Extension o Last Day to File for Assessment Appeal

NR# 42-P
September 14, 2001
Customer & Taxpayer Service Division

Extension of Last Day to File for Assessment Appeal

Claude Parrish, Chairman, State Board of Equalization, announced today that the filing period for accepting applications for property tax assessment reductions has been extended from September 17, 2001, to October 29, 2001. The Board determined that the disruption of normal business activity caused by the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., warranted this unprecedented action.

This extension applies to taxpayers and taxpayers with family members involved in the disasters, and to taxpayers with representatives whose personnel are responsible for filing their applications and who were located in the World Trade Center or adjacent buildings affected by the disaster. The Board also extended the deadline for filings that were delayed by disruption of the normal activities of the United States Postal Service or private mail and freight companies.

Questions regarding the extended filing deadline should be directed to the Clerk of the Board in the county where the property is located.

The Board's Executive Director, James E. Speed, has urged all county appeals boards to be generous in applying the terms of this extension to provide relief for the taxpayers affected by the tragedies in New York and at the Pentagon.