I just had an upsetting day yesterday when our director of equalization
(assessor) told me she had to add my towers to the real estate tax rolls.
We do not have personal property tax in South Dakota. It was repealed at
least 10 years ago.
I told her my towers were personal property and was a hobby. She said they
are anchored to the ground so they are considered real estate. I seen her
assessment guide book and it lists Rohn 25 at $42-$60 for linear foot which
is rediculous for ham applications.
Anyway my question is how many of you pay real estate taxes on your amateur
towers? I don't want to clog the reflector up so I'm primarily interested
only in those that pay real estate taxes and how you got it to a reasonable
level. Also it would be valuable if anyone can tell me how they changed
their state department of revenues ideas about taxing amateur towers?
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