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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ancel Glink Municipal Question of the Month: Tax Levies

Municipal Q&A - February 2012:

What can our municipality do if our local assessor and county clerk, in a tax cap county, fail to properly extend our tax levy against uncapped new construction?

Answer:  In many counties, the officials send documentation to municipalities and other taxing bodies indicating the way in which assessments on existing and new property are established along with the tax rates that are created from the levy ordinances. These documents should be checked carefully when they are received.  If an error is made by a county taxing official, the municipality can sometimes increase its levy in a subsequent year with perhaps a slight loss in interest income.  If that is not allowed or possible, a lawsuit can be filed against the county officials seeking recovery of the funds which otherwise should have been collected. 

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