Property Tax Tax Assessment

Property Taxes are taxes levied against the owner of property located within a particular jurisdiction. Property taxes are often used to refer to taxes on real property. Property taxation schemes vary depending... more +
Property Taxes are taxes levied against the owner of property located within a particular jurisdiction. Property taxes are often used to refer to taxes on real property. Property taxation schemes vary depending on the country or jurisdiction.  However, a popular system involves a government assessment of the value of a property and a rate based on a proportion of the assessed value. A property may be subject to taxation by multiple taxing entities.  less -
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Illinois Appellate Court Dismisses Assessment Challenge Seeking Writ Of Mandamus

The Illinois Appellate Court recently dismissed a petition for a writ of mandamus in which the plaintiffs challenged the legality of taxes assessed on their property. In Dumas v. Pappas, the Court addressed the proper path...more

Understanding Real Estate Tax Assessment Procedures

If the locality where your company’s real property is situated went through a revaluation of real property for tax purposes effective as of January 1, 2014, your company should soon be receiving a notice of assessment. You...more

Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Real Property Tax Appeal Deadline is March 31, 2014

Each year, Pennsylvania property owners and tenants have an opportunity to file a real estate tax assessment appeal. With the exception of Allegheny County, the annual appeal deadline for every county in Pennsylvania falls on...more

PA Tax Law News -- September 2013: Philadelphia Property Owners Take Notice! Reassessment Appeal Deadline Approaching

In February, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (“OPA”) issued new “Actual Value Initiative” reassessments for every property in Philadelphia. Property owners were given the chance to file an informal appeal. If...more

Ninth Circuit Decision Creates New Tax Opportunities and Challenges in Indian Country

Since the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Mescalero Apache Tribe v. Jones, it has been clear that state and local tax authorities could not assess property tax on permanent improvements located on tribal trust land when...more

Pennsylvania Property Tax Assessment Update: Property Tax Appeal Season Kicks Into High Gear

Pennsylvania 2014 Assessment Appeal Deadlines Are on the Horizon - With the exception of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania property tax appeal deadlines for 2014 fall between August 1 and the first Monday of October 2013....more

Cook County Assessed Values Continue To Decline For Fourth Straight Year

As Cook County taxpayers receive their second installment 2012 property tax bills, the final assessment abstract for Cook County reveals a source of the higher tax rates they will see, the continuing decline of the property...more

Rhode Island Real Estate Tax Appeals for Non-Profit Organizations

It is clear that the municipalities in Rhode Island are facing tough financial times. Municipalities are eagerly searching for new sources of tax revenue to meet budgetary shortfalls. Unfortunately, this search has led to...more

Time For Superior Court Revaluation Appeals Is Running Out

Most boards of assessment appeals have mailed notices of their decisions, or are about to do so, to property owners who challenged their October 1, 2012 revaluation assessments this past winter....more

Understanding the Basics of Philadelphia's New Actual Value Initiative

Originally published in The Legal Intelligencer on March 27, 2013. The city of Philadelphia's new property tax program is coming and your assessment is likely going up, but it is not all bad news. Still, commercial...more

Does The January 1, 2013, Assessment Represent Your Property’s Fair Value?

Dans certaines municipalités, un nouveau rôle triennal pour les années 2013, 2014 et 2015 est entré en vigueur le 1er janvier 2013. Vous avez reçu un avis d’évaluation établissant la nouvelle valeur de votre immeuble. Si vous...more

Commonwealth Court Opinion Contains Important Lessons for Property Owners

On January 23, a panel of the Commonwealth Court in Krohn v. Snyder County Board of Assessment Appeals, Nos. 116 and 117 C.D. 2012 (January 23, 2013), overturned an attempt by Snyder County to reassess a two acre tract of...more

Commonwealth Court Confirms Use of Appeal Filing Date as Valuation Date for Real Estate Assessment Appeals

The Commonwealth Court has held that the proper date of valuation in an Allegheny County assessment appeal is the appeal filing date, not the first day of the tax year under appeal. The school district had appealed the...more

Ready or Not, Here It Comes: Philadelphia's Actual Value Initiative Assessments Are in the Mail

Today, the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment (OPA) begins mailing out the new "Actual Value Initiative" (AVI) reassessment figures to every property owner within the city. The new assessments are intended to reflect...more

PA Tax Law News - February 2013

In This Issue: PA Governor Proposes Corporate Tax Cuts; Add-Back Legislation Reintroduced; PA Supreme Court Issues Business/Nonbusiness Income Decision; Philadelphia Property Reassessments; Commonwealth Court Addresses...more

New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Time

It is property tax appeal season in New Jersey. If you own or lease commercial, residential and/or investment property in New Jersey, now is the time to review whether you should file a 2013 appeal. ...more

Allegheny County Property Owners – Be on the Lookout for Notices Changing Assessments for Tax Years 2012 and 2013; and April 1,...

Allegheny County’s Board of Property Assessment Appeals and Review continues to hold hearings of tax appeals of the countywide reassessment figures, which are to be implemented for the first time in tax year 2013. In recent...more

Challenging New York City Real Property Taxes

Tentative Assessments and Initiation of the Tax Cert Process - New York City faces a continuing decline in state and federal funding. Increased property taxes continue to be a reliable revenue stream to fund local...more

Important Rhode Island Filing Deadline Approaching for Appealing Property Tax Assessment

Deadline Approaching for Filing Important Notice with Rhode Island Cities and Towns: Taxpayers Who Miss Deadline Prohibited From Appealing Property Tax Assessments In Superior Court. January 31st marks an important...more

New Common Level Ratio Factor for Philadelphia May Mean Realty Transfer Tax Refunds

For straightforward real estate transactions involving a deed for consideration, the Pennsylvania realty transfer tax is based on the purchase price....more

Assessment Revaluations Demand Owner Attention

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

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