Rewards of Merit: Property Tax
Fixing an Unfair Tax Value to Find Savings
A large oil and gas operator had significant Utah holdings where the taxable value was challenged by the County.
Results for client
Annual Tax Savings
Reduced Assessed Values by County
- The client’s assets were assessed by the Utah State Tax Commission, and an error was made in the calculation which resulted in an unfair tax value.
- The County took the unfair value as the proper value which prompted the client to file a suit to correct the value.
- County initiated a long and costly litigation against the client.
Merit Action Plan:
Through our standard tax preparation process, Merit identified the calculation error and brought it to the attention of the Utah State Tax Commission personnel.
Maintained a strong and working relationship with the Utah State Tax Commission.
Worked in conjunction with the Utah State Tax Commission to come to a solution with the County.