Bakke family seeks refund of tax over payments


December 12, 2019

WRANGELL — Arnold and Alice Bakke are seeking a refund of property tax payments due to an assessment error going back to 1994. The total amount of money owed back to the Bakkes, from 1994 to 2019, is around $12,000. However, according to Borough Manager Lisa Von Bargen and City Attorney Joseph Levesque, there is a six year statute of limitations on seeking a refund for overpaid taxes. This means that the wrangell assembly was considering paying the Bakke family $4,382.46, the amount overcharged within the past six years.

Helen Keller, daughter of Arnold and Alice Bakke, argued on behalf o...

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