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Tax Equalization Board meeting in Beaufort Co.

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

Wednesday, June 26th at 6pm, Beaufort County's reorganized Tax Equalization Board will meet to elect new officers.

In February, all hearings from Beaufort County tax payers who objected to their property value and who could not reach an agreeable resolution with the County Assessor's Office, were put on hold as County officials developed and solicited new members for the now much larger Board. The Board will consist of 15 positions whereas the prior Board was made up of 7 members from across the County.

"The restructuring of the Board provides more efficiency and expedites the process of conducting these hearings so as to resolve issues concerning the assessed value of Beaufort County citizen's property values," said County Attorney Josh Gruber.

Counties all across South Carolina have Boards similar to Beaufort County's Tax Equalization Board for the purpose of hearing property owner's appeals. All of the Boards vary in size from 5 members to 15 members.

The Department of Revenue will also be in attendance to provide a presentation on South Carolina property tax laws.

The public is invited to come and meet the new members of the Board. The meeting will be held in Council Chambers located at 100 Ribaut Road in Beaufort.

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