Videos can help lower property taxes

March 12, 2009 5:09:26 PM PDT
If you've thought about trying to lower your property taxes, there is a new government video that explains how to do it.

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A new government video shows you how to apply for lower property taxes. Bankers want to help negotiate credit card rates.

There are companies offering to reduce your property taxes, but the catch is they charge a fee -- when you can do it yourself for free. Well now this video by the State Board of Equalization guides you through that process.

If your home has declined below its assessed value, you can apply for a tax reduction. By law the county assessor must check to see if you are correct and even if the assessor denies your application, you can file an appeal.

This video explains what information you will need and how to fill out forms.

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