VALUATION NOTICES ISSUED

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Property valuation notices for the period 2008-2011 have been issued by the Land Tax Department.

This is according to Commissioner of Land Tax, Wayne Forde, who explained that the notices, which carried an issue date of Monday, August 25, were not tax bills and would not show any tax due.

He noted that several details were itemised, such as the name and address of the owner; the valuation map reference number; the valuation date; and the location of the property.

The area of the property in both imperial and metric measurements; the current use of the property; and the site and improved values of the property are also included on the valuation notice. 

Mr. Forde stressed that if a taxpayer was not in agreement with any of the details listed on the notice, he/she should contact the Land Tax Department as soon as possible. 

He pointed out that there were four grounds for objection – the values shown were either too high or too low; the person named in the notice is not the owner of the land; the land which had been valued separately should have been incorporated with other lands; and the land which had been incorporated with other lands should have been valued separately.  

All objections must be made in writing to the Commissioner of Land Tax, National Insurance Building, Fairchild Street, Bridgetown, no later than Wednesday, September 24, 2008. 

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