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Emerging Benefit Risks

by Winstead PC on

Watch All of the Company’s Mailboxes for a New Round of Tax Assessments - Another wave of Internal Revenue Service (“Service”) assessments of the employer shared responsibility tax (a/k/a pay or play) were recently released....more

Maine Enacts Property Tax Modernization and Improvement Law

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

Maine recently passed L.D. 1479, An Act To Modernize and Improve Maine’s Property Tax System, which implements certain changes to the state’s property tax assessment, review, and appeals processes. ...more

Real Estate Tax Help for Vertical Subdivisions

by Bilzin Sumberg on

For many years we have sought to address the problems faced by mixed-use developments where different uses in a single structure are carved up into separate fee simple parcels. ...more

Property Taxes: Are Casinos Paying More Than Their Fair Share?

by Dickinson Wright on

As the proliferation of casinos continues throughout the country, the valuations they once commanded in property assessments (personal or real) has arguably declined. Newer facilities, or those built in the last 10-15 years,...more

Assessment Appeal Process May Provide Opportunities for Allegheny County Property Owners

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Property assessments in Allegheny County have been in the news for many years. While many property owners had their assessments reduced through appeals after the 2012 Countywide reassessment, there still may be opportunities...more

Nassau County Commercial Real Property Tax Alert

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Annual Survey of Income and Expenses – ASIE-2017 Pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code, Section 6-30, the Nassau County Department of Assessment (“the Assessor”) is requiring the submission of 2017 financial data...more

Proposition 13 Ballot Initiative Qualifies for Signature Gathering

Proponents of The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 have received clearance from the California Attorney General to gather signatures in support of a ballot initiative to revoke Proposition 13...more

Commercial and Industrial Property Owners Take Note: a “Split-Roll” Property Tax Initiative Effort is Underway in California

Proposition 13 — California’s long-tenured law keeping a lid on annual property tax increases — is in the cross-hairs of a new ballot initiative effort....more

New York Solar Energy Facility Tax Update

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

NYSERDA Adds Property Tax Calculator to Solar Toolkit - NYSERDA has been creating tools for municipalities and solar companies in addressing solar project questions. NYSERDA has now created a Property Tax Calculator...more

Newsletter: Winter 2018 Property Tax and Valuation Topics

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Hartford Bankruptcy Threat Postponed - The immediate possibility of Connecticut’s capital city filing a bankruptcy petition has been mitigated as a result of the newly adopted Connecticut budget. ...more

Scathing Study Calls Out Cook County Property Assessments

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last Friday, the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) released a study that calls into question the fairness of the property tax assessment system for Cook County for residential properties. The study, commissioned last July by...more

Eleventh Circuit Cuts Into Presumption Of Correctness Standard For IRS Assessments

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

In United States v. Stein, the Eleventh Circuit recently decided a novel – but critical – issue for taxpayers. It held that an affidavit that satisfies Rule 56 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (the summary judgment...more

Michigan Property Tax and the EMPP Exemption

by Dickinson Wright on

2018 Deadline for Claiming Qualified Eligible Manufacturing Personal Property Exemption is February 20, 2018 - Qualified new and used personal property (as defined by MCL 211.9m and 211.9n) is exempt from ad valorem...more

It’s That Time Again! Property Tax Appeals In Connecticut: Know When To File

by McCarter & English, LLP on

The deadline for appealing Connecticut local property taxes is again approaching. For many cities and towns, that date is February 20 unless the town has extended the deadline. If a property owner does not file a tax appeal...more

Two Recent Business License Tax Cases Show Increasingly Aggressive Municipalities

Alabama local governments are combatting revenue losses and concomitant budget issues primarily because of the loss of their sales tax base to online sellers and because of their citizens’ demand for more or increasingly...more

Second Department Upholds Loss of Religious Use Real Property Tax Exemption

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

On January 18, 2018, the Appellate Division, Second Department, upheld a decision denying an application for a religious real property tax exemption on the grounds that the property owner’s use of the main structure as a...more

New Jersey Property Tax Appeal Time

by McCarter & English, LLP on

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 2018 appeal. If you own real...more

Governor Rauner Issues Executive Order Precluding State Legislators from Practicing Before Property Tax Appeals Board

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

This past Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner issued Executive Order 2018-01 entitled “Executive Order to Eliminate Impermissible Conflicts of Interest at the Property Tax Appeals Board”. The Order states that the PTAB “shall...more

2018 Michigan Property Tax Review: Is Your Business Being over Assessed?

by Varnum LLP on

Michigan property values have been relatively stable in recent years. In certain cases, this type of stability will result in predictable and stable property tax assessments. However, there are many instances in which both...more

Virginia Real Property Tax Prepayment Limitation Under the New Federal Income Tax Law

by Williams Mullen on

Many individual taxpayers are rushing to prepay their real property taxes in anticipation of the new lower cap of $10,000.00. Not everyone will be able to take advantage of the tax planning idea. ...more

Indiana Tax Court Affirms 81% Charitable Purposes Exemption for Mental Health Facility

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On December 8th, the Indiana Tax Court in Starke County Assessor v. Porter-Starke Services, Inc. upheld a charitable purposes exemption applied to a medical building as of the March 1, 2015 assessment date. Taxpayer operated...more

IRS Issues Taxpayer Advisory on Prepayment of 2018 Property Taxes

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

The IRS announced yesterday, in IR 2017-210 (the “Advisory”), that state property taxes must be “assessed” in 2017 in order for such taxes to be prepaid in calendar year 2017 and therefore deductible in 2017. The Advisory...more

Indiana Tax Court Breathes New Life into Ministry’s Property Tax Exemption Appeal

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The Indiana Tax Court in Lake County Trust Co., Trust No. 6 v. St. Joseph County Assessor on October 17th reversed the dismissal of an exemption appeal by a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Flowers for Heaven, Inc., operating a pro-life...more

Congress Passes Final Tax Reform Bill: U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

With the affirmative vote in the House today, both Houses of Congress have now passed a final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, clearing the legislation for President Trump’s signature. President Trump is widely expected...more

Recent Kentucky Cases Hold That Exempt Owner Does Not Mean Property Taxes Precluded, and Leased Real Property Value May Include...

by Dickinson Wright on

Kentucky cases recently held that property is not exempt from taxation merely because the owner may be constitutionally exempt. Also, the valuation of leased property is rental income less expenses. However, if sales of...more

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