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Good afternoon. If the tax collector doesn't resolve this for you, you need to formally appeal this tax bill. There is no way your property taxes would total 15% of the value of your house. There has clearly been an error. Then, for the applicable year in which you purchased the house, the property taxes would be prorated based on the portion of the year during which you owned the house and the portion of the year your seller owned the home. You would have recourse against the seller for the portion of the year for which the seller owned the property.
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We went to court for tax assessment and were told we would be notified by Oct 31, 2012. If i paid too much taxes this year, will the tax collector send a refund or do I have to ask for it? Thank you very much for your help in this matter?
If you prevail on the tax assessment, the refund will come to you automatically. Your welcome...it's been my pleasure. Take care!