Jackson County Seyz Taxes 'Equitable' Despite Scathing Legal Ruling

This morning our post noting an EPIC CIRCUIT COURT CRITIQUE OF JACKSON COUNTY PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS was seen by tens of thousands of people and garnered some great responses from our blog community. 

In fairness, here's the courthouse response . . . 

In a statement Monday, a Jackson County spokesperson thanked the judge for upholding the law, but argued his view that the county did anything incorrectly during the assessment process is wrong.

“Jackson County is dedicated to a fair taxation system that reflects accuracy and justice. We stand firm in our mission to ensure that all property valuations are equitable, allowing no resident to pay more than their fair share. The court's comments, though critical, do not detract from our commitment to uphold these principles for every resident,” part of the statement read.

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

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