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Capitalization of Expenses Not Assessable

By Kevin Kamfar, Irvine

 

Taxpayers with excludable costs on their balance sheets should carefully consider what they report on their business personal property tax return. A recent court decision acknowledges that net book value is not the same as fair market value for property tax purposes. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Cook County Postponed Property Tax Payments Hit $1.8 Billion

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago

 

Cook County taxpayers have put off paying their 2019 second installment taxes after late fees were waived through October 1. Most of the properties with outstanding taxes are commercial buildings.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Foreclosure and Eviction Protection Extended in California

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

California lawmakers extended eviction protection for apartment renters trying to make ends meet with job losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The new law provides no protection for commercial real estate tenants and landlords. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Nashville Tax Rollback May Go to Voters

By Lee Wharton, Memphis

 

After the Nashville Metro Council approved a property tax hike of 34%, more than 20,000 petition signatures were collected demanding a tax rollback. If all the signatures are verified, the issue will be on the December 5 ballot. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

South Carolina Court of Appeals Extends ATI Filing Deadline

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta

 

County assessors cannot deny an assessable transfer of interest exemption just because it is claimed after the first year of eligibility. The ruling by the South Carolina Court of Appeals reverses an earlier decision.
Get the full story.

California - Deadline Extended for County Boards to
Rule on Appeals

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

With disruptions caused by COVID-19, the two-year statute of limitations on BOE appeals has been temporarily extended, giving officials more time to make a final judgement. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Chicago Real Estate Market in Flux

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago

 

Hotels, retail stores, and office buildings are the Chicago real estate sectors suffering the most from the pandemic. Meanwhile, some industrial properties are experiencing a business boom. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Florida Allows Digital Signatures for Leases

By William C. Coleman III, Orlando

 

The new law will save landlords a considerable amount of time because now a lease requires just two parties to sign, rather than up to six. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Hotels File Lawsuit to Block San Francisco's Healthy Buildings Ordinance

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

Stringent new cleaning standards for San Francisco hotels and commercial office buildings will be challenged in court. The Healthy Buildings ordinance is estimated to add more than $47 million in annual operating costs for San Francisco hotels. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Uncertainty in the Houston Office Market

By Kenneth Graeber, Houston

 

Increased vacancies, lower rents, and more concessions are expected in the Houston office market in response to the pandemic and the sharp decline in the energy sector. Get the full story.

California Court Rules on Transfer Tax

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

The purchase of real estate encumbered by a long-term lease is not subject to San Francisco’s documentary transfer tax if the lease has a remaining term of 35 years or more. That’s the decision of a California Appeals Court. The ruling said in this case, the transfer tax amounted to a double tax on the property. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Chicago and Cook County Budgets in the Red

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago

 

Cook County, Illinois faces a $280 million deficit and the situation is worse in Chicago, where the budget could fall $700 million short. Chicago’s mayor says a property tax increase can’t be ruled out.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Florida Rules Rushmore Assessment Method Illegal

By William C. Coleman III, Orlando

 

In a landmark ruling, Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal has ruled the Rushmore method violates Florida law. The decision means assessors must change the way they value hotels and other properties with significant ancillary income. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Georgia Bill Addresses Virtual Hearings and Appeal Costs

By Paul Miller, Atlanta

 

The Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 410, which authorizes virtual tax appeal hearings and gives taxpayers the right to recoup litigation expenses in superior court appeals. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Pro and Con Studies Released on Prop 15

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

California voters will consider major changes to the state’s property tax system on November 3. If approved, Proposition 15 will create a split-roll tax system that requires commercial and industrial property to be reassessed on a three-year cycle. Studies are coming out in support and in opposition of the change.
Get the full story.

California Considers New Laws to Address COVID-19

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

California state and city officials are considering ways to help business property owners and lessors recover from the economic fallout triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Proposals would protect both landlords and tenants. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Colorado's Gallagher Amendment Faces Repeal

By Joe Monzon, Denver

 

Colorado voters will decide in November whether to do away with the state’s Gallagher amendment. The repeal would keep residential values from falling, which costs local governments essential tax revenue.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Cook County Final 2019 Multiplier Set

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago

 

Cook County’s final 2019 multiplier of 2.9160 increased slightly from last year and from the tentative factor announced earlier this year. The goal of the multiplier is to help the state achieve more uniform property assessments. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Delaware’s Property Tax System is Unconstitutional

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.

 

A court ruling says that by continuing to use decades-old valuations when preparing assessment rolls, counties are violating the uniformity clause of Delaware’s state constitution. Parties in the case have 45 days to submit a schedule to govern the remedy phase. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Texas Taxes Will Depend on Rates

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas

 

Texas’ three largest cities: Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio are expecting a 10% to 15% decline in city revenues because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study. Local tax jurisdictions must find ways to raise enough tax revenue to fund essential services and at the same time avoid overburdening taxpayers who are dealing with their own financial hardships. Get the full story.

Florida Sales Tax Plunge May Drive Up Other Taxes

By John Heatley, Orlando

 

As the COVID-19 pandemic curtails retail spending, Florida sales tax collections are down by 25%. The drop in sales taxes is expected to lead to hikes in property taxes as governments attempt to replace lost revenues. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Illinois Counties Waive Late Penalties on Property Taxes

By Philip Utterback, Chicago

 

Taxpayers will likely get more time to pay their second installment property tax bill in Cook County. Meanwhile, Lake County has approved spreading out tax payments to four installments rather than two.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Nashville Could Face Double-digit Tax Hike

By Lee Wharton, Nashville

 

A property tax increase of nearly 32% is being proposed in Nashville. Officials say the tax hike is needed because there’s no rainy-day fund available to meet the needs of the city and schools. A budget must be approved by June 30. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Philadelphia Property Tax Hike Proposed

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.

 

An increase in Philadelphia’s property tax rate is just one part of the puzzle as officials work to fill a $649 million budget gap created by the economic uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

San Francisco May Delay One Tax and Implement Another

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

A tax on vacant retail space may not go into effect next January as planned in San Francisco. Meanwhile, a new tax is proposed that would raise transfer taxes on the sales of high-dollar properties.
Get the full story.

California - How Will the Split Roll Tax Measure Play Out During COVID-19?

By Scott Donald, Irivine

 

Signatures are being verified to put a major change to Proposition 13 before voters this November. Both sides on the issue believe the current pandemic could be a factor into whether the initiative will pass or fail. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Chicago - Property Tax Uncertainties Impact Investment

By John O'Neil, Chicago

 

Fiscal worries and reassessment are creating questions about the future of property taxes in the Windy City. The questions are not lost on real estate investors who need realistic numbers to make development projects feasible. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Cook County Receives a Lower Tentative Multiplier

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago

 

Cook County’s tentative 2019 property tax multiplier is lower than last year. Even so, significant revenue shortfalls due to the Covid-19 pandemic could cause property taxes to spike upwards. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

San Francisco Brokers Urge City to Reconsider Vacancy Tax

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

Voters approved Proposition D in early March as a way to revitalize empty storefront properties. It taxes stores and restaurants that sit vacant for extended periods of time. However, with the challenges retail properties are now facing, brokers believe the new tax should be modified. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Washington Bill Eliminates State School Property Tax

By Ivan Perilla, Seattle

 

Under legislation introduced in Washington State, property taxes for schools could be eliminated in the next four years. The bill highlights the ongoing tension regarding school funding following an order demanding that schools be properly funded. Get the full story.

Chicago Studies Inclusionary Zoning

By Bob Tivnan, Chicago

 

A task force is working to revise Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance. The challenge will be finding an acceptable middle ground with a reasonable amount of revised regulation that generates more affordable housing without depressing new development. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Georgia Appeals Court Upholds Assessment Freeze Following Appeal

By Paul Miller, Atlanta

 

The Georgia Court of Appeals reaffirmed that market changes are not “material changes” that could void a three-year assessment freeze following a successful appeal. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Hawaii Property Tax Constitutional Amendments Proposed

By Geoffrey County, Irvine

 

Voters may consider two changes to the Hawaii state constitution this year. One could give local school boards the ability to increase tax levies to pay for teacher pay raises. The other could increase property taxes to pay for infrastructure improvements near rapid transit stations. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Indiana Considers Taxing Current Cash Value of Personal Property

By John O'Neil, Chicago

 

Legislation is being debated by Indiana lawmakers that could change the way personal property is assessed. If approved, taxes would be assessed on the current cash value of personal property, rather than the acquisition cost. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Oregon Could Bring Back Real Estate Transfer Taxes

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

Oregon hasn’t had transfer taxes the past eight years but that may be changing. A bill has been filed to bring back the tax in order to help finance affordable housing. Get the full story.

Colorado Considers Commercial Classification for Short-term Rentals

By Joe Monzon, Denver

 

Legislation has been filed in the Colorado Senate to make short-term rental property classified as commercial rather than residential. Supporters and opponents are speaking out. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Hawaii - Wind Turbines are Not Real Property

By Scott Donald, Irvine

 

The Hawaii Supreme Court has ruled counties can’t change the tax code to re-define real property. The case involves wind farms on the island of Maui. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

How to Fix Illinois Property Taxes? Task Force Has Ideas

By Philip Utterback, Chicago

 

Property tax reform is expected to be a significant topic before the Illinois Legislature this session. A property tax task force has issued an 88-page draft report with recommendations. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Ohio Bill Seeks to Expand Transfer Taxes

By Robert Boxley, Chicago

 

Ohio businesses will face higher taxes under proposed legislation that raises transfer taxes on pass-through entities that own real estate. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Tennessee Property Tax Rate Cap Proposed

By Lee Wharton, Nashville

 

If proposed legislation becomes law, Tennessee cities and counties will be limited to a 5% annual property tax rate increase without voter approval. Get the full story.

Chicago Hotels Challenged

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago

 

High taxes in Chicago’s saturated hospitality market are creating fiscal challenges for many hotel properties. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Colorado Tackles School Finance Reform

By Joe Monzon, Denver

 

Changes may be coming to Colorado’s 25-year old school funding system. A special legislative committee is working to make the funding formula more equitable for all school districts.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Maryland Assessments Rise for Seventh Year in a Row

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.

 

Commercial values are rising with Maryland’s latest property revaluation. Many counties are reporting double-digit increases. Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Philadelphia Won’t Revalue Properties in 2020

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.

 

Concerns over the accuracy of a trending methodology have led Philadelphia officials to postpone this year’s reassessment. As a result, values assigned in 2019 will carry forward through 2021.
Get the full story.

 

 


 

 

Wisconsin Property Taxes for Schools Up by Highest Rate in a Decade

By John O'Neil, Chicago

 

Wisconsin taxpayers could be hit with the largest property tax increase in a decade thanks to increasing taxes for public education, according to a Wisconsin Policy Forum report. Get the full story.

December 2019

Pennsylvania Details Plans for Property Tax Relief

Real Estate Investors Face Tax Uncertainties in Chicago

San Francisco Proposes Vacancy Tax

Texas Lawmakers Consider BPP Tax Reform

Utah Proposes Property Tax Indexing for Schools

 

November 2019

California Enacts Laws to Boost Affordable Apartments

Double- and Triple-Digit Assessed Value Increases in North Cook County

San Antonio Multi-family Market at the Crossroad?

Texas Prohibits State Income Tax

West Virginia Manufacturers Hit Hard by Personal Property Tax

 

October 2019

Austin is Top Real Estate Market for 2020

Colorado Votes on Proposition CC

Ohio Suspends Bitcoin Tax Payments

Section 42 Tax Credits Do Not Constitute Actual Income

Texas Tax Amendments on Nov. 5 Ballot

 

September 2019

Florida Property Taxes Soar Despite Cap

Houston – Mixed Bag of Tax Hikes and Cuts

Philadelphia Reverse-Appeal Case Sent Back to Court

Phoenix – Low Cap Rates Raise Apartment Values

Will Chicago Raise Property Taxes to Balance the Budget?

 

August 2019

California Court Upholds Exemption for Intangibles

Cook County TIF Districts Generate Record Revenue

Data Centers Drive Real Estate Market in Northern Virginia

Illinois Task Force Will Study Property Tax Relief

Philadelphia Targets Tax Abatement Reform

 

July 2019

Cook County Property Tax Collections Hit Record High

D.C. Tax Hikes Could Backfire

Florida Reduces Commercial Rent Tax

Chicago’s Consolidation with Statewide Pensions Nixed

Philadelphia Courts Rule in Reassessment Lawsuit

 

June 2019

CA Appeals Court Strikes Down Arbitrary Valuation

Equal and Uniform Appeals Upheld in Texas

Oregon Enacts Statewide Rent Control

Texas Passes Property Tax Reform

Washington State Budget Includes Higher Real Estate Taxe

 

May 2019

Austin Office Market Hits Historic Highs

Georgia Assessment Freeze Challenged in Court

Illinois I&E Disclosure Bill Stalls

Tax Incentives for Federal Opportunity Zones Clarified

Texas Tax Reform Debate Intensifies

 

April 2019

Chicago Transfer Tax Hike Proposed

D.C. Mayor Proposes Additional Tax Hike on Commercial Properties

Florida Court Case Explores External Obsolescence

Tennessee Set to Release Appraisal Ratio Report

Texas Legislature Considers Tax Swap

 

March 2019

Chicago Investors Face Property Tax Uncertainty

Florida Cost of Sale Adjustment Challenged

Philadelphia Pledges Improvements Before Another Reassessment

San Francisco Gets Property Tax Windfall

Texas Revisits Property Tax Rollback Cap

 

February 2019

Cook County Effective Tax Rates Climb 2007 -2016

DFW Retail Real Estate on a Roll Despite Online Shopping

Nebraska Considers Property Tax Cap

Spokane County Reports Tax Decrease

Texas Real Time Tax Notices

 

January 2019

Dallas Hotel Room Revenue Tops $1 Billion

DC Internet Sales Tax Revenue Could Cut Commercial Property Tax

DC Mandates Electronic I&E Reports

Fulton County Tax Digest Upheld

Indiana Sets New Appeal Dates

South Carolina ATI Exemption Applications Due January 31

December 2018

Amazon’s Arlington Headquarters Will Bring Market Changes

D-FW is Top Office Leasing Market

Nebraska Set to Tackle Tax Reform

New Mecklenburg County Commission

Prop 13 Challenge on 2020 Ballot

 

November 2018

Data Center Boom in Dallas

Florida Constitutional Amendments

Head Tax Approved for Transit Programs

San Francisco Approves Tax for Homeless Services

Taxpayer Engagement in the Texas Property Tax Process

Wisconsin Votes Against Dark Store Assessment

 

October 2018

Austin's High-Tech Office Market

Colorado Tables Tax Hike for Short-Term Rentals

DFW Warehouse Market On Track for Another Record Year

Florida Votes on Property Tax Amendments

Tax Bill Time in Texas

 

September 2018

Chicago Investors Face "Fiscal Death Spiral"

Dallas Hotel Construction Boom

Mecklenburg County - Businesses Brace for Higher Values

Utah’s Truth in Taxation Law Faces Test

 

August 2018

Florida Schools Take Tax Hikes to Voters

Fulton County Needs Court Approval to Collect Taxes

Harrisburg Faces Massive Property Tax Increase

Illinois / Cook County Need Property Tax Reform

Study says Michigan Property Tax Caps Hamstring Local Budgets

 

July 2018

Business "Head Tax" on November Ballot

D.C. Budget Raises Commercial Property Taxes

Higher Tax Bills Coming in Cook County, IL

Nashville Property Tax Hike Could Go to Voters

Ohio Supreme Court Sides with Property Owner

 

June 2018

Confusion over South Carolina ATI Exemption

Dallas Property Values Soar

D.C. Office Concessions are Highest in the Nation

Higher Taxes in Hagerstown

New Changes Proposed to Louisiana’s Industrial Tax Exemption

 

May 2018

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

Expect Double-Digit Value Increases in Mecklenburg County, NC

Fulton County Tax Assessments Skyrocket

Mall Vacancies Hit Six-Year High

Philadelphia Calls for Assessment Audit

 

April 2018

California Bullet Train - An Omen of Taxes to Come?

Commercial Real Estate and the New Tax Law

Nashville - Successful Appeals Lead to Budget Shortfall

Philadelphia Property Tax Increase Proposed

Property Taxes Soar for Self-Storage REITs

 

March 2018

Cook County Requires More Documentation on Appeals

Multicounty Appeal Boards Allowed in California

Pennsylvania - New Reporting Requirements

Sticker Shock in Washington State

Values Up in Fairfax County, VA

 

February 2018

Denver Property Values and Taxes Soar

Mecklenburg County Revaluation Underway

San Francisco Commercial Tax Hike Proposed

Texas Governor Proposes Property Tax Plan

Washington D.C. Considers Conversion Incentives

 

January 2018

Colorado – Concerns over Gallagher Amendment

Maryland Values Climb with Reassessment

Ohio Supreme Court Rules on Property Tax Assessment

West Virginia May Phase Out BPP Tax

Wisconsin Property Taxes on the Rise

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