What’s commercial property worth? Depends whom you ask

Property owners challenge Providence over valuations, with millions of tax dollars at stake

TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
TAX RELIEF: Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Dana said tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city. In his most recent annual tally, Dana reported to the City Council that 155 of the 845 open civil cases Providence has in either state or federal court are seeking tax relief.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
No one likes to pay property taxes. In Providence, fighting that annual bill has become almost routine for many large commercial property owners when millions of dollars in tax revenue are at stake. Tax challenges represent almost 20% of the active civil cases involving the city, according to an annual summary from City Solicitor Jeffrey…

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