Sunday, November 17, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY 'PAYMENT IN PROTEST' MOVEMENT ORGANIZES AGAINST FLAWED JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX INCREASES!!!
As disproportionate property tax increases hit the metro, here's a look one method that locals are using the fight the system.
To wit . . .
THE "PAYMENT IN PROTEST MOVEMENT" IS RAMPING UP AMONG JACKSON COUNTY RESIDENTS HOPING TO STOP THE COUNTY FROM CASHING IN ON ASSESSMENTS THAT STILL CONFRONT MAJOR CHALLENGES!!!
Again, this move is built into the Missouri Law . . . 139.031. Payment of current taxes under protest — action, when commenced, how tried — refunds, how made, may be used as credit for next year’s taxes.
Full disclosure. . .
TKC IS NOT GIVING READERS ANY FINANCIAL ADVICE AND TAXPAYERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS!!! THIS BLOG POST MERELY REPORTS ON A TACTIC LOCALS ARE USING TO CHALLENGE WHAT THEY CONSIDER A BROKEN COURTHOUSE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM!!!
Here's the word sent far and wide from a tax fighter and local civic activist . . .
I've attached a template for a letter I would like you to consider sending to pay your taxes under protest. If you do so, the Collector will be required to put the amount you protest into an account that cannot be used until your protest is resolved. Of course, you will have to file suit in the circuit court within 90 days but you can either add your name to the list of those for whom I will be filing suit or you can use the template I will be posting in the next week or two and file suit yourself.
Our approach is three-fold: 1) to get as many people as possible to pay their taxes under protest; 2) to file for an injunction against the Collector to preclude her from collecting taxes in excess of the amount assessed last year; and 3) to file for a Writ of Mandamus against the BOE to get them to enter an intra-county equalization order rolling back the taxes to last year's levels.
We need as much participation as possible. Please give this request your favorable consideration and pass this letter to as many Jackson County residents as possible, as soon as possible.
Kansas City, MO
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