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Note to self — when folks in charge of your taxes ask if they can buy something from you, you say “yes”

property-tax.jpgIn Morgantown, West Virginia, homeowner Jim Jones is a bit pissed off over the increase in his property taxes. So he filed a complaint with the County Commission, which now says there is nothing wrong with the tax increase, as it was just part of a routine audit that reclassified Jones’ property.

Jones says otherwise. Seems that the Chief Deputy Assessor wanted to buy Jones’ property. When Jones said no, his property taxes suddenly went up by 1,531%, from $285.90 to $4,663.44.

Yup, sounds like a routine audit reclassification to me. Totally.