A board of abatement must “state in detail the reasons for its decision,” 24 V.S.A. § 1535(c), and “provide sufficient explanation to indicate to the parties, and to an appellate court, what was decided and upon what considerations.” Guntlow v. Bd. of Abatement, 2014 VT 118. This document provides a template for board of abatement decisions. This model is part of the VLCT Tax Abatement Toolkit (below).
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