July 7, 2016 at 10:26 AM
OSSGA and MPAC have been working on a solution to the historic property tax appeals. Part of this discussion is a formula for the 2016 appeal cycle and assessments in the future. While there is no formal agreement as of yet, we are close to an agreement for how to move forward.
Part of this moving forward is reducing the number of appeals under the new methodology for informational issues on sites. It is vital that all producers provide correct and accurate information to MPAC as part of this process as soon as possible. This information is used by MPAC to ensure the accuracy of the gravel pit assessments.
These outstanding issue can include, but are not limited to:
- Property class
- Stockpiles, and roadways
- Licensed area of the property,
- How many acres are used for P/Q activity, a
- Are there buildings on the site that are of little value
This process represents a major effort by OSSGA and member producers that could have a major positive effect on the aggregate industry. As such, it will be more effective for all parties if information on sites is up to correct and accurate.
Please contact your representative on property tax issues to ensure that your site information is up to date. If you do not have representation, a company such as Altus Group could help. In addition, an online form is available at http://propertytaxreview.com/mpac-pit-and-quarry-form/ to help with this process if you do not have a representative. The form will go directly to MPAC, and by doing so the producers will have met the condition to supply MPAC with current information.