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PTAB Issues Decision in Long-Running Open Space Assessment Battle

The Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) recently issued a decision finding that the clubhouse, parking lot, swimming pool, and tennis courts at a golf club are not entitled to favorable treatment as open space. The...more

Mortgagee Lacks Standing to Appeal

A panel of a Commonwealth Court held that a mortgagee is not an aggrieved party for purposes of standing to take an appeal of the assessment of real property. Mountain Manor Development Company LP v. Monroe County Board of...more

County Property Assessment Appeals Deadlines Approaching!

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

Indiana homeowner failed to prove lack of uniformity in the assessment of his property

Indiana’s burden-shifting statute doesn’t apply to uniformity claims, the Tax Court ruled in a recent decision in which it also held the Owner failed to show that the assessment of his home was non-uniform with those of other...more

Mississippi Legislature Overwhelmingly Approves Equifax Fix

Earlier this week the Mississippi Legislature approved the conference committee report on tax reform legislation (House Bill 799) that significantly changes Mississippi’s tax assessment and appeals procedures. Both the House...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

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

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

Taxpayer Appeal Rights Expanded in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Uniform Tax Procedure Code has recently been amended to provide an important alternative right of appeal to taxpayers from Oklahoma Tax Commission decisions assessing a tax or additional tax or denying a claim...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

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

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