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