Sometimes somebody in an elected county Property Appraisers Office will say: “It’s too late. We can’t reduce your value now.” The facts as submitted by the counties to the Property Tax Oversight officials in Tallahassee seem to tell us a different story.
Now it’s true that there is precious little incentive for the Property Appraisers Office (“PAO”) to make a correction in your favor if you have missed the deadline to file a petition for a hearing for the current tax year. But let me make this very, very clear:
Corrections to the tax roll are routinely made this time of year
and these actions are often taken without the intervention of a Special Magistrate or Value Adjustment Board.
In fact, in some counties we have witnessed HUNDREDS of changes totaling many, many millions of dollars in taxable value *after* the preliminary tax roll was submitted by that county.
Concerning such changes, we recently made available to our friends in commercial real estate circles one-page summaries of corrections made to the tax roll last year. You may even hear a veteran PAO official comment: These facts are misleading.
Such a comment begs the question: Are these multitude of changes FACTS or are they MISLEADING? After all, they cannot be both.