Miami County officials are considering requests from six individuals all applying for tax abatements on properties significantly damaged or destroyed by a fire or another natural event in late-2014 …
Under Kansas law, a homeowner who pays taxes on property “destroyed or substantially destroyed” by fire, tornado or some other natural disaster, can apply to county commissioners of the county where the property is located for property tax abatement or a credit against property taxes paid by the owner in any or all of the next succeeding three years.
As part of the process, commissioners can inquire into and determine whether the property was a homestead, whether it was destroyed or substantially destroyed and its taxable value. During last week’s hearing, commissioners did not make a decision. Instead, they took each application under advisement. At a later date, officials said, they would issue a decision on each application.
(Read more: The Miami County Republic – news)