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Washington Appeals Board Affirms County Assessor’s Market Valuation of Taxpayer’s Residential Property

Dec. 8, 2021, 5:00 AM

The Washington Board of Tax Appeals (BTA) Sept. 16 sustained the King County Assessor’s valuation of Taxpayer’s residential property. Taxpayer unsuccessfully protested property tax assessments of his residence for two tax years. Taxpayer appealed and the BTA found: 1) Taxpayer’s purchase of the property wasn’t the most reliable indication of its value because the sale occurred more than three years prior to the valuation dates; 2) Taxpayer didn’t provide evidence to show how easements and assessments impacting the property compared to easements and assessments that impacted sales submitted for comparison; 3) the assessor’s evidence of a similar property’s sale was ...