The City of Abilene has a longstanding history of fiscal responsibility based upon sound financial planning and budgeting. It has made it possible to maintain a very reasonable mill levy rate over the years for property owners. To figure your mill levy rate simply follow the instructions from Calculating Your Tax (PDF).
Sales Tax within the City of Abilene is presently 8.75%
6.50% State Sales Tax
1.50% County Sales Tax
.50% City General Fund Sales Tax
.25% City Special Street Sales Tax (Sunsets in 2023)
The City Sales Tax plus the portion of the County Sales Tax the City of Abilene receives goes into the General Fund to reduce the amount of property tax assessed each year. Approximately $1.2 million is received each year.