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Washington Property Tax Updates

Updated DecemBER 2018

Performance Reports on the State’s Two Largest Appeal Boards

The 2018 Legislature required the State Board of Tax Appeals to submit a detailed plan for reducing its unprecedented backlog of unresolved cases.  The Board’s report, submitted in November, can be found at  The Board hopes to halve its present backlog by October 2023 and then maintain a pace in which most appeals are resolved within one year of filing.  But this timeline looks optimistic in light of the net reduction in pending cases reported for the 5 months since the Legislature acted.      

The King County Auditor recently completed a performance review of the King County Board of Equalization. The Auditor’s report, submitted in September, can be found at  The report includes recommendations to improve communication with appellants, codify skills and experience standards for Board members, increase the amount of information shared about appeal decisions, and clarify how decisions are made on the acceptance of late evidence.

Norm Bruns and Michelle DeLappe
Garvey Schubert Barer
American Property Tax Counsel (APTC)

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