Cassie, we calculate the tax amount due for the entire year from the
appellant (minus the state payment), divide it by 365 days to get the daily
amount owed by just the appellant and grant the number of days in the tax
year the property is out of commission based on the appellant's share.
Sometimes the debate here is that even though the home is destroyed, the
land still has value. Generally we say that a parcel of land, with a
charred, uninhabitable home has no value. But, in a recent case, the apt.
building was badly burned and had to be demolished. We granted the house
and land until the estimated time of removal (and we were generous in that
estimate) and from that date, will tax him for the land only as it will be
construction ready and he is putting it on the market to sell.
Hope this helps. Annette
From: Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network
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Subject: Board of Abatement question
We have a home that was caught on fire, so it will clearly be abated but
there is a nearly $2,000. state payment on the tax bill. My treasurer has
a call in to the Tax Dept. but in the meantime I thought I would ask all of
you if any of you have had this situation and how it was handled for
abatement. Our meeting is next Monday.
Assistant Town Clerk
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