Recalculated Valuations in Douglas County Still Mean Tax Jumps

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Douglas County assessor says her office will recalculate 2017 property tax valuations, but some property owners still will see sizable jumps in their property tax bills.

Assessor Diane Battiato told the county Board of Commissioners Tuesday that the adjustments will take the county’s total to 93 percent of market value, within the state-required 92 to 100 percent.

Battiato’s office and the commissioners have been bombarded with complaints about the valuation increases. Battiato’s said they were caused by rising real estate prices and some properties being undervalued for years.

The final valuations are set in May, and taxpayers can file formal protests in June.

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