By Jon Coupal, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
For many, the real scare this time of years is not the monsters at our doors on Halloween, but the property tax bill in the mail box.
Fortunately, as a direct result of Proposition 13, which limits increases in a property’s assessed value to two percent annually, most property owners have a good idea what their tax bill will be even before opening the envelope. Still, every year at this time, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association reminds taxpayers to carefully examine their latest property tax bill. Although not common, assessors do make mistakes. Continue reading