Alachua County Considering Tax Changes

Gainesville,Fl---

Alachua County is considering changes to the way the county taxes citizens.

A new "fire" assessment and "stormwater" assessment are being considered to replace outgoing Fire Municipal Services Tax Unit and the Incorporated MSTU.

County officials said they believed this was the best way to have an equitable tax system for county residents, but the proposals are not yet official.

The public will have a chance to weigh in on August 22, 2017 when a public hearing is scheduled.