County mulls how to refund excess tax revenue

Mesa County’s three commissioners are hoping to find a better way to refund about $5.1 million in surplus revenue that it must return under the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.

In the past, the county would do so through a property tax credit, but the commissioners said they were somewhat hesitant about using that mechanism for two reasons, one of which is that a good portion of it would end up in the hands of out-of-area property owners.

The bigger reason, however, is that the surplus revenue didn’t come from property tax payers.

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