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I am planning to appeal my tax assessment. Can they raise my preoperty taxes based solely on the app

  • June 27 2010 - Langhorne
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Whenever an assessment is challenged one of three things can happen: the assessment can be reduced, increased, or it can stay the same.  When you challenge the assessment in effect you are asking what the correct assessment is.  But assessments are rarely increased unless, as Lane mentioned, a property characteristic was omitted.  Most state laws prescribe how assessments are challenged and how assessors or boards of equalization or review can revise assessments.  Some corrections of factual information (like square foot size of land or living area) can be for previous years assessments too.

  • June 28 2010
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Solely on the appeal...that doesn't sound like something any assessors office would want to do, ethically. The risk is that if you built something like a deck, increased sq ft etc etc and the city/county is not aware of it...then they might find out during the appeal. There by increasing the taxes.
  • June 27 2010
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