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Taxpayer’s Appeal Fails Because the City of Burlington Appraised Her Property at Fair Market Value

In In re Bilmar Team Cleaners, 2015 VT 10 (January 16, 2015), the Vermont Supreme Court upheld the trial court’s decision to uphold the Burlington Board of Tax Appeals’ appraisal of a taxpayer’s property, because the City met its burden of showing that the property was appraised at fair market value.

Issue: Taxpayer appeals superior court’s decision to uphold Burlington Board of Tax Appeals’ appraisal of her property.

Holding: Affirmed, finding that the City met its burden to show that the property was appraised at fair market value, and that Taxpayer failed to overcome the presumption of the City’s valuation.