Owner of Flathead Island Seeks to Reduce His Property Tax

ROLLINS – In perhaps the most expensive residential tax appeal case in Montana history, a California real estate mogul is asking a state board to reduce the assessed value of his Flathead Lake island home by $32 million. If the board agrees, Don Abbey of La Mirada, California, would see the parcel’s annual property tax bill of $367,700 reduced by at least two-thirds. Last week, a dozen attorneys and expert witnesses spent three days before the state Tax Appeal Board in Helena, arguing whether the state properly assessed Abbey’s extravagant home and other structures on Shelter Island. Abbey built the home … Continue reading Owner of Flathead Island Seeks to Reduce His Property Tax