Four tax appeals angers Gov. Dave
Duke Energy's dispute with tax assessments over its wind farms in Laramie and Converse counties could impact nearly $15 million worth of property assessments in Laramie County alone. ...Gov. Dave Freudenthal is appalled by the tax dispute. The company boasted how much it would contribute in property taxes.
September 13, 2010
by Michelle Dynes
in Wyoming Tribune Eagle
CHEYENNE -- Laramie County officials are uncertain how a pair of tax appeals could impact county cash collections.
Duke Energy appealed the $41 million property tax assessments for its four Wyoming wind farms in Laramie and Converse counties. The two wind projects located in Laramie County have a combined tax assessment of nearly $15 million.
Property value helps determine the bill for property taxes, and a drop in valuation would cut the final bill. Laramie County Commissioner Gay Woodhouse said any decrease would affect the county's bottom line.
It also would further strain the budget as officials anticipate expensive roadway damage and repairs... [continue via Web link]