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CURRENT USE DEPARTMENT NEWS

Current Use Department News Coming to your town – eCuse –  Spring 2015  The Vermont Department of Taxes is pleased to announce that eCUSE, the web-based service for the Current Use Program (Use Value Appraisal), will soon be available statewide. eCuse was developed to bring new efficiencies to the application and review process for all users, including […]

SETTING THE DIRECTION FOR VALA IN 2015 AND BEYOND

The 2015 VALA organization enjoys many benefits from expanding memberships in additional to financial sustainability. The attendance at the 2014 Annual meeting 100+/- and our January 2015 Bimonthly Meeting was attended by more than 40 members. These events reflect VALA’s expanded base. The positive results of increased membership participation, is more diversity of ideas, issues, […]

ANNUAL MEETING 2014 SURVEY RESULTS

VALA ANNUAL MEETING SURVEY RESULTS  20 Attendees responded to the survey Some of the survey respondents did not answer all the question options and in those cases the total responses does not equal 100%. There were 21 responses (21%) Question #1  The 8:30 AM sign in time and 9:00 AM Meeting starting time: Met your […]

2013 LISTER OF THE YEAR SUSAN FLETCHER FROM RICHFORD, VERMONT

2013 MICHAEL P CYPRIAN AWARD Susan Fletcher VALA established the Michael P. Cyprian, Lister of the Year Award in 1991 to honor Listers and Assessors who demonstrate fairness to all, dedication, helpfulness, worked to improve the listing process and pursued better education for the assessment community. The award is named for Michael P Cyprian who […]

MICHAEL P. CYPRIAN AWARD LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION ARTICLE

MICHAEL P CYPRIAN AWARD Attention Listers, Town Clerks and Treasurers Each year at, the VALA September Annual Meeting ,the Lister of the Year award is presented to the Lister that meets the qualities of Michael P. Cyprian. These qualities are described below. VALA is asking you to review these qualities and complete a letter of […]

EQUALIZATION INFORMATION ARTICLE

Vermont towns recently received their town’s 2013 equalization study, and we hope all of you have carefully reviewed the results. In 2103, the VALA Equalization Study Committee met with PV&R and reviewed some suggested recommendations to update the process. We will continue to work with PVR in 2014 to identify common areas of agreement to […]

CURRENT USE BY ELIZABETH HUNT CURRENT USE PROGRAM CHIEF

Elizabeth L. Hunt Current Use Program Chief Tax Department   In Current Use, we are in the final stages of wrapping up our review and approvals for the 2013 tax year.   Please remember if there are homestead changes, you will need to update your current use data and send it back to us at the […]

ARTICLE ON CHANGES TO VERMONT PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX RETURNS

DEPARTMENT OF TAXES CHANGES TO VERMONT PROPERTY TRANSFER TAX RETURNS Important changes made by the legislature, effective July 1, 2013 to Vermont Property Transfer Tax Returns.  These changes are of particular interest to town clerks and attorneys for their work with property owners as a few requirements have been discontinued.  New forms should be available […]

ARTICLE ON EXEMPT PROPERTY OWNERS INSURANCE/REPLACEMENT COSTS

 DEPARTMENT OF TAXES  NEW LAW:  EXEMPT PROPERTY OWNERS MUST REPORT INSURANCE REPLACEMENT COST TO MUNICIPAL ASSESSORS Act 73 Now in Effect Earlier this year, Governor Peter Shumlin signed into law Act 73.  Pursuant to the new law, owners of certain tax exempt properties are required to provide assessing officials with the insurance replacement cost of […]

NRAAO HONORS ED CLODFELTER WITH THE SHERRY VERMILLYA AWARD

  The NRAAO Award Committee recommended to the Board of Directors of NRAAO at it’s executive board meeting in May, 1992 at Portland, Maine that there be an award given by the NRAAO to one member of each participating Providence or State.  At the NRAAO executive board meeting at Newton, Massachusetts, in November 1992 the NRAAO Awards Committee recommended […]

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