Overtaxed

Overtaxed

July 6, 2020

6 July, 2020

A homeowner sought our help after learning that his property type had been incorrectly recorded by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) when it was first assessed almost a decade earlier.

A homeowner sought our help after learning that his property type had been incorrectly recorded by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) when it was first assessed almost a decade earlier. He had paid higher taxes than necessary for several years. MPAC was willing to fix the issue so he could obtain a partial refund of the overpaid taxes, but would not apply to the Assessment Review Board so the homeowner could get a decision that would entitle him to a full refund. We made inquiries with board officials, who confirmed that he could apply for a review of his issue without MPAC’s consent. The homeowner told us he would contact the board for a decision to obtain a full refund of the taxes he overpaid due to MPAC’s error.