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Board to review taxpayers' cases

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BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Tax Equalization Board is set to resume conferences with taxpayers challenging their assessed property values.

Conferences were suspended in February due to administrative staffing changes. County officials sought to improve efficiency of the appeal process and solicited new members to serve on the board to increase the total number of board members.

The new 15-member board replaces the prior board of seven members, and consists of members from across all areas of the county. The board will be able to split into multiple panels to maximize the number of cases heard.

"The restructuring of the Board is going to significantly expedite the process of conducting these conferences", County Attorney Josh Gruber said in a statement.

The conferences will take place in Beaufort Council Chambers and at the Hilton Head Beaufort Government Center South, on Oct. 30, to accommodate taxpayers who live north and south of the Broad River.

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