We are short on time, but wanted to highlight a Standard Examiner article reminding us of the Monday deadline for appealing your property taxes.
From the Di Lewis article we read:
The appeals received so far have not been concentrated in any one area, and (Roger) Brunker (Chief Deputy of the Weber County Auditors office) said he has not seen anything like the mass appeals from Huntsville residents last year.
Larry Zini, who lives in Ogden Valley near Huntsville, said taxes are “going up at a startling rate. ... It’s crazy.”
His wife, Sharon Zini, filed an appeal last year after the estimated value of their land nearly doubled. This year, Larry Zini said, the amount he is paying in taxes went up by 27 percent, on top of the 22 percent increase he paid last year.
However, Huntsville town Councilman Richard Sorensen said he does not think the property values rose as drastically this year in Huntsville.
He said there is not “the uproar there was last year” over increased assessment values.
“Last year one of the properties in town went up 800 percent. I think it (the value of properties) went up so much last year we got the ear of the assessor’s office,” he said, adding his own taxes went down $400 from last year.
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We want to hear from you, Ogden Valley. What happened with your taxes this year?
Did you have a significant increase, decrease or did they stay the same as last years outrageous bump.
Are you willing to fight for alternative taxation during the upcoming legislative session?
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