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Property taxes can be a significant cost to your business. To ensure your taxes are fair, take time to review the property assessment that arrives several weeks before the tax bill. If you feel the government has not set a reasonable value on your property, act fast to appeal before the deadline. There is no fee to appeal.
Note these timelines:
Many factors are considered when setting value. Here are a few points to consider:
Should you disagree with the assessment, first talk with your Assessor in your municipality or your local District Assessment Office. If unsatisfied, appeal before your Board of Revision’s deadline as printed on your assessment notice and in newspapers. Prepare to attend a hearing to explain your reasons, including evidence and/or witnesses.
Appeals can be based on:
There are other levels of appeal, if needed.
Even if you don’t receive a property assessment notice, you have the annual right of appeal. Should you miss the deadline this year, you will have an opportunity to appeal next year.