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Chicago Investors Face Property Tax Uncertainty

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


Chicago is getting a new assessor, new mayor, and new heads for the City Council Zoning and Finance Commission. The leadership changes may bring new property tax policies and procedures for real estate investors and developers. Get the full story.





Florida Cost of Sale Adjustment Challenged

By William C. Coleman, III, Orlando


A court case in Bay County, Florida could have major repercussions on real property cost of sale adjustments. An assessor is contesting the legality of deducting cost of sale items such as real estate commissions, appraisals, financing, and attorney fees from a property’s appraised value.
Get the full story.





Philadelphia Pledges Improvements Before Another Reassessment

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Problems uncovered in a recent audit of the Philadelphia Office of Property Assessment have led city officials to hold off on another major property revaluation. The audit will have no immediate effect on existing assessments or pending appeals. Get the full story.





San Francisco Gets Property Tax Windfall

By Scott Donald, Irvine


San Francisco transfer taxes were higher than anticipated and there were fewer appeals in the current boom market. As a result, the city ended up with a surplus of $415 million. Much of the money is earmarked for set-asides. However, officials have an extra $185 million for other needs. Get the full story.





Texas Revisits Property Tax Rollback Cap

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Senate Bill 2 and House Bill 2, both named the Texas Property Reform and Relief Act of 2019 are making their way through the Legislature. The bills won’t provide cuts to property tax bills. Instead they limit the amount of revenue that local governments can collect without voter approval. Get the full story.

Cook County Effective Tax Rates Climb 2007 -2016

By Bob Tivnan, Chicago


Effective tax rates for businesses in Cook County, IL increased by double and in some cases triple digits between tax year 2007 and 2016. The largest increases were reported in Chicago Heights (up 117.8%) and Harvey (up 106.4%). Get the full story.





DFW Retail Real Estate on a Roll Despite Online Shopping

By Scott Buie, Dallas


Strong leasing in existing retail centers and conservative development has helped retail stores in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX achieve a five-year streak of high occupancy. Get the full story.





Nebraska Considers Property Tax Cap

By Rob Boxley, Chicago


Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is spear heading a proposal to cap local property tax increases at three percent per year. If lawmakers pass the bill, voters will also have to approve the plan. Get the full story.





Spokane County Reports Tax Decrease

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Taxpayers in Spokane County, WA are witnessing the largest drop in collected property taxes in the county’s history. It's the result of a new statewide education levy that collected more money than expected last year. The state is now decreasing the statewide levy by 30 cents per $1,000 valuation.
Get the full story.





Texas Real Time Tax Notices

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


A proposal for “real time” tax notices is being pushed in the Texas Legislature. Supporters say it would give taxpayers more information about proposed tax rates and encourage them to become more involved in the rate-setting process. Get the full story.

Dallas Hotel Room Revenue Tops $1 Billion

By Kris Miller, Dallas


The hospitality market is booming in Dallas, Texas. As hotel revenues increase, assessed property values are also on the way up. Get the full story.





DC Internet Sales Tax Revenue Could Cut Commercial Property Tax

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Commercial properties worth $10 million and more may get a property tax break in Washington D.C. The D.C. Council passed legislation to start taxing Internet sales to lower taxes on big businesses.
Get the full story.





DC Mandates Electronic I&E Reports

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C


Beginning in 2019, business peroperty owners in the District of Columbia will be required to file income and expense reports electronically. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted. The forms are due April 15. Get the full story.





Fulton County Tax Digest Upheld

By Paul Miller, Atlanta


A court ruling ensures that property owners in Fulton County, Georgia won't face a second bill for their 2017 property taxes. Values for residential properties were frozen at 2016 levels in 2017. Commercial values were not rolled back. Get the full story.





Indiana Sets New Appeal Dates

By John O'Neil, Chicago


Property owners wishing to appeal their assessment must meet new statewide deadlines that go into effect this month. For notices filed before 5/1/2019, the appeal deadline is 6/15/2019. For notices issued after 5/1/2019, the deadline is 6/15/2020. Get the full story.





South Carolina ATI Exemption Applications Due January 31

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


Owners of property purchased last year in South Carolina can apply for a possible 25% tax exemption if the purchase price is higher than the current tax assessment. The Assessable Transfer of Interest Exemption Applications are due January 31. Get the full story.

Amazon’s Arlington Headquarters Will Bring Market Changes

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Crystal City, Virginia will be one of Amazon’s new headquarters. The company is making a commitment to create 25,000 jobs and utilize 4-8 million square feet of office space over the next decade, which will bring major changes to the local office market. Get the full story.





D-FW is Top Office Leasing Market

By Scott Buie, Dallas


Dallas-Fort Worth leads the nation with office leasing and comes in second for new construction of office properties. The trend is driving up assessed values for Metroplex offices and it will likely continue for the near future. Get the full story.





Nebraska Set to Tackle Tax Reform

By Rob Boxley, Chicago


A new study suggests Nebraska residents are willing to pay other taxes in exchange for lowering their property taxes. Property tax reform will be a focus of the 2019 Legislature that convenes in January.
Get the full story.





New Mecklenburg County Commission

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


As Mecklenburg County, North Carolina issues new valuation notices, there is concern that some new county leaders lack experience in dealing with a reval. This is the first revaluation since 2011.
Get the full story.





Prop 13 Challenge on 2020 Ballot

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Groups supporting a split-roll tax system in California have collected hundreds of thousands of signatures to put the issue on the ballot in 2020. Under a split roll, commercial properties would lose Prop 13 property tax limits. Get the full story.

Data Center Boom in Dallas

By Kris Miller, Dallas


Dallas has become the nation's second-largest data center market, slightly ahead of Silicon Valley. With the growth comes a new focus on property taxes, which tend to be the industry's highest recurring expense.
Get the full story.





Florida Constitutional Amendments

By John Heatley, Orlando


There were winners and losers among the Constitutional Amendments impacting Florida property taxes. An increased homestead exemption failed, while a permanent cap on non-homestead property increases passed. Get the full story.





Head Tax Approved for Transit Programs

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Mountain View, California, the home of Google approved a "head tax" on businesses to help pay for transit projects. Measure P authorities a per-employee tax, depending on the size of the business.
Get the full story.





San Francisco Approves Tax for Homeless Services

By Scott Donald, Irvine


A new gross receipts tax will go into effect in San Francisco to help fund homelessness services. Proposition C creates an additional tax on companies with more than $50 million in sales.
Get the full story.





Taxpayer Engagement in the Texas Property Tax Process

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


A Texas Select Committee has been holding hearings to gather input on ways to get property owners more involved in the entire tax process. The recommendations will be forwarded to the Legislature when it convenes in January. Get the full story.





Wisconsin Votes Against Dark Store Assessment

By John O'Neil, Chicago


Wisconsin voters in 23 counties, cities, and villages backed advisory referendums against dark store assessment methodology. The local referendums won't change state law, but will give lawmakers a sense of where voters across the state stand on the issue. Get the full story.

Austin's High-Tech Office Market

By Kevin Kirkpatrick, San Antonio


The growing office needs of technology firms are creating tight market conditions in Austin, Texas. In response, the local appraisal district has increased office assessments over the last several years and the trend is likely to continue. Get the full story.





Colorado Tables Tax Hike for Short-Term Rentals

By Joe Monzon, Denver


A tax rate increase on short-term rentals will not go before the Colorado Legislature next year. The proposal was thrown out by a committee studying ways to reform the state’s Gallagher Amendment.
Get the full story.





DFW Warehouse Market On Track for Another Record Year

By Brian Cox and Jim Syverson, Dallas


More than 19 million square feet of warehouse is currently under construction in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The building boom is driving up assessed values for many properties. Get the full story.





Florida Votes on Property Tax Amendments

By John Heatley, Orlando


Two constitutional amendments pertaining to property tax will be on the November 6 ballot in Florida. Amendment 1 gives homeowners an increased tax exemption. Amendment 2 makes a temporary cap on non-residential property permanent. Get the full story.





Tax Bill Time in Texas

By David Poer, Dallas


Tax bills will be arriving in the mail for property owners throughout Texas this month. They must be paid before February 1, 2019. Many taxpayers choose to pay their property taxes before the end of the year to get a Federal tax deduction. Get the full story.

Chicago Investors Face "Fiscal Death Spiral"

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


A new report gives Chicago the worst fiscal health score among the top U.S. metropolitan areas. Researchers say Chicago's growing tax burden may scare investors away and ultimately lead to an exodus from the city and surrounding metro area. Get the full story.





Dallas Hotel Construction Boom

By Greg Howard, Dallas


Dallas is experiencing a hotel building boom. All the new construction has property tax implications for both new developments and existing properties. Get the full story.





Mecklenburg County - Businesses Brace for Higher Values

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


The median commercial property value in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina is going up 79% with the current revaluation. Values won’t be released until January but it’s not too early to begin work on an appeal strategy. Get the full story.





Utah’s Truth in Taxation Law Faces Test

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Dozens of tax jurisdictions throughout Utah are proposing massive property tax hikes. It’s the result of taxes remaining flat for many years. The state’s Truth in Taxation law requires public hearings be held before taxes can go up more than was collected the previous year. Get the full story.

Florida Schools Take Tax Hikes to Voters

By Tony Garcia, Ft. Lauderdale


School boards in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Broward County are asking voters to approve property tax hikes. The money is needed for districts to comply with a new state requiring armed security guards at all schools following the high school mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Get the full story.





Fulton County Needs Court Approval to Collect Taxes

By Paul Miller, Atlanta


For the second year in a row, commissioners in Fulton County, Georgia must get court approval to collect property taxes. The reason lies in the value and volume of appeals filed this year. Get the full story.





Harrisburg Faces Massive Property Tax Increase

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania are hoping lawmakers will approve a plan that would avert a huge property tax on residents and businesses. Act 47 allows Harrisburg to collect an additional $12 million in taxes annually. Act 47 will expire in September 2021. Get the full story.





Illinois / Cook County Need Property Tax Reform

By Bob Tivnan, Chicago


Legislation has been introduced to repeal the Illinois tax code next July. If the bill becomes law, officials will basically start from scratch to come up with a better plan. Get the full story.





Study says Michigan Property Tax Caps Hamstring Local Budgets

By John O'Neil, Chicago


The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a report stating that property tax caps have led to severe fiscal distress in Michigan and other states. The caps caused funding declines for every category of public service and left local officials with no way to fix the problem, according to the study.
Get the full story.

Business "Head Tax" on November Ballot

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Voters in Mountain View, California - the home of Google's headquarters - are being asked to authorize a business tax based on the number of workers a company employs. A similar tax was recently struck down in Seattle - home of the corporate offices of Amazon and Starbucks. Get the full story.





D.C. Budget Raises Commercial Property Taxes

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


The 2019 budget approved by the D.C. Council includes higher taxes for commercial property worth more than $5 million. The added tax revenue will help fund mass transit and the arts. Get the full story.





Higher Tax Bills Coming in Cook County, IL

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


The total of all property taxes billed in Cook County hit a record $14 billion. Commercial and industrial taxpayers in the City of Chicago are facing an average tax increase of 7.5%. Get the full story.





Nashville Property Tax Hike Could Go to Voters

By Lee Wharton, Memphis


A proposal to raise property taxes by 16% to help fund public schools was defeated by the Nashville Metro Council. A school board trustee is now calling for a public vote on the issue. Get the full story.





Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Property Owner

By Robert Boxley, Chicago


In a recent ruling, the Ohio Supreme Court upheld the rights of a property owner to have more than just the building's sales price considered for a tax assessment. Get the full story.

Confusion over South Carolina ATI Exemption

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


Recent court rulings upheld South Carolina property owners’ rights to claim an Assessable Transfer of Interest (ATI) tax exemption that was filed late. Nevertheless, assessors are taking a stand to deny ATI Exemptions that were not filed in the first year of eligibility. Get the full story.





Dallas Property Values Soar

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Commercial property values in Dallas County, Texas climbed over 19 percent this year. It’s putting more pressure on property owners to get more fully involved in the tax process, which includes monitoring both assessments and tax rates. Get the full story.





D.C. Office Concessions are Highest in the Nation

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Tenant concessions are currently averaging more than $200 per square foot in Washington D.C. It’s a byproduct of the District’s fiercely competitive office market. Get the full story.





Higher Taxes in Hagerstown

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Commercial property and apartments will be paying higher taxes in Hagerstown, MD starting July 1. It’s part of a program to help fund development and renovation projects in the city. Get the full story.





New Changes Proposed to Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption

By Tony Klein, Houston


Louisiana has one of the most generous industrial tax exemptions in the nation. Officials are considering cutting back the exemption so that manufacturers would get a tax break of only 80 percent of taxes owed. Get the full story.

Cook County’s 2017 Pay 2018 2nd Installment Tax Bills May Be Late

By Bob Tivnan, Chicago


The Cook County Board of Review is more than a month behind schedule hearing the record number of appeals for the 2017 assessment cycle. Even with successful appeals, tax bills may be more expensive due to a higher state multiplier for the county. Get the full story.





Expect Double-Digit Value Increases in Mecklenburg County, NC

By Keven Baker and Daniel Stone, Atlanta


Substantial value increases are being reported in all property types for the 2019 revaluation in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Early results show the total average value increase is 44.48 percent. For commercial property alone, the increase is even higher -- 49.11 percent. Get the full story.





Fulton County Tax Assessments Skyrocket

By Paul Miller, Atlanta


Last year, officials in Fulton County, Georgia voted to freeze assessed values on residential real estate. Now that the freeze has expired, new values are going up by double digits. It has yet to be decided whether the board of commissioners actually had the authority to freeze the 2017 values at 2016 levels.
Get the full story.





Mall Vacancies Hit Six-Year High

By Vicki Robbins, Dallas


Regional shopping centers are dealing with the highest vacancy rate nationwide since 2012. Vacancies and other economic factors routinely leave retail properties over assessed for taxes. Get the full story.





Philadelphia Calls for Assessment Audit

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


The Philadelphia City Council is taking bids for an independent audit of the property values produced under the Actual Value Initiative. Taxpayers have been hit with massive property value increases as the city moves to market-based assessments. Get the full story.

California Bullet Train - An Omen of Taxes to Come?

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Cost overruns have pushed the projected cost of a high-speed bullet train between San Francisco and Los Angeles to $77 billion. Officials are asking how Californians will pay for this project that has already started? Get the full story.





Commercial Real Estate and the New Tax Law

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Plenty of questions remain unanswered about the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). A recent webinar sponsored by NAIOP explored some of the new tax law’s ambiguous provisions for commercial real estate. Get the full story.





Nashville - Successful Appeals Lead to Budget Shortfall

By Lee Wharton, Nashville


Property tax revenues are more than $20 million lower this year than previously projected following successful appeals from Nashville's reappraisal last year. The Mayor is ruling out a tax increase to fix the budget shortfall. Get the full story.





Philadelphia Property Tax Increase Proposed

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Philadelphia is considering a 4.1 percent property tax increase to help erase a nearly $1 billion deficit in public school funding over the next five years. The budget plan also includes an increase of 8.5 percent in the real estate transfer tax. Get the full story.





Property Taxes Soar for Self-Storage REITs

By Vicki Robbins


The major players in the REIT self-storage sector are dealing with rising property taxes that are cutting into profits. The biggest property tax hikes are reported in Florida, Illinois, and Texas. Get the full story.

Cook County Requires More Documentation on Appeals

By Bob Tivnan, CMI and Michael Byrnes, Chicago


The Cook County Assessor's Office has updated and expanded its Vacancy/Occupancy Affidavit. Owners seeking property tax relief regarding vacancies in their buildings must now submit more documentation to show they are working to get the space leased. Get the full story.





Multicounty Appeal Boards Allowed in California

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Under a new law, counties in California may work together to form multijurisdictional assessment appeal boards. Property owners will continue to file their appeal applications with the clerk of the county where their property is located. Get the full story.





Pennsylvania - New Reporting Requirements

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Pennsylvania businesses that lease real estate from an out-of-state owner now have additional reporting requirements. Withholding is required for payments to non-resident property owners for business income totaling $5,000 or more during a calendar year. Get the full story.





Sticker Shock in Washington State

By Scott Donald, Irvine


A new statewide public school funding plan, coupled with voter-approved tax levies, are creating the largest property tax hike in modern history in parts of Washington State. For example, the average tax bill jumped over 31 percent in the small town of Carnation in King County. Get the full story.





Values Up in Fairfax County, VA

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


The majority of property owners in Fairfax County, Virginia are facing higher property taxes, thanks to rising real estate assessments. There's a new administrative appeal deadline this year. Appeal applications must be postmarked by May 1. Get the full story.

Denver Property Values and Taxes Soar

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Continued growth in all sectors of Denver's commercial real estate market translated into higher values from the 2017 statewide reassessment. Even if tax rates hold steady, tax bills will be more expensive.
Get the full story.





Mecklenburg County Revaluation Underway

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


Assessed values for offices, apartments, retail stores, and other commercial property in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina are up an average of 74% so far with this year's revaluation. Officials expect tens of thousands of appeals after valuation notices are issued. Get the full story.





San Francisco Commercial Tax Hike Proposed

By Scott Donald, Irvine


If voters approve a ballot initiative in June, there will be an additional tax of 1.7 percent on gross receipts from the lease of commercial space in San Francisco. Get the full story.





Texas Governor Proposes Property Tax Plan

By David Poer, Dallas


Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who is seeking re-election, is calling for a 2.5 percent annual cap on property tax revenue growth. His plan also prohibits the state from requiring local governments to provide new services without providing funding. Get the full story.





Washington D.C. Considers Conversion Incentives

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


The D.C. Council is considering tax incentives to persuade developers to turn aging office properties into apartments and condos. The plan provides property tax abatement of up to $20 per square foot for ten years. Get the full story.

Colorado – Concerns over Gallagher Amendment

By Joe Monzon, Denver


A move is underway to amend or repeal Colorado’s Gallagher Amendment, which divides the state’s total property tax burden between residential and nonresidential property. Projections anticipate a 15% statewide cut to property taxes in 2019, thanks to this amendment. Get the full story.





Maryland Values Climb with Reassessment

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Commercial property values rose by double-digits with Maryland’s Group 3 reassessment. The deadline to file an in-cycle assessment appeal is February 12. Get the full story.





Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Property Tax Assessment

By Morgan Thomas, Chicago


Two recent rulings by the Ohio Supreme Court may be beneficial for businesses contesting their property tax assessments. Ohio’s appeal deadline is March 31. Get the full story.





West Virginia May Phase Out BPP Tax

By Tom Branham and Matt Canter, Washington D.C.


A bill will be introduced in West Virginia’s regular legislative session to phase out business personal property taxes over a seven-year period. If the legislation passes, voters would have to approve an amendment to the state constitution. Get the full story.





Wisconsin Property Taxes on the Rise

By John O'Neil, Chicago


Property taxes are increasing across the board in Wisconsin. Local schools, counties, and cities are raising their tax levies. There are wide variations in tax rates across the state. Get the full story.

December 2017

California Wildfire Battles Continue

Florida Budget Proposal Could Raise Property Taxes

Tax Foundation Ranks States' Business Tax Climate

Texas Tops 2018 Real Estate Report

Wisconsin Marks Dark Store Day


November 2017

Fulton County Issues Property Tax Bills

More Tax Hikes Coming in Chicago

Pennsylvania Approves Property Tax Amendment

South Carolina - Appeals Can Still Be Filed for 2016 Calamities

Tax Notices Delayed in Miami-Dade


October 2017

California Tax Relief for Catastrophic Wildfires

Houston Won’t Raise Property Taxes for Hurricane Recovery

Iowa Faces Financial Trouble Over Property Tax Reform

Nashville Property Owners Win More Appeals

Texas - New Tax Filing Deadlines


September 2017

Chicago Property Taxes Going Up Again

Houston Proposes Tax Hike Following Hurricane Harvey

Louisiana Exemption Process Creates Confusion

St. Louis Sues Over Property Tax Election Results

U.S. Cities with the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes


August 2017

Houston Office Vacancies Lead to Lawsuits

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Valuation of Leased-Fee Properties

Tampa Tax Hike Proposed

Property Tax Report Card for the 85th Texas Legislature

Washington State Budget Includes Tax Hikes and Tax Cuts


July 2017

California Abolishes Board of Equalization

Indiana Dark Stores Methodology Upheld

Investigation Launched into Cook County's Assessment Process

South Carolina Manufacturers Get Tax Break

Wisconsin Considers Personal Property Tax Repeal


June 2017

2016 Cook County Equalization Factor Rises

Michigan Dark Stores Bill Has Wide-Ranging Impact

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Hears School Appeals Case

Texas Special Session Will Address Property Tax Reform

Washington - Proposed Legislation Replaces Tax Cap


May 2017

Chicago Hit with Deluge of Tax Hikes

Court Ruling May Lead to More Revaluations in Pennsylvania

Denver Values Increase by Double Digits

Philadelphia Commercial Values Up 40%

Tarrant County Computer Problems Fixed


April 2017

Cook County Revamps Property Tax Incentive Ordinance

Proposed Nevada Bill Changes Tax Cap to a Tax Floor

New Jersey Tax Cap Exemption Advances

Oregon Legislation Could Raise Tax Bills

Texas Senate Approves Tax Bills


March 2017

Cook County's 2016 Equalization Factor is Rising

Georgia Property Tax Bills Filed

Higher PP Tax Exemptions Proposed in Colorado

Houston Recapture Issue Goes Back to Voters

Mecklenburg County 2019 Reval Underway


February 2017

Colorado Study Proposes Lower Residential Assessment Ratio

D.C. Commercial Properties East of the Anacostia River May Get Tax Break

Detroit Makes Headway in Historic Citywide Reappraisal

Illinois Property Tax Freeze May Advance

Nevada Bill Sets Floor for Commercial Property Tax Increases


January 2017

California Multifamily Forecast

Denver Market Trends - How Does Your Property Compare?

Ohio Developers May Get Tax Break

Precedents Set in California Court Cases

Showdown Looms Over Texas Tax Reform


December 2016

Austin Loses Appraisal Challenge

Durham County Moves to More Frequent Reappraisals

Houston Defeats Proposal to Share School Property Taxes

Tarrant County Problems Persist

Texas Property Tax Reform Bill Filed


November 2016

Denver Apartment Face Double-Digit Tax Hikes

Louisiana - Parish-Wide Reductions Approved

New Mexico Named Best State for Business Property Taxes

South Carolina 2006 Property Tax Relief Law Under Review

Taxes and Fees are Going Up to Fight Homelessness in Denver


October 2016

Colorado Votes on Tax Exemption

Dark Store Assessment Comes to Texas

Louisiana - New Restrictions on Industrial Property Tax Estimates

Philadelphia Transfer Taxes Going Up

Southeast Wisconsin Values Rebound


September 2016

Dallas County Values Increase More than 10%

Licensed Representation Required for Florida Appeals

Philadelphia Schools Go After Undervalued Properties

Seattle Seeks Higher Taxes for Mass Transit

Tarrant County Must Issue $12 Million in Tax Refunds


August 2016

Denver Proposes Higher Taxes & Fees for Affordable Housing

DFW Retail Vacancy Hits 30 Year Low

Highest and Lowest U.S. Property Tax Rates

Michigan Big Box Retail Bill Advances

Property Tax Hikes Predicted for Pennsylvania Schools


July 2016

Apartment Building Boom in Dallas/Fort Worth

Cook County Tax Bills Headed Up

California - Property Tax Hikes Proposed to Help the Homeless

Texas Supreme Court Upholds School Funding Plan

Wisconsin Businesses Push for PP Tax Repeal


June 2016

Florida Beach Tax Ruling Reversed

Kansas Moves Up Spending Cap

More Challenges to Dark Store Assessment

Philadelphia Revaluation Comes Up Short

Potential Tax Hikes Tied to Alternate Revenue Bonds


May 2016

Austin Commercial Values Jump 20%-30%

Florida Tweaks Taxpayer Bill of Rights

Higher Recordation Tax Proposed in Montgomery County

Indiana Approves Consolidating Appeal Boards

Mecklenburg County - Another Reval Review


April 2016

Florida Tax Cut Winners and Losers

Houston Office Values Increase 10%-25% in a Declining Market

Indiana Passes New Law on Big Box Retail Assessment

Pennsylvania - Split Tax Roll Proposed

Wisconsin Supreme Court to Rule on Low-Income Housing Assessment


March 2016

Arizona Bill Seeks to Boost BPP Tax Exemption

Indiana - More Legislation for Assessing Big Box Stores

Iowa Appeal Deadlines Moved Up

Minnesota Business Tax Relief

Nevada Tax Caps Challenged


February 2016

California Initiative Raises Taxes on High-Dollar Properties

Cutting Illinois Property Taxes

Kansas Property Tax Limits

Michigan Personal Property Tax Exemptions Kick In

Virginia Bills Benefit Taxpayers


January 2016

Maryland - Double-digit Assessment Hikes Reported

Oregon Changes Tax Filing Deadline

Pollution Stigma Impacts Value

Question All Fees and Taxes

Timing is Everything for Protesting Taxes

December 2015

Austin Appraisal Lawsuit Dismissed

Chicago Passes Property Tax Hike

Michigan Retailers Association Opposes Legislation

Santa Clara County Abolishes Appeal Fee

West Virginia Study Opposes BPP Tax Elimination


November 2015

Austin Appraisal Lawsuit Underway

Florida Considers Tax Swap

Indianapolis Industrial Boom

North Carolina Amends Laws on Property Tax Refunds and Underpayments

West Virginia Considers Eliminating BPP Taxes


October 2015

Chicago Commercial Owners Face Higher Taxes

Indiana - More Tax Regulations for Big-Box Stores?

Philadelphia - Higher Commercial Property Taxes Proposed

Texas Tackles School Finance Again

Utah Property Owners Face Higher School Property Taxes


September 2015

California Initiative Creates Property Tax Surcharge

Indiana Counties Don't Exempt BPP

Maryland Court Relaxes Stand on Date of Finality

Michigan Set to Tackle "Dark Stores" Assessment

Texas Faces Lawsuit Over Property Valuation System


August 2015

Apartment Rents Soar in Dallas/Fort Worth

Colorado Property Owners Brace for Higher Taxes

Nevada Tax Abatements Spur Investment

Ohio Bill Bans Schools from Challenging Assessed Values

Wisconsin Assessments - What's Fair?


July 2015

Austin Appraisal Challenge Goes to Court

California Split-Roll Tax Initiative Proposed

Chicago Area Businesses Could Face Even Higher Property Taxes

Georgia Court Upholds Taxation of Sec. 42 Credits

Indiana County, PA Conducts First Reval in Nearly 50 Years


June 2015

Arizona Property Tax Bills Defeated

Austin Challenges Commercial Property Appraisals

Indiana - New Law Requires Cost Approach

Pennsylvania Tax Shift Bill Moves to Senate

Texas Legislature Approves Tax Cuts


May 2015

California Considers Changes on Parcel Taxes

Georgia Approves Tax Law Changes

Gloucester Assessment Pilot Program Complete

Orlando Apartment Values on the Rise

Texas - How the Real Estate Market Impacts Property Taxes


April 2015

DC Considers Additional Assessment Reform

Florida Budget Plan Relies on Higher Property Taxes

Higher Values Expected for DFW Industrial Properties

Indiana Considers Wide-Ranging Property Tax Bill

Minnesota Property Tax Levies Increase Across the Board


March 2015

Arizona - Concerns Raised Over Proposed Legislation

Industrial Assessments Headed Up in Atlanta Metro

Personal Property Tax Legislation Filed

Texas Tax Relief Proposed

Utah Considers Property Tax Hike


February 2015

Arizona May Revert to Annual Assessments

Colorado - Higher Property Taxes Forecasted

Erroneous Interest Must Be Repaid

Grants Available in Gaston County, N.C.

Indiana Court Decision Good News for Big Box Retail


January 2015

Florida's Amendment 1 Will Lead to Higher Property Taxes

Increased Growth Forecast for D/FW Office Market

Mecklenburg County Confusion

Nebraska Property Tax Reform

Spot Appeals Under Attack in Pennsylvania


December 2014

Metro Denver Values Headed up

More Tax Changes Proposed in Indiana

Property Tax Bills Pre-Filed in Texas Legislature

Proposed Rules Require Tax Abatement Disclosure

South Carolina Considers State Property Tax


November 2014

Chicago Area Property Taxes Skyrocket

More Property Tax Changes Proposed in Arizona

Property Tax Reform Fails in Pennsylvania

Texas - Keeping Taxes Equal and Uniform

Wisconsin Considers Personal Property Tax Reform


October 2014

Florida Governor Proposes Tax Cuts

Fulton Wins First Round in Tax Hike Lawsuit

Iowa Businesses Get Property Tax Relief

Nevada Votes on Margin Tax

Texas School Funding System Overturned Again


September 2014

Cook County Braces for More Tax Hikes

Denver Names New Assessor

Fulton County Tax Hike Challenged in Court

Property Tax Values Rise in Dallas County

Travis County May Spend $3 Million to Tackle Tax Inequity


August 2014

California Prop 13 Challenge Loses Support

Expect Higher Property Taxes in Pittsburgh

Michigan Personal Property Tax Phase Out Will Proceed

San Francisco's Prop. B Challenged in Court

Utah Audit Finds $100 Million Tax Error


July 2014

Denver Office Rents Hit Record High

Florida Audit Criticizes VABs

Kansas Passes Tax Reform

San Francisco Enacts Waterfront Building Restrictions

South Tucson Collected Illegal Property Tax


June 2014

California Court of Appeals Rules on Valuation of Intangibles
Colorado Personal Property Tax Credit

Downtown Chicago Apartment Values and Taxes on the Rise
Electronic Filings and New Assessment Method in D.C.

Pima County Property Tax Increase Unavoidable


May 2014

Austin Assessments Rise Again

California Commercial Space Flight Companies Get Tax Break

Detroit Schedules Reassessment

Michigan Modifies Personal Property Tax Reform

Pennsylvania Property Tax Elimination Bill Stalls


April 2014

California Clarifies Valuation of Taxable Possessory Interests

Indiana Gives Counties the Option to Lower Taxes

Nevada Tax Caps Hinder Recovery

New Orleans Property Tax Hike Moves Forward

Orange County Offices Overvalued


March 2014

Assessing Embedded Software Remains a Challenge in California

Denver Industrial Market Moves from Recovery to Expansion

Mecklenburg County Issues Revised Commercial Reval Notices

Illinois Property Tax Referendum Proposed

Oklahoma Seeks Assessment Conformity


February 2014

Higher Assessments in Store for Dallas-Area Office Properties

Illinois Has Second-Highest Property Taxes

Indiana - No Time Limit on Tax Error Claims This Century

Montana Changes Personal Property Tax Laws

Philadelphia Appeal Backlog Intensifies


January 2014

Colorado Considers Personal Property Tax Cuts Again

Cook County Offers Emergency Tax Incentives

Michigan Personal Property Tax Exemption

New California Property Tax Laws

Pennsylvania Property Tax Reform

December 2013

Baltimore Works to Correct Property Tax Errors

Iowa Implements Tax Reform

Nevada Mayors Push for Assessment Cap Changes

South Carolina - Don't be Over Assessed After a Sale

Will Indiana Do Away with PP Taxes?


November 2013

Best and Worst States for Property Taxes

Hitting the Hotel Industry Tipping Point

Mississippi Supreme Court Orders Tax Refunds

Orlando Apartment Market - Winners & Losers

Texas - Improving Accountability in Appeals


October 2013

Austin Office Market Driven by Tech Firms

Chicago's Biggest Property Tax Bills Skyrocket

Forewarned is Forearmed

LA County Property Values Hit Record High

Time is Running Out for Philadelphia Appeals


September 2013

Mecklenburg County Set to Begin Revaluation Do-Over

Mixed Views on Atlanta Apartments

North Carolina - All Custom Software is Now Tax Exempt

Texas - Estimating Market Value of Inventory

Will Trickle Down Economics Lower Minnesota Property Taxes?


August 2013

California Eliminates Enterprise Zones

Denver - Demand Outpaces Supply

Houston BOMA Calls Value Increases "Absurd"

New Jersey Approves Assessment Pilot Program

Wisconsin Court Confirms Tax Exemptions


July 2013

California Tax Agent Registration

Florida Rescinds Tax Break

Iowa Passes Property Tax Reform

Philadelphia Sets AVI Property Tax Rate

Virginia Lowers Taxes for Data Centers


June 2013

California - Tax Reform Remains Elusive

Florida Tightens Tax Incentives

More Time Proposed for D.C. Assessment and Appeals

North Carolina - Tax Savings from Obsolescence

Property Tax Rates Capped in Fulton County


May 2013

Denver Approves One-Stop Appeals

Georgia Bill Raises Interest Cap & Provides More Payment Options

Michigan PP Tax Repeal May Not Be Legal

Pennsylvania - Eliminating Property Taxes for Schools

Virginia Law Enhances Taxpayer Rights


April 2013

Colorado 2013 Statewide Reappraisal

Denver May Adopt Pilot Program to Simplify Appeals

Illinois Appeal Backlog Escalates

Tennessee - Indirect Costs Should be Reported

Texas Multi-Family Markets Face Higher Assessments


March 2013

Assessments on the Rise for Atlanta Apartments

North Carolina Supreme Court Limits Reassessments

Philadelphia Appeal Season Underway

Tennessee 2013 Reappraisal Released

Texas Legislation Targets Property Tax Debt


February 2013

Cook County Tax Bills Detail Debt

Higher D/FW Office Values on the Horizon

MA - New PP Filing Requirements

Philadelphia Assessments Create Confusion

Reval in Gwinnett County

Texas Debates Eliminating Business Tax


January 2013

L.A. Assessor Campaign Contributions Banned

Idaho - PP Tax Déjà Vu

Iowa - Cutting Commercial Property Taxes

Maryland Commercial Values on the Rise

Michigan PP Tax Phase Out Up to Voters

Minnesota Legislature Seeks to Reduce Reliance on Property Taxes

December 2012

CA - New BOE Rule Puts Taxpayers at a Disadvantage

Illinois Property Tax Levies Soar

Mecklenburg Reval Study Complete

Nevada Officials Call for Property Tax Increases

Texas School Funding Saga Continues


November 2012

Best and Worst States for Property Taxes

Arizona - Property Tax Propositions

Denver Votes to "De-Bruce" Property Taxes

Florida Rejects Property Tax Amendments

New Concerns over D.C. Appeals

North Carolina Legal Battle Continues Over Tax Depreciation


October 2012

D/FW Office Market Bounces Back

Florida - More Inequity Over Property Taxes

Hotels Face Continued Over Assessment

New Website for Texas Taxpayers

Swapping Property Taxes for Sales Taxes - A Bad Idea


September 2012

Allegheny County - What's Good for the County May Not Be Good for You

Arizona - Both Sides of Prop 117

California Bill Proposes More Red Tape

Denver - "De-Brucing" Makes the November Ballot

New Orleans May Get Property Tax Windfall


August 2012

Assessors Cautious About Retail Recovery

Miami-Dade Values Rebound

North Carolina Prohibits Contingency Fee Audit Contracts

Ohio - Funding Schools Through a Tax Swap

Philadelphia Raises Property Taxes, Postpones AVI


July 2012

Arizona - Assessment Cap Proposition on November Ballot

Boston - Tax Levy Burden Grows & Shifts to Businesses

Floida - Limited Support for Amendment 4

Georgia Appeals Soar

Louisiana - More Companies May Become Tax Exempt


June 2012

Arizona - Flight to Quality in Phoenix

Iowa - No Tax Relief for Businesses

King County Offers Tax Amnesty

Texas Leads the Nation in CRE Development

Timely Tax Bills in Cook County


May 2012

California - The New Normal in Los Angeles County

Indiana - Appeal Backlog Mounts in Marion County

Louisiana - Delinquent Tax Penalties Struck Down in New Orleans

North Carolina Ratio Study Triggers Reval

Perplexities in Philadelphia


April 2012

Colorado Passes Personal Property Tax Relief

Florida Business Tax Break Goes Before Voters

Georgia Assessment Increase Moratorium Expires

Tennessee Upholds Tax Exemption for Intangible Costs

Texas Gross Margins Tax Challenged Again


March 2012

Frustration in Allegheny County

Fulton Chief Appraiser Takes New Position

Higher Values Projected for Houston

Iowa May Cut Business Property Taxes

North Carolina Appeals Hit 40-Year High


February 2012

Appeal Opportunities in Allegheny County

Arizona Legislative Goals

Austin Apartment Assessments Headed Up

California Raises Penalty for Failure to File COS

Indiana – 2012 Reassessment Underway


January 2012

Expect Higher Property Tax Rates

Florida Studies TPP Tax Breaks

Las Vegas Sends Out New Assessments

Tax Windfall Anticipated from Fracking

Texas Gross Margins Tax Upheld