Dodge Land Tax With Long Grass on Vacant Lots
|November 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Rent recovery or avoidance|
This 2013 excerpt of WIBW, Jul 18, is by Melissa Brunner.
Rounded bales of hay are a common site around the Kansas countryside. But they recently turned up, dotting the landscape of a the decidedly urban lots around the WIBW-TV studios.
The land was being baled. The move turned the lots into land being used for agricultural purposes. The less-intense use has a lower property tax rate.
In the case of the 11 acres between WIBW and the Kansas Bankers Assocation, it brought the bill down to just $23.11, a difference of $34,578.49 to Shawnee County. For all five lots around WIBW-TV, the agricultural use tax totals $58.70, instead of the market value rate of $83,443.40.