Your notification of value may show indescrepencies in the county’s tax-appraisal of your property. The good news is that you can challenge it if it’s too high.

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Your notice of tax valuation is about to come out from the county assessor. If you are in Arizona, there is a way to impact your taxes in the right direction. 

I love this time of year. Not only is it the start of a new year full of possibilities, but we also have a great opportunity to help improve your property taxes. 

Every year the county assessor will send out a notification of value. This usually comes sometime towards the end of January. This will be a single sheet of paper that may be blue or pink. It will clearly state your property’s address, it’s assessed value, and an estimate of the property tax due for the property going forward.
You should always scrutinize your notification and challenge any taxes that shouldn’t apply.
It is important to know that if you don’t agree with the tax value listed on your notification, you can challenge it. 

If you own vacant land, commercial property, or any home that has not been sold recently, you should always scrutinize your notification and challenge any taxes that shouldn’t apply. 

One new client of mine had been paying taxes based on an appraisal that evaluated their downstairs as “livable square footage,” when the downstairs of their property was clearly unlivable, as it was unheated or cooled. They had been paying too much in taxes for 30 years!

I could assist them going forward by putting in the property value and updating county records.

Challenges to the county’s appraisal are time-sensitive. You have until late March or early April to submit your challenges. 

If you’d like more information about challenging your notification of value, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!