RE: [tips_and_tricks] county assessor
- emilgloden [mailto:emilfarm@...] wrote:
> I will be going to speak with the county assessor on Friday to see"Them"?? What is "them"? Do two of "them" weigh twice as much as one
> if they will lower them on my property.
> They came out and looked at the property and took off 20K of20K of value, eh? And you're trying to lower the assessment...that must
> assessed value and I'm going in to try and lower it some more.
mean it's too high right now...so, "them" must be dollars of gold,
right? Sure, my own shack was recently "valued" at a half a million.
Half a million what I don't know, but half a million. And no way could
the half a million my shack's "worth" be dollars of gold. Measured in
real dollars of silver, my shack would only go for around $48,135.
Because of stupid Catch-22's created by Congress, it would only be
$13,750 dollars of gold. Still, that's a great price for a shack! Hey,
why don't people use real dollars when they do their figuring anymore?
Their taxes would be a lot lower, and still be accurate.
> I'm getting my paperwork and questions prepared and would appreciateHere, my neighbor had a question: "what's 'them' with the K after the
> any input or questions you would ask about property assessments.
number?" Like 500K, 48K? He knew they weren't even meant to be
"dollars" since there was no dollar sign, or the word "dollars" on the
assessment form. He thought it would be funny to pay his property taxes
with beans, because people often use the word "beans" where they would
otherwise use the word "dollars". So he took myself and two other
witnesses (for a common law witnessing) to the assessor's office. I
wanted to disqualify the assessor, but my friend said that would ruin
all his fun, so I shut up and just watched.
My friend asked the assessor what the numbers on the assessment
corresponded to in the real world, off paper. The assessor had no
answer! He did say, "dollars" and my friend said, "dollars of what?"
because my friend knows that the word "dollar" is a term of measurement,
like quart or pound or mile. The assessor didn't understand the
question, so he said, "U.S. currency". We told him we didn't know what
that was, but that we all knew the Federal Reserve was a private
corporation. We also asked him if he meant "dollars" why didn't he use
the "dollar" sign on his forms? He again had no answer, and admitted,
"I guess I don't really know what the numbers refer to." So my friend
said, "I think they refer to beans, and so here are my taxes in pinto
beans, and there's more than necessary so you can keep the change. Put
it to good use." And he accepted them. And we left, and then we knew
my friend's taxes were paid in full, on time. And he never heard
another thing about it.