Disparity Reduction Aid (DRA) Certification
Disparity Reduction Aid (DRA) was designed to prevent tax rates from being disproportionately high for individual unique taxing areas (UTAs) in relation to other similar areas. DRA works by directly reducing the tax rate in a UTA so that the levies in that area are paid in part by DRA rather than coming completely from taxpayers.
Since DRA affects only the final tax rate, it is ignored when setting levies. DRA amounts have remained stable since they were first calculated in 1988, adjusted for changes in class rates.
DRA is certified for UTAs and only those eligible to receive DRA are listed in the files posted below. The Department of Revenue certifies DRA by September 1 each year.