What can property owners do if they believe their personal property value is too high?

There are two ways property owners may challenge or "appeal" their personal property values. 

1) The "notice of value" may be appealed by contacting the county appraiser's office by May 15th to schedule an informal meeting with an appraiser. [K.S.A. 79-1448] 

2) After receiving the tax statement, the owner may file a "payment under protest" form with the county treasurer at the time the taxes are paid. If all the taxes are paid prior to December 20th, the protest can be made no later than December 20th (or by January 31st if the taxes are paid from an escrow account or by a tax service). [K.S.A. 79-2005] Taxpayers can NOT appeal the notice of value AND pay the taxes under protest for the same property in the same tax year. [K.S.A. 79-2005(b)]

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1. What is personal property?
2. What personal property is taxable?
3. How is personal property appraised?
4. How is personal property classified and assessed in Kansas?
5. What does the county appraiser do?
6. How does the county appraiser discover taxable personal property?
7. Who needs to list personal property for taxation?
8. Who must sign the personal property rendition?
9. When and where does a taxpayer file a rendition?
10. Personal Property Filing Penalties
11. How does the county appraiser determine personal property values?
12. Do personal property values depreciate every year?
13. How does the county's appraisal affect taxes?
14. When are taxpayers notified of the value of their personal property?
15. What can property owners do if they believe their personal property value is too high?
16. What takes place at the appeal hearing?
17. How are personal property taxes calculated?
18. What is the mill levy?
19. Who is responsible for the taxes due on property that was sold or purchased during the year?
20. Are property taxes prorated between buyer and seller?
21. Are personal property taxes prorated?
22. I sold my property during the year; do I still need to fill out a rendition?
23. When are personal property taxes due?
24. Where can taxpayers find additional information about property taxation?