Monday, March 03, 2008

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MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - The Monongalia County Commission says they've found nothing wrong with a property owner's 1,531% tax increase.

Morgantown property owner Jim Jones filed a complaint with the commission because his property taxes increased from $285.90 to $4,663.44 after he refused to sell his property to Chief Deputy Assessor Bill Perry.

County Assessor Rodney Pyles says the property was reclassified as part of a routine audit, resulting in a tax hike, but Jones says it was retaliation.

Jones says he may appeal to the Monongalia County Circuit Court.

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