HOW MUCH MORE DID YOUR PROPERTY VALUES GO UP AGAIN THIS YEAR?

You have until this Friday, May 26, to appeal your property value.

May 21, 2018

If you are not expecting another property tax increase, you need to wake up!  Property values in Jasper County continue to go up.  TWG has been told about huge increases in property values, some 40% more than last year.

 

You have the right to appeal your property assessment for value, uniformity (not comparable to other similar properties), or taxability.You can write a letter, go in person, or use form PT-311A (click here) to appeal your property value.

If you do appeal, have your facts ready, and do not let anyone intimidate you in the process.  You know your property better than anyone else, and it is your right to have an appeal hearing.

 

You have until this Friday, May 26, to appeal your property value.If you think your new values are too high, take the time and appeal them.  If you are not sure how the process works or have any complaints about your experience, let us know.  You can email us at taxpayerwatchdogs@yahoo.com or send us a PM on Facebook.

Over the past 5 years, not only have the values gone up, but the property taxes have gone up as well as the BOC and Board of Education continue to increase their spending and their budgets with many wants and few actual needs.   It is hard to determine exactly what is in the budgets because most of the negotiation and discussion is behind closed doors.

Expect higher taxes again this year with this new round of value increases by the Board of Assessors and the lack of budget restraint by the BOC and Board of Education.

 

TWG

Citizens, be informed and stay informed!  Only by being informed, can the citizens understand what is being done and talked about, and then press our officials to make good decisions for everyone in Jasper County.  That is our goal with the Taxdogs blog.

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3 Responses to HOW MUCH MORE DID YOUR PROPERTY VALUES GO UP AGAIN THIS YEAR?

  1. On The Way Out says:

    I was told by one of Jasper County’s fine elected officials that if I didn’t like the high property taxes in Jasper County I should sell out and move. I think that is great advice and is an open option to all taxpayers tired of financing this county’s corrupt government and the parasites that feed off it.

    • Choice # 2 says:

      That is a pretty arrogant statement coming from an elected official.

      There is another choice. Vote them out. Unfortunately, not enough people vote and the ones that do, will for the most part, vote for an incumbent.

  2. Our Tax and Spend Commissioners says:

    I can understand property values going up since the economic downturn. What ticks me off is our “Republican” (as well as the Democrat) BOC members blatantly refuse to adjust the millage rate so taxes will not increase. The commissioners are all giddy with the increased taxes they get to spend irresponsibly, while proclaiming they did not vote to raise your taxes. Their inaction was a vote for an increase. They think we are fools and cannot figure this out.

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