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    Anyone else get their new tax assessment questionnaire letter yet from the county?

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    Not me but I'm not in your county.
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    Yup, yesterday.
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    Now they want to know how many rooms and bathrooms. I got a feeling we*re going to get a bath with new taxes.

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    Are they asking sq.footage ? could always say the 4 bedroom wall was knocked down to 2 bedrooms ? Just a thought doubt it would work but a try .

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    Sorry to jump in..... But I know my School District has requested it in Dauphin County. Easy way to generate more Tax money.

    They (Assessment office) are checking for improvements made on the home and property. Additions, room conversions, pools, Gazebos, larger blacktop driveway, outbuildings, etc.

    For example - You convert the "SPACE" above the garage to a bedroom.

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    when I lived in Monroe county they came out and re-assessed and my taxes went from $1,200 to $3,900 in one shot

    I moved to carbon county
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    Quote Originally Posted by MARINE DIVISION TWO View Post
    Are they asking sq.footage ? could always say the 4 bedroom wall was knocked down to 2 bedrooms ? Just a thought doubt it would work but a try .
    They already have sq footage, they have no idea of rooms. Soon outfit by the name of Tyler Technologies is doing the data collection for the county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by middlefinger View Post
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    when I lived in Monroe county they came out and re-assessed and my taxes went from $1,200 to $3,900 in one shot

    I moved to carbon county
    Here's a hypothetical for you. Let's say you buy a row home in a large city for what seems to be a good price. You get it fixed up and now it's tax assessment time. They assess your row home at a significant value over what you paid. Now your taxes for that row home increase for the new value. Of course, it's assessed higher because of the current housing market is inflated.

    Now, imagine when the housing market collapses like it has several times in the past. You're still stuck paying those taxes on that home that with the high assessment, while it's value has been lost. You can't get it reassessed until the next time the county does that, which is around 5 year isn't it?

    Can't sell it because the taxes are out of alignment with the value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qtrborecrazy View Post
    Now they want to know how many rooms and bathrooms. I got a feeling we*re going to get a bath with new taxes.
    What is inside of your home is none of their business.
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