Action Alert: Jan. 26, 2017Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 03:15pm
Action alert: Tell legislators you OPPOSE changing M&T assessment appeals
Call House Finance Committee members ASAP. Bill is to be heard Monday at 8:30 a.m.
Your Talking Points
- The number of assessment appeals is likely to increase.
- The appeals process will take a longer period of time.
- Should the local government lose the appeal, the interest owed by the locality will be increased due to the longer time it will take for the process to be completed.
- This bill bypasses local officials in favor of a state official.
- The bill gives the Tax Commissioner the authority to rule on valuation disputes. This would be new authority for the Tax Commissioner, who currently only has the authority to rule on assessment methods and procedures.
Who to contact:
House Finance Committee
Ware (Chairman), Cline (Vice Chair), Orrock, Byron, Cole, Hugo, Marshall, R.G., Pogge, Head, Farrell, Fariss, Fowler, Bloxom, Freitas, Holcomb, Watts, Keam, Filler-Corn, Kory, Sullivan, Murphy, Heretick
VML contact: Mary Jo Fields, firstname.lastname@example.org