Officials will tour Bevin’s home again to clear tax dispute

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tax officials in Kentucky will get a second tour of Gov. Matt Bevin’s mansion amid a long-running dispute over whether the home is assessed too low for tax purposes.

The Courier Journal reports the Jefferson County Board of Assessment Adjustment decided Friday to revisit the 150-year-old mansion. The inspection was requested by the property valuation administrator’s office.

Bevin bought the mansion in the Anchorage community in 2017 for $1.6 million and argues it’s now worth $1.39 million, citing age and deterioration. The administration set the property value in 2018 at $2 million.

Assistant County Attorney Jeff Derouen says members of the board visited the home in 2017 but were barred from the top floors.

Bevin’s lawyer, Mark Sommer, objected, saying he wasn’t given adequate notice of the request.

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Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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(This story was originally published on July 22, 2019)

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