Monday, July 08, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT APPEAL DEADLINE EXTENDED AS NEW PROPOSAL COULD RESCUE HOMEOWNERS!!!
Just now the Jackson County, Missouri, Board of Equalization voted to extend the property tax assessment appeal deadline to July 29. That motion passed 3-0.
Even better and another political angle to this story . . .
THE NEW PLAN TO LIMIT JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAXES HAS ALREADY BEEN DEEMED LEGAL BY MISSOURI OFFICIALS CONTRADICTING EXEC FRANK WHITE'S STATEMENTS!!!
This proposal, introduced by BOE member Preston Smith, would apply a new, lower percentage for each property based on the property’s previous assessment.
Properties that saw an increase of more than 200 percent in assessed value would drop to 14 percent. Increases in the 100 to 200 percent range would drop to 13 percent, and anything below a 100 percent increase would drop to 12 percent.
If your property tax assessment increased 12 percent or less, it would remain the same.
Best of all, here's the FULL BODY BLOCK to Exec Frank White:
Maureen Monaghan, chief council for Missouri State Tax Commission, says Smith’s proposal is legal.
This comes after Jackson County homeowners became furious at County Executive Frank White after refusing to admit any errors in the county’s process for assessing property taxes.
White says he will not do anything about it, citing that the request is going against state law.
Under the new proposal, no home should be taxed more than 15% because physical inspections cannot take place, and that is required by law.
And now here's KICK-ASS TKC INSIDER PERSPECTIVE that hopes to offer a bit of behind the scenes edification . . .
INSIDER: "JaxCo property owners were getting screwed by Mike Sanders' handpicked successor, Frank White, and his administration, so it's nice they can go to MO Tax Commission for relief. And there is Victor Callahan ready to help!"
That's pretty much a not-so-subtle hint that bigger forces than the County Exec have now taken notice of this drama and they're starting to FLEX on the Courthouse. Which is good news for so many locals looking to stay in their homes despite the callous indifference by many top ranking denizens near 12th & Oak.
Check the links:
KCTV5: Missouri State Tax Commission approves proposal to possibly help solve Jackson County tax assessment mess
KMBC: Jackson Co. board could dramatically lower property value increases
KSHB: Jackson County assessment increases would be capped under board’s proposal
Developing . . .