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Homewood School District 153's tax collection rate is near perfect, according to the district's auditors. 
 
Taxpayers paid their property taxes at a rate of 98 percent in 2015 and 2016, according to Tim Fagan of Legacy Professionals, who presented the district’s latest audit report at its Jan. 7 meeting.
 
Fagan said this high payment rate supports a healthy budget for the district. Other districts collect taxes at rates as low as 60 percent, he said.
 
“These are some of the highest (payment rates) we’ve seen. It’s really something to be proud . . .

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