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Jackson County residents can seek additional assistance with property-tax assessments

Posted at 5:40 PM, Dec 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-14 18:40:55-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jackson County residents still have time to seek help with their property tax assessments.

A tax workshop was held Saturday at Macedonia Baptist Church, teaching people how to file under protest or to file an appeal. Organizers said they demand for such a workshop is high.

Teresa Perry, a sponsor of the tax workshop, said that more than 100 people attended Saturday’s event.

“Their taxes are higher or they don't even know what to do at this point,” Perry said, “so we're trying to help them with this workshop.”

The Jackson County Board of Equalization is considering halting this year’s property assessment process.

Taxpayers in the county also have additional time to pay in person this month. The county will allow residents to pay every Saturday through the rest of December at the Historic Truman Courthouse in Independence. Operating hours are from 8 a.m. to noon.