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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
Those who pay property tax in Pennsylvania have an annual opportunity to appeal the assessed value of property. Deadlines for these appeals vary by county, but most are either August 1 or September 1, so now is the time to...more
Adverse possession is a legal doctrine under which a person may gain ownership rights in a parcel of real property by occupying that parcel for a set period of time. It operates as an inverse of the statute of limitations...more
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
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
On February 21, 2012, New York state’s highest court unanimously refused to extend due process protection to property owners challenging a tax lien foreclosure sale on grounds that they did not receive notice of their...more
Tax objection complaints can be brought in any Illinois circuit court to challenge the taxes, assessments, or levies on a parcel of real property. However, where a taxpayer is challenging the assessed value of its property,...more
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
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
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
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
New Appeal Deadlines
All property owners in the City of Pittsburgh, Mount Oliver and the municipalities generally east of Pittsburgh (east of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers) should have received reassessment...more
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
The Supreme Court Rejects Allegheny County Council's Petition for Relief from the Reassessment, and the County Appeals Judge Wettick's "Two Track" Assessment Orders
This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied a...more
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
Parties to a lawsuit over adverse possession of real property will have some new provisions to take into account as a result of a new law passed by the Washington State Legislature and signed by the governor. Engrossed...more
On December 10, 2009, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. entered an order requiring Allegheny County to conduct a countywide re-assessment for use in 2012, and establishing a schedule for its...more
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