Taxpayers Can Get Information, Property Tax Questions Answered at Monday’s Workshop
RANCHO MIRAGE – Supervisor John J. Benoit and Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder Larry Ward are providing the public an opportunity to learn more about property taxes and ask questions at a free workshop at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24.
The event will be held at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, 71-100 Highway 111.
“With annual property tax bills mailed out and the first installment deadline nearing, now is a good time to learn about your property tax bill,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “This workshop will help taxpayers to understand the process and how to seek help if they need it.”
Assessor Ward is scheduled to attend and provide an overview of property taxes. Topics include: the appraisal process, market value versus appraisal value, how to reassess appraised property value, factors that can increase tax bills more than 2 percent, supplemental tax bills and property tax exemptions.
Due to a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors on Monday, Supervisor Benoit might not be able to attend.
A similar property tax workshop was held last year, with more than 150 attendees. Supervisor Benoit heard at that time from Coachella Valley homeowners appealing the assessed value of their home, but unable to attend the assessment appeals board hearings in Riverside due to scheduling or transportation conflicts.
Supervisor Benoit and Assessor Ward worked with the Clerk of the Board to establish monthly assessment appeals hearings in the Coachella Valley, which began in June. Hearings are now held on the first Monday of each month at the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Treasurer-Tax Collector offices at 38-686 El Cerrito Rd., Palm Desert. The office is located north of the Washington Street exit on Interstate 10.
For more information, contact Supervisor Benoit’s office at 760-863-8211.