Property Tax Appeals

Many all over the US are petitioning their property tax bills and this is hurting local governments.  At the same time, didn’t local governments prosper due to artificially inflated home values?

“Homeowners across the country are challenging their property tax bills in droves as the value of their homes drop, threatening local governments with another big drain on their budgets.  The requests are coming in record numbers, from owners of $10 million estates and one-bedroom bungalows, from residents of the high-tax enclaves surrounding New York City, and from taxpayers in the Rust Belt and states like Arizona, Florida and California, where whole towns have been devastated by the housing bust.”

http://www.cnbc.com/id/31747498