It's November, and that's when your property taxes begin to be due, though people with a mortgage usually count on their mortgage holder to pay them out of escrow.
Still, if a look at your property tax bill makes you want to howl and scream at the County Commission or Property Appraiser, consider this: you're paying a lot less than some people.
Florida Power & Light paid a bit more than $11.8 million in taxes, to lead the top 10 taxpayer list in Manatee County for the 2009 tax year. Right behind was Tropicana Products Inc. at a little more than $5.8 million and Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC at a tad more than $2.6 million.
Below is the complete list, with their taxable values.
|Rank||Property Owner||Taxable Value||Gross Tax|
|1.||Florida Power & Light Co||$766,767,082||$11,851,331.12|
|2.||Tropicana Products Inc||$332,643,271||$5,859,185.89|
|3.||Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC||$171,392,520||$2,612,630.75|
|4.||Verizon Florida Inc||$155,165,075||$2,501,689.00|
|5.||Gulf Coast Factory Shops||$105,584,090||$1,661,685.07|
|6.||Wal-Mart Stores Inc||$91,341,611||$1,669,419.98|
|7.||Manatee Memorial Hospital||$87,351,329||$1,652,336.36|
|8.||Bright House Networks LLC||$81,952,954||$1,328,187.80|
|10.||HCA Health Services of Florida Inc||$62,931,267||$1,189,801.60|