mill·​age | \ ˈmi-lij How to pronounce millage (audio) \

Definition of millage

: a rate (as of taxation) expressed in mills per dollar

Examples of millage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Del Valle school district’s effective millage rate -- the amount a property owner plays per $1,000 of property value -- for collecting maintenance and operations tax is 1.31%, according to the documents filed with the comptroller’s office. Dallas News, "To lure Tesla, a Travis County ISD could grant $68 million in property tax breaks," 18 June 2020 Superintendent Robert Hunt told Fossaceca that going on the ballot with a 3.85-mill levy this fall is appealing to the board, since that amount of millage will be coming off the bills for taxpayers next year. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Chagrin Falls school board leaning toward 3.85-mill levy on Nov. 3 ballot," 4 June 2020 In a separate case, Worthy said Smith is charged with embezzling more than $1,000 from a fund set up urging voters to approve a school millage in Grosse Pointe. John Wisely, Detroit Free Press, "Grosse Pointe Woods PTO treasurer charged with embezzling $91,000," 2 June 2020 Thus a levy on the ballot is needed; the questions are when and how much the millage should be. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Chagrin Falls school board to seek political advice to help inform levy decision," 22 May 2020 All cities in Baxter County – and most in the state of Arkansas – levy a millage against real estate and personal property. USA TODAY, "Pooch hit by car goes for ride, manatee rescued, unusual toilet paper roller: News from around our 50 states," 1 Nov. 2019 The board earlier had approved legislation at a special meeting July 22 to request millage amounts from the Medina County auditor. Brian Lisik,, "Brunswick school board takes final step to place levy on November ballot," 6 Aug. 2019 Trustee Tom Farrell wants to put a straight renewal with no additional millage before voters. Sue Kiesewetter,, "Liberty Township residents could decide on police services levy," 19 June 2019 Upon a vote of its citizens, cities can utilize it to levy millages. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Sold-out Breakfast Club set for big talk with local leaders about regional transit," 18 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of millage

1891, in the meaning defined above

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2 Jul 2020

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“Millage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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