To the Editor:
In your article titled “Out with the old and in with the new (taxes)” (Sept. 9), you state that there was a 51 percent increase in McHenry assessment appeals in 2010, and that was a 40 percent increase over 2009.
You also state that with every appeal, the county doesn’t get less revenue but that the decrease is divided equally among every other property in its boundaries. In essence, Mr. Jones bears the burden of paying part of Mr. Smith’s taxes because Mr. Smith took the time to go through the tedious process of correcting the job that our county assessor is paid to do – assess properties – correctly.
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