[ExI] META: Finance: USAians - Get your property tax appeal in quick!
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Thu Dec 9 12:43:29 UTC 2010
Tax Appeals Swamp U.S. Cities, Towns as Property Prices Plunge
A fiscal flood that threatens to swamp local government budgets across
the U.S. overflows from file cabinets in the office of Patty Halm,
chair of the Michigan Tax Tribunal.
The backlog of cases from taxpayers seeking to lower property-tax
bills of more than $100,000 shot up to 14,236 this year from an annual
average of about 6,000 during the past decade. The backlog of smaller
claims was at 28,558 at the end of September, eight times higher than
a decade ago, according to records at the tribunal, a Lansing-based
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