Why does the school system receive taxes from my pontoon boat?

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Macon, GA, 07/04/2016: A pontoon boat flying the American Flag passes by Sandy Beach and Sparks Over the Park Independence Day Celebration at Lake Tobesofkee.

Stanley Dunlap, Telegraph staff writer

Bibb County collects property tax on my pontoon boat. Why does some of that money go to the school system?

That was the question posed to us by a reader through Macon Me Curious, a project of the Center for Collaborative Journalism in partnership with The Telegraph and GPB Macon. Macon Me Curious takes questions from the community and assigns reporters to find the answers.

To understand why your boat is taxed, first you must know what property is subject to to be taxed.

Among the types of properties that can be taxed are real and personal property.

Personal property includes items that can be moved, such as vehicles, boats or furniture, while real property includes land and buildings.

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