Vt. High Court Backs Town's Property Tax System

Law360, New York (January 24, 2014, 7:55 PM EST) -- The Vermont Supreme Court on Friday backed the Town of Monkton's property tax system, ruling that the municipality's method of assigning a higher value to land that has received a permit allowing for further residential development does not treat taxpayers unfairly.

The high court ruled on three consolidated appeals brought by Monkton that challenged a state regulators' finding that its property tax regime was unconstitutional. Property owners in Monkton claimed the town treated undeveloped land that did not require a permit but could feasibly hold multiple...
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