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Weekly Brief: CFPB, Legal Fees & Hashtag Hijackers
It is common practice for parties to property and business transactions (such as sales, purchases and leases) to sign a heads of agreement once an agreement has been reached in relation to the key...more
The court of appeal in Borikas v. Alameda Unified School District (--- Cal.Rptr.3d ----, Cal.App. 1 Dist., December 6, 2012; re-hearing granted January 7, 2013) held that the school district did not have the authority to...more
Counties in North Carolina are required to revalue real property every eight years; however, some counties chose to do so in shorter intervals. According to the North Carolina Department of Revenue, eighteen counties are set...more
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
Originally published in the Hartford Business Journal on December 17, 2012.
While it is December, many Connecticut assessors are not dreaming of sugar plums or dancing elves. Those assessors conducting townwide...more
Any property owners in New Jersey who have suffered substantial damages to their real property as a result of Hurricane Sandy should be entitled to tax relief pursuant to New Jersey law. Specifically, N.J.S.A. 54:4-35.1...more
Issues related to property taxes extend beyond levies, collections, assessment appeals and refunds. Two recent decisions, one from the Illinois Supreme Court and the other from the Illinois Appellate Court, examine the...more
On November 1, 2012, I was on panel discussion for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education seminar on Real Estate Taxation covering the topic "Tax Assessment Appeals & Practice in Cook County and Collar...more
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
In This Issue:
Textile Revitalization Credits; Note; General; Notice of Intent to Rehabilitate; Income Tax Credit; Assignability of the Credit; Property Tax Credit; Transitional Rules; and Certification...more
In This Presentation:
Infrastructure Tax Credit; General; Credit Amount; Qualifying Infrastructure Project; Credit Amount; When the Credit is Earned; Corporations Which File on a Consolidated Basis; Clawbacks; and...more
In This Presenation:
- Brownfields Voluntary Cleanup Incentives
The General Assembly has provided two tax incentives to promote cleanup of brownfield sites: an income tax credit as well as a property...more
In This Presentation:
FILOTs and MCPs/SSRCs – Developer Issues
..Basic Property Taxes Calculation
..FILOTs – The Basics
..Developer FILOT Project Scenario
..Developer FILOT Arrangements
..Key Issues in...more
A new and growing trend in the field of property tax assessment continued this summer, as school districts in the eastern part of the state filed what could be a record number of appeals of selected property owners’ tax...more
In July of this year, the New Jersey Legislature modified the law addressing tax refunds by requiring a New Jersey property tax refund for certain industrial sites to be deposited with the New Jersey Department of...more
This article, published in the September 2012 Tax Trends, sets forth all of the 97th General Assembly state and local tax legislation that is now signed into law.
I tracked the tax related legislation. This is a synopsis of...more
The Indemnity Deed of Trust (IDOT) structure has long been used in Maryland to defer Maryland recordation taxes, which would otherwise be due had a Borrower entered into a financing arrangement secured by a conventional deed...more
In This Issue:
Government Audits, No 100% Mark Up Restriction; Manufacturer Audit Checkbacks; Is That Covered? Costs of Government Investigations; and Property Tax Reassessment Season Heats Up
The Florida County Property Appraiser Offices have started to mail the 2012 Property Tax Assessment Notices, commonly known as TRIM Notices. These Notices present the 2012 property assessments and are mailed for both real and...more
This alert is intended to give an overview of the current real estate transfer tax rates and planned increases thereof in the various federal states of Germany. The information has been assembled with great care. However, no...more
On July 23, 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a bill that is intended to both stabilize and reinvigorate the state's green energy market and support development for renewable sources of energy. In addition,...more
For the past eight years we have been reporting to you on the controversy surrounding the determination of property tax exemptions for Illinois not-for-profit hospitals. The issue reached the Illinois Supreme Court in April...more
Now that early July has arrived, it’s time to check your current and proposed real property taxes at the county property appraiser’s website for the county in which your property is located. By this time, most of the...more
In This Issue:
2012 Edition of Assessment Law; Countywide Reassessments; Annual Property Valuations Appeals; and Welcome Stranger.
Excerpt from Countywide Reassessments
Lehigh, Lebanon, Erie, Allegheny and...more
Originally published in The Practical Real Estate Lawyer, March 2012
Investors are skittish. Capital is scarce. How, then, are development projects being undertaken? In many cases, the answer lies in the availability of...more
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