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February 7, 2013

The SInclair Report

(Continued)

Des Moines —

The Property Assessment Appeals Board offers Iowans a taxpayer-friendly recourse to appeal their property assessments. Taking that recourse away is completely unacceptable. Without the board in place, appealing property tax assessments could become a lengthy and costly process. Having the board in place, with experts on the panel, gives taxpayers an opportunity to have their voices heard.  Dissolving the board would result in Iowans taking their appeals to court, which is an expensive and complicated route. 

Removing this board from existence is the wrong thing for our state.  I am focused on providing property tax relief and reform for Iowans and Iowa businesses. It also is important that Iowans are able to have their voices heard, especially when it impacts their family budgets, taxes and property assessments.

I always look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at amy.sinclair@legis.iowa.gov. You can also join me for a local forum in your county.

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