Property Tax BattlesAccording to MSN.com, tax assessments are increasing even if home values are decreasing, and homeowners are finding ways to challenge that. Homeowners everywhere are trying to lower their tax assessment. Because of the state of the economy, counties and cities nationwide have big budget gaps, some of the highest in history All My Sons of Salt Lake City found out. According to the National League of Cities, property taxes revenue increased by 6.8% in 2008, compared to just 2.2% in 2005. At the same time home prices have decreased so the disconnect is even greater.
The National Taxpayers Union say between 30 and 60% of taxable property in America is overtaxed. So now homeowners are fighting back and appealing their assessments. In Texas’ Collin County that is near Dallas, appeals went up 38% from 2006 to 2009. In Las Vegas’ Clark County, appeals jumped up to 885% in the past three years while home prices went down 50%.
Appealing tax assessments is not easy the Salt Lake City movers found out. Many assessors have a lot of influence in deciding the property value. For example in Florida, assessors can change a home’s worth based on its proximity to a noisy nightclub. Along the Nevada Shore of Lake Tahoe, taxes can be based on the smoothness of the beaches.
If you’re paying too much in property taxes, it might be worth it to get an assessment done and see if you can save yourself some money. If it doesn’t work out, you can always try to sell your home and move into a new place that has less property taxes. And for your residential move, you can count on the All My Sons of Salt Lake City moving services. Our Salt Lake City moving specialists will take care of every moving detail and can even help you with locating moving boxes, wardrobe boxes, moving kits and packing supplies to make the entire experience easier for you and your family. Moving can be overwhelming at times, all you need is to plan ahead and have reliable movers by your side like All My Sons Moving. We are a licensed and insured moving company and have had many years of moving experience. In fact, we’re also experienced in last minute moves as well as commercial moves. All you need to do if you’re preparing to move to a home with decreased property taxes is get online, get your free moving quote and read up on some moving information that’ll help you move.