia.us/cgi-bin/web/tt/infoqry.cgi?tt=adjustments/summary/UR

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