Incline Village residents file new tax lawsuit
April 29, 2008
RENO, Nev. ” A federal court lawsuit accuses the Washoe County assessor’s office of again unfairly valuing views of Lake Tahoe in appraising property taxes for homes in Incline Village.
The lawsuit seeks to return property values to 2002-03 levels as approved in a 2006 case involving 17 taxpayers.
After five years of fighting, the lawsuit filed by Reno lawyer Suellen Fulstone said Incline taxpayers have no remedy under state law and must appeal to the federal courts to end the “unconstitutional and excessive tax bills.”
Assessor Josh Wilson says his office followed rules set by the Nevada Tax Commission as required in the 2006 case in valuing 9,000 Lake Tahoe properties.