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Property tax appeal application deadline looming

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Missouri homeowners who bought their properties after June 13th of this year and think the assessed values were too high can file appeals, due to a change in the tax code. (via Flickr/faul)

Missouri homeowners who bought their properties after June 13th of this year and think the assessed values were too high can file appeals, due to a change in the tax code.  But there's a catch.

The catch is the December 31st deadline.  Those wanting to appeal have until then to do so.  Steven Weber is with Par Residential, an advocate group for homeowners.  He says he doesn't know why the change didn't get much publicity, but doesn't think it was deliberate.

"The notice was sent out to assessors and to attorneys who frequently appeal property before the State Tax Commission," Weber said.

Weber says homeowners who qualify need to send an appeal form to the State Tax Commission by December 31st.  They also need to send a letter of protest to their local tax collector along with their payment.

Weber says the appeal forms can be found on the Tax Commission's website, and protest letters can be found on his group's website.

Marshal was a political reporter for St. Louis Public Radio until 2018.

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