Asked in Tax Law for South Carolina

Q: The taxable value of my home on 1/1/17 was 158,000. I purchased the home in November of 2017 for $180,000. The County

Raised the taxable value to $220,000 on 1/1/18, just 7 weeks after I purchased it. Now, one year later, they are increasing it again to $237,000. That's a 50% increase in taxable value in two years, from 1/1/17 to 1/1/19. I had the home appraised in January, 2019, and was told the market value was $140,000 (due to a lot of gutting of the home for renovations that have not been completed). How can I fight this insane taxation of my property?

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: Go to the county tax assessor's / recorder's website. Look for something about appealing or challenging the assessment of property tax. Follow the instructions. Or hire a professional.

Best of luck.

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