Upset about your property tax bill?

Taxpayers across Iowa are upset after receiving their property assessment notices in the mail. Property assessments in Iowa have increased, leading to many taxpayers blaming county assessors for high property tax bills. Although assessments have increased, the blame for higher property tax bills should not be placed solely upon the assessors. The main reason for high property tax bills is local government spending. Taxpayers will only see meaningful property tax relief if local government spending is reined in with a fiscal rule or budget limitation.

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This story was also published in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.