T.F. County Assessor: Corrected Tax Bill Needed After $730,000 Shortfall
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – The Twin Falls County Assessor’s office says a correction needs to be made to tax billing after a data-entry error caused a $730,000 shortfall.
“The overall property tax roll for Twin Falls County was inflated by the error,” Assessor Gerald Bowden said in a letter prepared for taxpayers. “Therefore, the 2015 tax levies and the resulting 2015 tax bills were less than they should have been.”
The Assessor’s office inadvertently made an incorrect adjustment to a parcel within an Urban Renewal Area, leaving the Urban Renewal District $730,000 short of its budget obligations.
The Assessor’s office regrets this error, according to a news release Friday, and it is working with the State Tax Commission and county officials to correct the mistake. A new tax levy using the corrected urban renewal parcel values was prepared by the Commission and was used to calculate the correct tax.
Pursuant to Idaho law, county commissioners will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. on March 11 to address the levy correction. After the results of the hearing, the county may calculate the amount of the underpayment of each taxpayer and may send a supplemental bill to affected taxpayers.