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Property & Income Tax Adjustments

Property which is extensively damaged by fire may qualify for a reevaluation and reduction in your property tax assessment. Information and applications are available from the King County Assessor's Office, 206-296-5151.

Application's must be submitted within 75 days after the date of the destruction or within the year in which the destruction occurs. File your application before rebuilding or repairing property. Copies of the fire report, insurance reports, contractor repair estimates and a photo should accompany your application.

Ask for the Taxpayer's Claim for Reduction of Assessments on DESTROYED PROPERTY. Fill it out and return the form to the Assessor's office.

Uninsured Property

Uninsured loss of property, both real and personal, may entitle you to deductions in your income tax. Information is available from the local Internal Revenue Service office, 1-800-829-1040. The Seattle office is located at 915 2nd Avenue.

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Last Modified:   February 05, 2010

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