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Adams County taxes going up because of higher land values
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July 18, 2017 - ListenUpYall.com

By John Mott Coffey

NATCHEZ, Miss. – The increased value of Natchez and Adams County properties means most landowners will have to pay more taxes due next year, said county Tax Assessor Reynolds Atkins.

Those in the city will see property taxes going up on average by about $70, he said Monday.

“It’s not a big increase, but (state law) is something we had to comply with,” said Atkins, who noted the state-mandated reassessment of properties in the county and city resulted in the value of structures and land rising by a total of about $29 million. That’s $2,000-$3,000 per taxable parcel.

Taxpayers have until July 31 to visit the Adams County tax assessor’s office to see how much the newly assessed value of their properties has increased. They can request changes if they believe the higher assessment is incorrect. Any objections will be heard by the county Board of Supervisors at an August 14 hearing.

Reynolds encouraged taxpayers to visit his Adams County Courthouse office, question how much their property assessment is and make their case for any needed corrections. No changes can be made after the new tax rolls are finalized in August, he said.




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