Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Jackson County Property Tax Crisis Costs More Than Half-A-Million Bucks To Start
The courthouse crisis continues but let's not forget that this entire ordeal could be concluded with the stroke of a pen given that a proposal to remedy the disproportionate assessments has already been approved by the Missouri State Tax Commission.
Instead, the current Administration is going to make 30K homeowners plead their case and cite the screwed up process that did not grant homeowners an individual assessment.
Check the damage so far:
Examiner: Jackson County gears up for assessment appeals
"The Legislature approved spending $561,854 for added staff and overtime costs, including $200,000 for hearing officers. It also raised the pay, for the rest of the year only, of the BOE members and the board’s attorney.
"Of the roughly 300,000 commercial and residential properties in the county, about 30,000 property owners have filed for informal appeals, under which the county Assessment Department takes a second look at a property and the assessed value it assigned earlier this year."
Developing . . .