FORSYTH COUNTY NC APPEAL DEADLINE FAST APPROACHING

The first step in appealing your property tax value is to appeal to the county Board of Equalization & Review ["BER"]. Each county has its own BER. So, one obviously appeals to the BER in the county where the property is located. 

In order for the appeal to be timely, it must be filed by the "date of adjournment" of the BER.  The date of adjournment is a somewhat artificial date, as the BER will continue to meet and hear appeals after its "adjournment date." Nonetheless, to be timely, an appeal has to be filed by the adjournment date. 

The BER adjournment date will vary from county to county [North Carolina has 100 counties] and may even vary in the same county from year to year. So, it is essential that one know the adjournment date in whatever counties any property is located. That being said, the BER cannot begin to meet before the first Monday in April. And, it stands to reason, that the BER cannot adjourn before it starts to meet. So, I advise my clients that, as a rule of thumb, an appeal filed by March 31 can never be late, regardless of what county you are in or what year you are dealing with.

While most county BER appeal deadlines have passed by now, my home county of Forsyth has a June 30 deadline. Since June 30 is fast approaching, be advised that if you are still considering an appeal of your tax value in Forsyth County for 2022, you have until June 30 to file that appeal. 

Resources & Links

Forsyth County Tax Administration Website

Form: 2022 APPEAL TO THE FORSYTH COUNTY BOARD OF EQUALIZATION AND REVIEW

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John A. Cocklereece, Jr.

John Cocklereece concentrates his practice on property tax appeals, business law, tax controversies, and estate planning and administration.
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