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The ghost of assessment past: Why your taxes are high when land value is low

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The past will come back to haunt you. In the world of property assessment, two years in the past directly affects the present.

On March 26, 2013 the Douglas County assessor and auditor/treasurer offices will be sending out nearly 30,000 assessment notices and tax statements. Property sales from October 1, 2010 through September 30, 2011 affect the 2012 assessed values for the taxes residents will see on their payable 2013 tax statements.


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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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