In October of 2022, the Colorado Court of Appeals, Division VII rendered an opinion in MLS Properties LLC v. Weld County Board of Equalization. While this case is the first to reach the Colorado Court of Appeals, there were, at the time, twelve similar claims pending throughout Colorado. In these cases, the most notable issue was how to interpret C.R.S. 39-1-104(11)(b)(I), which allows a taxpayer to have their property revalued by the county assessor to account for “unusual conditions” (the “Unusual Conditions Statute”).
Last week, the Colorado Senate passed a bipartisan bill—House Bill 1375—requiring school districts to either develop a plan by the 2019-2010 academic year to equitably share mill levy override funds with charter schools of their districts or to distribute 95% of the per pupil amount of the revenue to those charter schools. The bill further requires charter schools to post certain tax documents on their websites and to limit their financial waivers.
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The Colorado legislature recently passed HB-13-1113, which was signed into law on March 8, 2013. This act creates a pilot program for an alternative property tax valuation protest and appeal procedure for the City and County of Denver. Though the bill has been signed into law, the pilot program will not actually go into…