8 ON YOUR SIDE: Homeowners hit with higher property tax and may not know it

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Local homeowners are being hit with a higher property tax, and it turns out many of them don’t even know it.

8 News NOW Anchor Brian Loftus called the Clark County Assessor’s Office to determine the veracity of the issue, and it turns out that if homeowners didn’t fill out a routine form confirming that their home is their primary address, their property tax was automatically increased from 3 percent to the max cap on increases, which is 4.8 percent. To clarify further, this is an increased assessment on value rate.

According to Dan Kulin with Clark County, for qualifying properties, the impact of not making this change is approximately $18 per $1,000 of property taxes paid. For example, if the resident paid a tax bill of $1,000 last year, this change will save the property owner $18 this year.

Kulin further adds that the issue only affects those property owners who did not return a postcard to the County in Spring 2018 to identify a property as their primary residence.

Anyone who is not sure whether this is an issue for them should visit the county website and look up the property tax information for their primary residence through the Treasure’s Office webpage.

The Clark County Assessors Office said they have been flooded with calls this week regarding the issue.

To have this changed , call the assessor’s Office so you can be sent a new form to identify your property as your primary residence. The Assessor’s Office can be reached Monday thorough Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 702-455-3882 or 702-455-4997. You may visit the Clark County Assessors Office by clicking here.

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