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Ryan Legislative Alert: Colorado Bill Would Damage Property Owner Rights

Tax Development Feb 24, 2021

Ryan Legislative Alert: Colorado Bill Would Damage Property Owner Rights

Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill [House Bill 1083 (HB21-1083)] that would permit the State Board of Assessment Appeals (the “Board”) to increase values when a taxpayer appeals their property tax. Ryan urges property owners with holdings in Colorado to contact lawmakers to register their concerns about this bill.

The bill was filed Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in the Colorado Senate and set for hearing in the Transportation and Local Government Committee on Wednesday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. The bill would amend CRS § 39-8-108 by deleting subsection 5(a), which currently bars the Board from increasing a property’s value from that set by the county board of equalization. This change potentially will have a chilling effect on the willingness of property owners to appeal their valuations to the Board and increase property taxes. Read more here.    

We are recommending that all taxpayers that own commercial property, state assessed property, or residential properties contact their legislators to explore creative solutions to oppose this heavy-handed bill.


Matt Poling

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