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Editor's note: The following letter is a rebuttal to a letter in the Sept. 14 edition of the Journal.

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Editor, the Journal,

Dear Mr. Ray,

This is in response to a letter received from you dated Sept. 11, and I hope this helps you to understand the requirements of the Assessor's Office. I have also included some paperwork that covers these same requirements.

From the time of statehood until the 1930s, property tax was the only major tax that supported most state and local government programs. Property tax continues to be the most important revenue source for public schools, fir...


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