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In Case You Missed It: Appeals to Tax Assessments Hurting District Budget

Appeals for tax assessments is looking like the next big budget pitfall for the District, a story that David Nakamura and Nikita Stewart broke on the D.C. Wire yesterday. They write about it in greater detail this morning in the Washington Post. Taxpayers, homeowners and big businesses, are aggressively pursuing appeals---and winning---and it's taking a huge bite out of District funds.

By Marcia Davis  |  February 26, 2009; 6:50 AM ET
Categories:  Budget  
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Maybe if the city had done better at implementing the appeals and the whole process before now, people would not be in this position. In other words, one reason this is happening now is that there is a lack of trust on the part of the tax payers that the tax assessment is fairly arrived at.

There was no, none whatsoever, good faith effort before now to arrive at a fair assessment on the part of city officials.

People are belatedly reacting, is all.

Posted by: sugarstreet | February 26, 2009 8:32 AM | Report abuse

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