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Important News

--- 04/06/2021 ---

2021 ASSESSMENT NOTICES HAVE BEEN MAILED TO ALL PROPERTY OWNERS IN THE COUNTY.  EVERY ODD YEAR IS AN EQUALIZATION YEAR.  THE HOUSING MARKET IS VERY STRONG AND 2021 VALUES REFLECT THE MARKET VALUES AS REQUIRED BY LAW.  PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE 641-923-2269 IF YOU BELIEVE YOUR ASSESSED VALUE IS OVER THE MARKET VALUES AND YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE US DO AN INFORMAL REVIEW PRIOR TO APRIL 26TH.

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Credit and exemption applications are availabe on the Iowa Department of Revenue websit.  Click on the following link.  https://tax.iowa.gov/tax-credits-and-exemptions

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The Iowa State Association of Assessors hosts a website with assessment information, board of review information and several links to pertinent websites. Click the link to access the website:  https://www.iowa-assessors.org

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The use of CSR2 and non-crop adjustments for agricultural land was implemented in the 2015 valuations.

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Senate File 295 established a business property tax credit for commercial, industrial and railway property.  Each person who wishes to claim the credit shall obtain the appropriate forms from the County Assessor. The application is due by July 1st. Parcels classified and taxed as commercial property, industrial property or railway property, under chapter 434, are eligible for a credit.  A person may claim and receive one credit under this chapter for each eligible parcel unless the parcel is part of a property unit. You don't need to sign up annually. Once owership of part of the parcel or property unit is transferred, it becomes necessary to re-sign.

 

Apply for the credit at the Assessor’s office in the courthouse.  Contact the Assessor’s office for further information.

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EXEMPT PARCEL INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE ASSESSOR'S OFFICE.