Folks in Bonner County were a little smug when the Commishes rolled back property values to the previous year’s rates following big value hikes issued by the local assesor.
In short, the Commishes simply overruled the assessor on appraised values for the ENTIRE COUNTY–not just individual parcels while sitting in their capacity as Board of Equalization to rule on any complaints.
In the realm of unforseen consequences, the Idaho Tax Commission stepped in and applied a blanket tax hike using a TRENDING system that jumped the rates right back up and then some, but with NO APPEAL.
Owners can appeal their local assessment hikes, but there is no appeal of taxable values set by the state in this unusual case.
From a personal standpopint, here is how it played for GUARDIAN READER “GMan.”
So here in the “rich” north, we have this wonderful thing happening to our property values and our taxes. I came home today, and after the County screwing up the annual assesment they took it to Boise, then the State assessors wave their magic wand and assess our houses and say that we are stuck with the assessment for the next year….from $140, 493 to $265, 888 in one year…I don’t give a crap if my property even were worth that (which is isn’t, not by a long shot). HOW THE HELL CAN ANY #$%&* ASSESSOR OR POLITICIAN IN HIS RIGHT MIND THINK THIS IS OKAY? We are trying to stay and live here, not flip our property.
The reality of this is that my taxes just went up more than double even with the increase in the homeowners exemption. Oh look, AND I get to pay more when shopping. I don’t mind paying my fair share, but this is just BS! I’m sick of watching my neighbors on fixed income FORCED to move out of the area because of the @#$&* money grabbing SOBs that are running this State, yah that means BOTH the Dems and the Reps.
Schools mean nothing in this state, the roads suck so I have A Jeep– let the roads go further to hell, what else are you providing me? I’m out in the boonies, I never see a cop, I was told that if there were a fire out here the forest service would put out the trees but not my house, anything medical…I PAY FOR IT.
Come Monday, I’ll be looking for a class action lawyer and finding out what it will take to duplicate what they did in CA with Prop 13.
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