BEFORE THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION
Petitioner, : ORDER OF APPROVAL
PROPERTY TAX DIVISION OF THE : Appeal No. 92-1622
UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION, :
: Tax Type: Cent. Assessed
STATEMENT OF CASE
The above-captioned matter involves an appeal to the Utah State Tax Commission from the assessment by the Property Tax Division on the subject property. Petitioner asserted that the subject property should have a lower market value as of the lien date XXXXX.
Petitioner and Respondent have agreed that an adjustment of the valuation is necessary, based on a re-evaluation of the decline curve that was initially plotted for XXXXX well. The initial curve was determined using eight (8) full years of production history. Upon further review it is apparent that the most recent two years of production set a trend that is different from the earlier history. In light of this, the decline curve has been altered to fit more accurately the most recent production history. This increases the initial decline rate from 9% to approximately 26%. The total value for this well has been reduced from $$$$$ to $$$$$, and the total taxable value of all Petitioners' property from $$$$$ to $$$$$ for the XXXXX tax year.
XXXXX County had standing to object to the assessment of the subject property pursuant to Utah Code Ann. §59-2-1007, but elected not to do so.
Based on the foregoing, the Utah State Tax Commission hereby finds the market value of the subject property for the tax year XXXXX is $$$$$.
The Property Tax Division is hereby ordered to adjust its records in accordance with this order of approval. The XXXXX County Auditor is also authorized to adjust its records in accordance with the revised notice of assessment.
DATED this 13th day of October, 1992.
BY ORDER OF THE UTAH STATE TAX COMMISSION.
R. H. Hansen Roger O. Tew
Joe B. Pacheco S. Blaine Willes