After the GUARDIAN questioned the propriety of Agricultural tax exemptions on land at the corner of Linder and Chinden in a posting by “Taxpayer Murphy,” Ada County Assessor Bob McQuade made adjustments to the tax status of the land.
The changes came after appraisers looked at the land and the use.
McQuade said his office is planning to reschedule the dates for field trips to determine agricultural uses, probably in summer and fall when any crops would be apparent.
He told the GUARDIAN changes in status resulted in 2 exemptions being
jerked and 2 being left the the same. Based on current levy information, lifting the exemptions will mean the other taxpayers in Ada county will pay $49,000 less.
“This is a good example of why all our records are public,” said McQuade. “When it is out there for people to examine and question, we all benefit.”
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