Tom Gallagher, there has to be an established process before you can reform it. I was assured our assessor answers to no one above him, and he obviously doesn’t answer to the people voting for him either. (Remember that, voters!) I’ve been waiting for a response over two months now. Totally non-responsive to people told they would have their proposed taxes adjusted, and the TV reporting of errors in the proposals with adjustments forthcoming. The bills went out to the public knowingly inaccurate and Matt Keating leaves town when the complaints hit his office.
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Isn’t there a systematic way to correct those proposed taxes, someone with the initiative and concern to use today’s advanced technology to make the necessary changes on taxes? They can’t concisely explain the criteria used for the increases and don’t even try to defend the unconscionable tax skyrocketing, because they don’t really have to. I got no response from the secretary of state, a refusal to even entertain an in-home inspection of my irrefutable evidence of over taxation from the Department of Revenue (with a “how unfortunate” the TV news had encouraged the public by stating the assessor’s office knew of the errors and were making adjustments before the bills went out.) Unfortunate indeed, proving to be meaningless rhetoric given to news media to quiet the outraged public.
Taxpayers and all these office holders aware, why hasn’t there been an investigation and effort made to address the seriousness of taxpayers having no recourse in inequitable and fraudulent taxation? Let’s call it what it is, after all. In addition, using the United States Postal Service to provide the public with the fraudulent documents is equally fraudulent and against the law.
Most reprehensible, everyone I talked to adamantly stated there is nothing available, no recourse, don’t even think about correcting this 2019 tax once the bill is sent. The USA was pushed to rebellion over taxation of tea and Natrona County knowingly shoves a wrongfully prepared tax down the tax payer’s throat and turns their back on them? Really? I’m with you Tom; more strength and volume in numbers. Unhappy taxpayers need to flood the BOE for reform and retroactive restitution for the 2019 tax debacle. Accountability is our right.
KAY NUZUM, Casper