TWIN FALLS — A few weeks ago, he spent his days running a construction company. Today, Twin Falls County Assessor Brad Wills is in a whole new role, focusing on finding a new formula to assess the county’s farm ground.
Filer farmer Ray Moore says property taxes on farm ground are too high; but it’s not the tax rate he’s disputing, it’s the value placed on farm ground by the county’s former assessor that has him riled.
Moore says the formula used by former-Assessor Gerald Bowden over-inflated land values by about $1,000 per acre. Moore and the Twin Falls County Farm Bureau is working with Wills to find a more realistic formula.Full article.