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Home Valuations Up, Taxes May Shock Homeowners

Home Valuations Up, Taxes May Shock Homeowners



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Homeowners are generally happy to see the value of their homes increase. But property-tax notices began going out this week and may have some residents experiencing some sticker shock.

Rising home values also bring higher property-tax bills.

The complaints have already started pouring in to county offices in Salt Lake and Davis counties.

Residents of Bountiful and the eastern side of Kaysville saw dramatic increases because properties hadn't been appraised in the past 10 years.

The Davis County Assessor's Office has had to explain to residents that county commissioners instituted a property-tax increase in November and there's not much that can be done about that now.

The only thing you can appeal is the assessor's valuation of your home.

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Information from: Deseret Morning News

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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