Tax Appeals

Fair Taxation
Don't yawn at tax cases! They are important to assure that everyone is taxed fairly and uniformly. Several cases illustrate this issue. First, the prosecutor defended the valuation method of the County assessor for the Rosario Resort property. The State Board of Tax Appeals retained the County's valuation for the year 1996.

Second, the prosecutor represented the Assessor in a successful challenge to the value averaging rules of Referendum 47. This assured waterfront and upland property owners a fair taxation. The assessor also joined the statewide challenges to initiatives I-695 and I-722, and provided the factual background for how these laws affected our small island community.