Friday, July 19, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! KANSAS CITY ANTI-TAX SENTIMENT WORSENS AMID JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CRISIS!!!
The Jackson County fight over property tax assessments persists and there's no solution in sight as both the BOE and Team Frank seem locked in opposition.
Highlight . . .
INSIDER EXPLANATION: PROPOSAL FOR AN ASSESSMENT HIKE FIX TABLED BECAUSE OF LEGAL THREATS BEHIND THE SCENES!!!
The grudge match at the Courthouse is real. Checking with the Missouri State Tax Commission isn't enough when legal threats start flying. Look for more lawyers to weigh in soon . . .
Meanwhile, a message sent our way offers a perspective that's being overlooked by local media . . .
JACKSON COUNTY TAX ASSESSMENT DRAMA HAS INSPIRED HOME OWNERS TO LOOK MORE CAREFULLY AT THEIR BILLS AND DECRY THE LITANY OF LEVIES!!!
Here's TKC Reader proof and a note sent our way . . .
"Look at this garbage. There are no less than 16 DIFFERENT TAXING AUTHORITIES taking a bite out of homeowners. Some places have even more. There would have been an additional tax if Sly's Pre-K plan would have passed. Fighting bad assessments is only one part of the struggle here . . . We need to start looking about how many groups want to nickle & dime KC homeowners to death. With taxes going higher, the percentages are also adding up. In the future, we need to think of every new property tax as a potential threat that could force some people from their homes."
KMBC: BOE member believes property assessments targeted KC's poorest
KSHB: Jackson County Board of Equalization reviews property assessment appeals
KCTV5: People call for state to investigate how property taxes were calculated
Developing . . .