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Many Americans don't think about their tax bills until the new year. But there are things you need to do before Dec. 31 if you want to pay less later.
Author's Note: 10 Tips to Lower Property Taxes
It really pays to check out the website of your assessor's office. Not only will you be able to find some useful information about how assessments work in your area, the site will probably give you some idea about when assessments take place and how to appeal, should you take issue with the valuation.
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