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File an appeal BOE Polices and Procedures
The Jackson County Board of Equalization is an independent Board composed of citizen taxpayers of Jackson County. Its mission is to fully and fairly equalize the value of all real and tangible personal property in the County for purposes of taxation and to provide an appeal forum for taxpayers to correct perceived inequities in the assessment of value. The Board strives to allow taxpayers an efficient, public, unbiased, courteous and informative manner of addressing grievances surrounding the imposition of taxes by the County.
Missouri Revised Statutes require a board of equalization be formed in each county. The Board of Equalization is an independent body, established pursuant to Missouri law, specifically chapter 138 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri. The board performs state-mandated functions relating to the review and equalization of property tax assessments, including the adjudicating of tax appeals.
While the board’s members are appointed by officials of Jackson County and other local taxing jurisdictions, no other public official can control or direct the board’s actions.
The deadline to file an appeal with the Board of Equalization is the 3rd Monday in June per Missouri Statutes unless extended by the Board.
Please contact the Missouri State Tax Commission https://stc.mo.gov
Contact the Board of Equalization 816-881-3309 for direction regarding the appeal process.
If no one appears on your behalf at the scheduled hearing, the Board will act at their discretion to determine a fair market value based on the evidence presented which may include the County Assessor’s recommendation of value.
Hearings may begin July 1 and must end no later than the 4th Saturday in August per Missouri Statutes unless extended by the Board.
Once the appeal deadline has passed, a late appeal request to the Board must be submitted in writing for consideration. The Board will review the request and act at their discretion accordingly.
The County offers a Senior Citizen Quad Pay Program for real estate taxes. (current year only); for information call the Collection Department at 816-881-3232. Certain senior citizens and 100% disabled individuals may be eligible for a Missouri income tax credit for a portion of the real estate taxes or rent they have paid for the year. The credit is for a maximum of $750 for renters and $1,100 for owners who own owned and occupied their home, and can only be claimed on the home they occupied during the period being claimed. The actual credit is based on the amount of real estate taxes or rent paid and total household income.
The special tax will appear on last year’s tax bill or contact the Collections Department at 816-881-3232.
An incorrect mailing address can be changed by visiting either the downtown Kansas City or Historic Truman Courthouses. More information here(PDF, 22KB) .
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Board of Equalization
Board of Equalization Manager
Jackson County Courthouse415 E. 12th Street
Rooms 102 and 104
Kansas City, MO 64106
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.