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Advocate questions Wyoming property tax rules

Equality State Taxpayers Association rep provides advice to locals

 

October 20, 2022

Grace Moore

Cindy Barlow speaks to locals about property taxes, and her efforts to make them more equitable.

In 1989, Wyoming legislators changed the state constitution, allowing property taxes to be governed not by assessed value, but by fair market value, thus ensuring a steady revenue in a largely mineral based state.

According to Cindy Barlow of the Equality State Taxpayers Association, this change was very small, but mighty.

"[Today,] all taxable properties shall be valued at its full value as defined by the legislature; before, it said 'shall be valued at its assessed value."

Pine Haven entertained Barlow last Thursday night for the edification of many local property owners about how this...



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