232-23 Costs, taxation. (a) In the event of an appeal by a taxpayer to the state board of review, if the appeal is compromised, or is sustained as to fifty per cent or more of the amount in dispute, the costs deposited shall be returned to the appellant. Otherwise the entire amount of costs deposited shall be retained.

(b) In the event of an appeal by a taxpayer to the tax appeal court, if the appeal or objection is sustained in whole, the costs deposited shall be returned to the appellant. If the appeal or objection is sustained in part only, or if an agreement or compromise is made between the appellant and the tax assessor or other proper officer, whereby a reduction is made in the total amount of the valuation assessed (in cases of real property tax appeals) or the tax assessed (in other cases), then a part of the costs proportionate to the amount for which the appellant obtains a judgment or proportionate to the amount of the reduction, as the case may be, shall be returned to the appellant. In the event of dismissal of the appeal without hearing upon the merits, the costs deposited in the amount set pursuant to rules adopted by the supreme court shall be returned to the appellant.

In the event of a final determination of an appeal by a county to the tax appeal court, the intermediate appellate court, or the supreme court on review, that a higher assessment should be made of the property involved, the additional tax due shall be collected in the same manner as the tax based upon the original assessment. [L 1932 2d, c 40, 50; RL 1935, 1943; RL 1945, 5218; am L 1945, c 92, 2; RL 1955, 116-20; am L 1957, c 34, 2; am L 1963, c 92, 15; HRS 232-23; am L 1989, c 14, 14; am L 1997, c 152, 3; am L 2004, c 202, 24; am L 2006, c 94, 1; am L 2010, c 109, 1]

 

Rules of Court

 

Return of costs, see RTAC rule 3.

 

 

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