In the State of Washington, taxes are based on the assessed values from the previous year. Property parcel taxes on your 2013 assessment are paid in 2014. Spokane County is comprised of 124 tax codes areas (TCA) in 2014 that include school districts, cities, fire districts, libraries, and cemeteries. Your tax bill is determined by the budget requests of the tax district and the assessed value of your property parcel.
Levy rates (budget requests) are multiplied by each $1,000 of assessed value to determine your tax bill. For example, if your home is assessed at $100,000 and the levy rate in your tax district is 14.54067946: (Assessed Value) $100,000 / $1,000 x 14.54067946 (Levy Rate) = $1,454.07 Tax Bill.