How is the PTELL limiting rate calculated?
In basic terms, state law provides that the limiting rate is the highest of the prior three year’s extensions, adjusted for inflation, and divided by the current value of all property that was billed the previous year. More specifically, it is a ratio: the numerator is the highest PTELL-capped portion of the extension from the prior three years, multiplied by the increase in CPI in the calendar year prior to the current tax year; the denominator is the current EAV of the district, minus any new construction, annexations or recovered TIF increments, plus any disconnected property:
(highest capped extension from last 3 years) x (CPI increase)
(Total EAV) – (New Construction EAV) – (Annexation EAV) – (Recovered TIF Increment) + (Disconnected EAV)

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1. What do we have to file, and when?
2. What is the timeline for the tax cycle?
3. What is our EAV/new construction for the coming year?
4. How is the PTELL limiting rate calculated?
5. What funds are PTELL-exempt?
6. What happens if our levy is over the limit?
7. What is the CPI this year?
8. Where can I get historical EAV, levy, rate and extension information?
9. Why is our Fire Pension fund split between PTELL and non-PTELL portions?
10. In addition to fund limits and PTELL, are there any other levy limits we should be aware of?