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MoFo New York Tax Insights - Volume 5, Issue 3 - March 2014

In This Issue: Court of Appeals Reverses Gaied “Permanent Place of Abode” Decision; ALJ Holds That Certain Data Processing Services Furnished to Broker-Dealers Are Not the Licensing of Software; Trial Court Allows...more

SJC Case Could Result in Loss of Property Tax Exemptions for Certain Conservation Land

A property tax dispute involving a $172 property tax on conservation land owned by The New England Forestry Foundation (the “Foundation”) in the Town of Hawley could impact land conservation organizations throughout the...more

New Jersey Offers Financing Incentives for Real Estate Investments

On September 18, 2013, Governor Christie signed the New Jersey Economic Opportunity Act (the “Act”) into law. The Act is intended to spur job creation, promote redevelopment of underutilized urban and suburban areas, and...more

A Compilation and Summary of Real Estate Related Legislation Enacted by the 51st Arizona Legislature

On Friday June 14, 2013, at 12:59 a.m., on the 152nd day of the regular legislative session, the 51st Arizona Legislature adjourned sine die, or “without assigning a day for a further meeting or hearing.” Generally, except...more

How to Make the Best Difficult Decisions in Uncertainty

I. Perpetual Calendar—Make Sure You Have Time for Reasoned Decisions - Stop trying to remember so much, reduce your stress, and avoid the risk of missing an important date. Every item that you can record onto a...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law September 12, 2013

The Virginia Supreme Court issued new opinions this morning, some of which affect local government law. Here they are (summaries taken from the Virginia Supreme Court website): PKO Ventures, LLC v. Norfolk Redev’t &...more

Redevelopment Law Amendments Enacted in New Jersey

Governor Chris Christie signed into law this week A-3615, which makes several important changes to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (the “Redevelopment Law”). These changes will impact developers, municipalities and...more

Stormwater Alert: Maryland Fee Program About to Become a Reality

The so called "rain tax" is about to hit property owners in Maryland. In April 2012, the Maryland General Assembly enacted a law — known as HB 987 — that requires each of the 10 most populous jurisdictions in Maryland...more

Appellate Notes: Recent Decisions of the Connecticut Supreme and Appellate Courts - January 2013

In This Issue: -AC31211 - Aguinaldo v. Warner -AC33771 - Thompson Gardens West Condominium Assn., Inc. v. Masto -AC33850 - Unifund CCR Partners v. Schaeppi -AC33400 - Samnard Associates, LLC...more

The Fiscal Cliff for Condominium Developers

Heard enough about the fiscal cliff? Condominium developers should take into consideration the potential liability for assessments on developer owned condominium units when structuring condominium regimes to avoid their own...more

Local Government Economic Development Property Tax Exemptions

Over the last several years, county and city governments have looked anew at a more than 30-year-old provision in the Florida Constitution that permits using property tax exemptions as economic development tools. The Florida...more

What you need to know today about Municipal Improvement Districts (Presentation)

In This Presentation: Municipal Improvements Act; The Governing Body and MID; Authorized Improvements; Common Questions; Criteria for the MID; Common Questions; and Boundary Issues. Excerpt from Municipal...more

Focus on Real Estate - October 2012

In This Issue: 1 City of Toronto Zoning By-Law Update 2 New Heritage Official Plan Policies For The City of Toronto 3 Creditor Priority as between Factoring Companies and Lienholders in the Wake of the Alberta...more

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UPDATED THROUGH SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 Mortgage Foreclosure. Question Certified: Does the test set forth in Arlt v. Buchanan, 190 So. 2d 575 (Fla. 1966), for vacating a foreclosure sale apply when adequacy of the bid price is...more

Virginia Supreme Court Opinions Affecting Local Government Law: June 7, 2012

Today, the Virginia Supreme Court issued several opinions affecting the practice of Virginia local government law. The cases involve (1) an inverse condemnation claim against VDOT for flooding, (2) another application of...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Issues Tech One Decision, Impacting Property Tax Valuation of Property Constructed Pursuant to Ground...

On April 25, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down its much-anticipated decision in Tech One Associates v. Bd. of Prop. Ass’t. of Allegh. Co., et al. At issue in this case is a matter of significant importance to...more

No Change Of Ownership Assessment Exemption For Property Sold To Private Party Under Threat Of Condemnation

A California court of appeal recently rejected a landowner’s claim that newly purchased replacement property should be exempt from reassessment and the establishment of a new base year value because the landowner sold his...more

Proposed Changes to the Georgia Land Conservation Tax Credit Act (O.C.G.A. § 48-7-29.12)

In April 2006, the state of Georgia passed the Georgia Land Conservation Tax Credit Act, creating a new state income tax credit (not deduction) for land conservation. The purpose of the law was to provide a financial...more

PA Tax Notes

Interest on Real Estate Tax Overpayments The Commonwealth Court has held that the provisions of the Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights apply to refunds of real estate taxes, requiring that interest be calculated from the...more

Property Taxes And Public Safety

A heavily amended property tax bill got the green light from the Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee this week. HF2274 (formerly HSB 519), the Governor’s commercial property tax reform proposal, now...more

Redevelopment Update: New Legislation and Designation of Successor Agencies

Despite the launch of two bills — one that would delay the effective dissolution date of redevelopment agencies (RDAs) across the state and another that would allow cities to retain affordable housing funds — cities are...more

Conservation Easements–Using The IRS Audit Manual To Avoid Issues

An owner of real property that donates a conservation easement to a qualified organization may be able to deduct the value of the easement for income tax purposes. Such a deductible contribution requires the contribution of a...more

Property Valuation Topics - Fall 2011

The Property Valuation practice has just released its Fall 2011 newsletter containing the following articles: >> Hartford Revaluation to Proceed >> When is a Settlement not a Settlement? >> How...more

Cook County Assessments Continue Downward Drift with Residential Share Increasing

As Cook County second installment tax bills arrive in mailboxes over the next several days, it is worth taking a few moments to examine the trend of assessments across the County by property class and among townships. In a FR...more

Municipal Revaluation Alert

2011 Property Revaluations in Connecticut Our research indicates that nearly 50 municipalities in Connecticut are planning to conduct revaluations effective October 1, 2011. There are a number of steps that property owners...more

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