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Old 02-04-2012, 11:54 PM
 
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Hello all,
I have recently purchased my first home in Jackson County, I bought the home for 120k and it appraised for 130k. The taxes on this home seem unfairly high, at $2867 per year. Looking at listings for other homes for sale in the area it appears that even homes listed for sale around $150k have lower taxes and homes listed in around the 130k range from 1200-1800 per year.. Why are mine so high?? .. Can anyone tell me why this is, and what steps I need to take to get this sorted out and possibly lowered.. Thank you very much
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Old 02-05-2012, 12:55 PM
 
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You should be able to pull a detailed copy of your taxes here with a breakdown of what percentage is going where as well as the mill rates and any special taxes:

Jackson County - Jackson County Collections Department
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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You should be able to pull a detailed copy of your taxes here with a breakdown of what percentage is going where as well as the mill rates and any special taxes:

Jackson County - Jackson County Collections Department
Yea, I would make sure you are being taxes for the right school district (that's the biggest chunk of the prop tax) or you are not being double taxed for something. That happened to us. We were being taxed for a distirct that was 15 miles away.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:45 PM
 
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The total Tax levy for Greenwood is 9.0366.. Using this number and the calculation given here: http://www.jacksongov.org/content/33...8/default.aspx

Market Value x 19% (residential) = Assessed Value x Levy % = Taxes


According to the appraised value of 130k (NOT MARKET VALUE which I'm sure is lower) I estimate my taxes to be $2232 / year.. Market value according to trulia.com comes in at 110k which would make my taxes $1888/ year .. Currently the yearly taxes reflect a market value of aprox 165k. Which is WAAAY to high.. How can I get a copy of the most recent Tax Assessment?

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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https://ascendweb.jacksongov.org/asc...5)/search.aspx

Search for any Jackson County property right here.
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Old 02-08-2012, 07:41 PM
 
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The total Tax levy for Greenwood is 9.0366.. Using this number and the calculation given here: Jackson County - Reassessment Notices

Market Value x 19% (residential) = Assessed Value x Levy % = Taxes


According to the appraised value of 130k (NOT MARKET VALUE which I'm sure is lower) I estimate my taxes to be $2232 / year.. Market value according to trulia.com comes in at 110k which would make my taxes $1888/ year .. Currently the yearly taxes reflect a market value of aprox 165k. Which is WAAAY to high.. How can I get a copy of the most recent Tax Assessment?
If you recently purchased your home as stated in your OP, why are you taking the value off of trulia instead of using either your purchase price or your appraisal done prior to purchase?

I suggest the OP just contact the Jackson County Assessor's office directly and set up an appointment to contest his/her real estate taxes.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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The county's opinion of your "appraised" value may have nothing to do with reality. You will have better luck disputing your assessed value by comparing your assessment with your neighbors' similar houses.

On a side note - when I lived in Blue Springs in the 1980s I had a neighbor whose home was assessed on the vacant land only. This went on for about 5 years until the assessor's office finally realized their error.
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Old 02-09-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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^That must've been nice for them, though I'd feel guilty knowing I wasn't paying for my fair share!
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