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Cities Entitled to Pre and Post Judgment Interest for Tax Administration Fees Improperly Calculated and Withheld by County

Seven cities brought a lawsuit against a county over the calculation of a fee that the county charges for the collection and distribution of property taxes to each city. A trial court entered judgment in favor of the cities...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

Attention Owners of Income-Producing Properties in New Jersey: Protect Your Property Tax Appeal Position

Most New Jersey tax assessors have already mailed out Income and Expense requests pursuant to N.J.S.A. 54:4-34 (Chapter 91) for this year. Failure or refusal to respond to the request of the assessor within 45 days may result...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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