Douglas County Property Tax Contesting Information

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  • Douglas County Property Tax Contesting Information

    1. 1. Contest Your Property Taxes Douglas County! Ramble Ridge Homeowners Association Meeting Robert Wiebusch [email_address] 740.5008
    2. 2. How properties are assessed <ul><li>The Douglas County Assessor maintains valuation for all real estate parcels in the county. The Assessor’s office uses acceptable appraisal methods and standards to arrive at estimates of market value if your home were on the market for sale. </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of thousands of properties in Douglas County. </li></ul><ul><li>What does this mean? </li></ul>
    3. 3. When are properties assessed? <ul><li>All property values are established on the assessment date of January 1 each year. </li></ul><ul><li>Why is this important and what does it mean to you? </li></ul>
    4. 4. How are property taxes calculated? <ul><li>Tax rates are set as a result of budgeting done by each local government unit with taxing authority. These include school districts, community colleges, cities and county governments, natural resource districts and other local authorities. All these budget requirements are totaled and the amount is divided by the total assessed value of property for that government subdivision to establish its tax rate. Rates are stated as a percent or amount due for each $100 of assessed value. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Tax Levy of 2.13427 <ul><li>So for every $100 dollars of assessed value you pay $2.13. </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, for every $1,000 your property assessment is reduced you save yourself $21.34! </li></ul><ul><li>Contest your taxes! </li></ul>
    6. 6. Where does the money go?
    7. 7. When can you contest? <ul><li>The Property Valuation Protest form and supportive information can be filed during a 30-day period beginning June 1st. Time is of the essence! </li></ul>
    8. 8. An example letter
    9. 9. Where to get the supporting info and Forms? <ul><li>www.dcassessor.org </li></ul><ul><li>Use a Realtor ® and why </li></ul><ul><li>www.boardofequalization.org/home </li></ul><ul><li>Board of Equalization </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas County Clerk 1819 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68183 402-444-6762 </li></ul><ul><li>The latest contesting form will be available at the BOE website around May 1 st , 2010. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Questions & Comments <ul><li>Thank you for your time! </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Wiebusch </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>402.740.5008 </li></ul>

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