Jun 13, 2014 6:23 AM by Chelsea DeCesare

State error prompts tax refunds

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Property owners in one western Colorado school district will see tax reductions because of a state error. That's because the Mesa County district had been miscalculating mill levy rates for three years.

Taxpayers in School District 51 are getting refunds totaling $335,927.

The newspaper says that the refund won't amount to much per household, just $1.56 per $100,000 of value.

The district's plan is to make the refund in one lump sum by lowering their mill levy rate this December. That means district taxpayers will get their money back by getting charged less on taxes to be paid in 2015.

Officials say the error was caused by faulty mill levy worksheets provided by the state.


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