In our state, (as I understand it) if you move a mobil home on a lot on its
wheels, it is personal property. If you take the wheels off, it is real
estate. (Don't ask me to explain!)
Ed Gray W0SD wrote:
> 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 It was repealed at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?
> Ed Gray
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