Tax cut for sinkhole evacuees
People living in the mandatory evacuation area for the Assumption Parish sinkhole have the option to lower property value of their home for the 2012 tax year, according to the parish's tax assesor's office.
The assesor says this measure is a way to help people affected by the sinkhole, giving them a chance to pay less property tax. The lowered value only counts for tax year 2012.
To make the change, visit the Assumption Parish assessor's office before December 31st and fill out the relevant paperwork.