Real Estate Appraisal Expert Witness Previals in MA Tax Case

In a high profile property tax case, the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board ruled in favor of West Tisbury, MA assessors. The Tax Board found that William W. Graham was not owed the $300,000 tax relief he sought. The ruling depended in large part on the report of the assessors’ real estate appraisal expert witness while the board dismissed testimony from Mr. Graham’s expert witness saying that he lacked experience necessary in the case.

The board ordered West Tisbury assessors to reimburse Mr. Graham a total of approximately $5,000 as reported in the Martha’s Vineyard Gazette.