Oregon Residents May Get Help after Property Tax Mistake

There's a push to help some local residents who got overcharged on their property taxes.

The Department of Revenue says an employee made a keying error that cannot be reversed by state law.

The mistake will cost each Town of Oregon property owner about $500.

They will get back the money in the form of a discount on next years taxes.

But Representative Brett Davis, who is also Town of Oregon resident, wants to offer residents interest free loans for the amount of money they were overcharged.

Davis says, "Then they're essentially going to be able to keep their own money in the bank, collecting interest. so it will help them get through this difficult period of time."

The proposal must be approved by both the assembly and senate before it heads to the Governor's desk.

Representative Davis says he hopes to get it passed and in place by mid-February.

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