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Bankruptcy Beat: The Second Circuit Establishes a Binding Standard For Lien Extinguishment Under a Plan of Reorganization

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion, City of Concord, N.H. v. N. New England Tel. Operations, LLC (In re N. New England Tel. Operations LLC), 795 F.3d 343 (2d Cir. 2015), addressing an issue of...more

The Magic GST/HST Registration (or How to Make a Multimillion-Dollar GST/HST Assessment Disappear)

It is well known that a GST/HST-registered person can purchase certain types of commercial real property without paying GST/HST to the vendor. ...more

Georgia Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Property Tax Incentives

On March 27, 2015, the Georgia Supreme Court rejected a challenge to the legal validity of property tax incentives in Georgia, largely on procedural grounds. SJN Properties, LLC v. Fulton County Bd. of Tax Assessors, No....more

Rescission: Another Remedy to Address Unintended Tax Consequences

While the equitable remedy of rectification is often sought as a means to address unintended tax consequences, rescission is also an available remedy in the appropriate cases. The British Columbia Supreme Court’s decision in...more

Grave decisions for Cemetery Association and Office Building Owner; Tax Court rejects two petitions to enjoin collection of...

A longstanding exemption is denied. In Washington Park Cemetery Association, Inc. v. Marion County Assess et al., Cause No. 49T10-1404-TA-10, the non-profit Association owned a cemetery, mausoleum and crematory complex in...more

Cook County property owners can cut property tax bills by filing a protest in 2013

Each year, the Cook County Assessor reassesses one-third of the nearly 1.8 million parcels in Cook County. For 2013, the 13 townships located in the north and northwest sections of Cook County will be reassessed starting in...more

Deadlines for Pennsylvania Real Property Tax Appeals

In view of current market conditions, now is a good time to review your company’s real estate portfolio to consider assessment appeals for tax year 2013. Ballard Spahr stands ready to assist you in these efforts. A list of...more

Philadelphia Common Level Ratio Drama Continues

In April, the State Tax Equalization Board (“STEB”) revised the 2011 Philadelphia common level ratio (“CLR”) upward from 18.1% to 25.2%. This increase came after the City of Philadelphia and the School District of...more

Real Estate Alert - "Understanding Your South Carolina Property Tax Bill and Deciding Whether to Appeal"

Understanding South Carolina's real and personal property tax structure involves a trip back to your high school algebra class. Essentially, the amount of tax you owe depends upon three...more

Allegheny County Reassessment Update – More Details Released Regarding Appeal Deadlines

The formal appeal filing deadline is April 2, 2012, for all properties in Allegheny County. This is the deadline for filing appeals of both the "old" 2011 value, which will be in use for 2012 (i.e., a 2012 tax...more

Property Tax Reassessments Coming!

The Pennsylvania counties of Allegheny, Lehigh, Lebanon and Erie will be conducting countywide reassessments in 2012.  The reassessment notices from Allegheny County have already started to be sent to property...more

Real Estate Alert - "New Changes to the NC Property Tax Appeal Process"

According to ancient lore, the Mayans have long predicted 2012 might bring the end of the world.  The Mayans may not be correct about that, however, it is a certainty that 2012 will bring changes to property tax...more

Allegheny County Reassessment Update – The Court Delays Implementation of the Reassessment Until 2013

Today Judge Wettick ruled that all jurisdictions in Allegheny County are to use the 2011 certified assessed values for 2012. During 2012, property owners and municipalities will have an opportunity to appeal the new...more

Michigan Supreme Court Clears Path For Judicial Review of State Tax Commission Decisions On Property Classification

Until recently, property owners in Michigan who disputed a local assessor’s classification of their property for tax purposes were not permitted to seek judicial review of the State Tax Commission’s decision. However, in...more

MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 2, Issue 4 - April 2011

In this issue: Tribunal Holds That Television Broadcaster Cannot Include Film in its Property Factor; Department Limits Application of Article 9-A Separate Accounting Election; Tribunal Grants State’s Motion to Reargue...more

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