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California Extends Property Tax Break for Solar Energy Systems

By Scott Donald, CMI, Irvine


California’s solar market is expected to nearly double in size over the next five years. A new law grants a property tax exclusion until 2027 for newly constructed solar energy systems. Get the full story.





Could Property Values Drop 20% in a Recession?

By Vicki Robbins, Dallas


A new study takes a look at how property values may be affected by an economic recession. Various implications are addressed in a best-case to worst-case scenario.
Get the full story.





Expect More Frequent Reappraisals in Arkansas

By David Hawn, Dallas


Most Arkansas counties that conducted reappraisals this year are required to reappraise all real estate every three years rather than every five years going forward. It’s based on a state law requiring more frequent reappraisals when overall values increase 25% or more.
Get the full story.





Fort Worth Apartment Rents Moderate

By Jim Syverson, Dallas


Apartment rents in the North Texas area are still going up, but they’re increasing at a slower pace. Multifamily purchase prices are still strong and aggressive assessments are chasing those sales. Get the full story.





New Rules for Ohio Appeals

By Robert Boxley, MBA, CMI, Chicago


A new law that limits filing of property tax complaints by persons or political subdivisions other than the owner is now in effect. Officials say the law may lead to a reduction in property tax revenue in the years ahead. Get the full story.





New York Makes It Easier for Nonprofits to Convert Hotels to Apartments

By Michael Allen and Robert Carver


A new bill in New York City could bring relief for owners struggling in either the hospitality or multifamily industries. Get the full story.



Virginia Data Center Owners and Operators Assessment Methodology Changes Are Coming

By Shawn Eskow


The pandemic significantly changed the data center industry, and Virginia is home to the largest data center market in the world. How are property tax implications impacted?
Get the full story.



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Chicago May Cut Automatic Property Tax Increase

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


Mayor Lori Lightfoot is proposing a 2.5% property tax increase in the 2023 budget. This is a dramatic change from the previous policy that ties an automatic property tax increase to the Consumer Price Index. Get the full story.





Flight-to-Quality Boosts Dallas Office Market

By Scott Buie, MAI, Dallas


Rising values are projected for Dallas area office properties. The market posted decreasing vacancies and rising development activity in the second quarter of 2022. More than 1.5 million square feet was leased, 1.2 million were Class A offices. Get the full story.





LA Transfer Tax Hike Goes to Voters

By Scott Donald, CMI, Irvine


Sales of high-end commercial and residential property in Los Angeles will be hit with an added 4% tax if a November ballot measure passes. Proceeds from the proposal would be earmarked to help fund affordable housing. Get the full story.





Orange County Rent Cap Proposal Challenged

By John Heatley, Orlando


A proposed ordinance to enact rent control in Orange County, Florida is being challenged in court. At issue is whether the current rental market creates a housing emergency. A lawsuit was filed to keep the ordinance off the ballot this fall. Get the full story.





Rising South Florida Industrial Rents Push Assessments Up

By Tony Garcia, CMI, Fort Lauderdale


Industrial landlords are raising rates throughout South Florida as available space becomes scarce. Vacancy rates are as low as 2.3% in some areas. The trends are leading to rising tax assessments. Get the full story.





Assessors Will Be Challenged to Select Market Adjusted Cap Rates in 2022

By Michael Allen


There are strong opinions both ways in the commercial real estate market about cap rate direction. Get the full story.



Tennessee Announces Tax Rate Changes in Four Counties

By Caitlyn Milks


Four major metropolitan counties in Tennessee recently announced tax rate changes for 2022. The adjusted tax rates will be reflected on the tax bills issued in October.
Get the full story.



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Houston Area Apartment Assessments Skyrocket

By Scott Gilchrist, Houston


Houston’s red hot multifamily market led to double-digit value increases this year. Analysts say the market is starting to shift downward. Get the full story.





Illinois Ballot Initiative Could Hike Property Taxes

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


In November, Illinois voters will consider Amendment 1, which seeks to give government unions unprecedented bargaining powers. Critics contend more union power will translate into higher property taxes to pay for union pensions. Get the full story.





Industrial Markets Adjust

By Scott Donald, CMI, Irvine


Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, has cancelled deals for new fulfillment centers and put existing projects on hold. Analysts say that Amazon is such a large player in this market that if they start pulling back on construction activity, it will pull the market down with them. Get the full story.





Kansas Supreme Court Rules Against Dark Store Theory

By David Hawn, Dallas


The Kansas Supreme Court took a stand against the dark store theory by reversing a Board of Tax Appeals ruling in favor of Walmart stores. Walmart argued that the value of the business itself should not be factored into the property value, saying the stores should be assessed as if they are empty buildings, or dark stores. The case was remanded to the lower court to re-examine evidence. Get the full story.





Orange County Hotel Tax Receipts Break Records

By John Heatley, Orlando


After a slump during the pandemic, tourists and business travelers have flocked back to hotels in Orange County, Florida. Record hotel tax receipts are a bellwether for rising property values. Get the full story.





Commercial Property Owners’ New York City Property Tax Break—Deemed Essential to Multifamily Development—Expires. Will It Ever Return?

By Michael Allen


New York’s property tax break 421a is set to expire. How will this impact multifamily property owners? Get the full story.



Potential Chicago Transfer Tax Increase—Bring Chicago Home Proposal

By Shawn King


Proposed changes to the transfer tax are being explored to fund homeless programs. Learn more here. Get the full story.



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California Bill to Restrict Warehouse Development Fails

By Scott Donald, CMI, Irvine


A bill that would have required a 1,000-foot buffer zone between new logistics projects of 100,000 square feet or more and homes, schools, other places especially at risk from air pollution failed to advance out of a Senate subcommittee. The regulations would have applied to Riverside and San Bernardino County. Get the full story.





Chicago Business Property Value Up 56%

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


Non-residential property took a dramatic jump in value with Chicago’s 2021 reassessment. The largest increase was industrial property that appreciated by 109%. Get the full story.





Florida Reports Double-Digit Assessment Increases

By John Heatley, Orlando


Central Florida is experiencing record increases in property assessments. Notices of value will be mailed in mid-August. There is only a 25-day window to appeal. Get the full story.





Maryland Appeals May Require More Work

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Property owners face new roadblocks to appeal overstated values in Maryland. Under a new law, the state must notify local governments when commercial values are lowered by more than 20% in a successful appeal. This gives local governments the opportunity to contest the reduction. Get the full story.





Are You Prepared for the Mecklenburg County Reassessment?


Mecklenburg County, North Carolina 2023 revaluation notices will be sent late this year. What can property owners expect? Get the full story.



Denver's Expanding Housing Affordability Policy Increases Need for Pro-forma Due Diligence

By Matt Poling


Denver City Council passes proposal to increase affordable housing. How can multifamily property owners qualify? Get the full story.



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Arizona Lowers Commercial Assessment Rate

By Rick Edwards, Phoenix


Arizona’s assessed valuation rate has been lowered through the years to help reduce the disparity in property tax burdens on commercial property taxpayers versus homeowners. Governor Doug Ducey signed a bill into law that will continue to lower the rate for business properties for the next five years. Get the full story.





Colorado Approves Temporary Rate Cut

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Colorado cut its commercial and residential property tax assessment ratios for 2023 and 2024 under a bill signed into law by the governor on May 9. Get the full story.





Florida Seeks to Dissolve Disney’s Special Tax District

By John Heatley, Orlando


The special legal arrangement allowing the Walt Disney Corporation to operate as an independent government and tax district around its theme parks in Orlando may be ending. It’s not entirely clear what this change will mean for taxpayers. Get the full story.





Texas Property Tax Amendments Pass

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Two constitutional amendments were approved by voters on May 7 that should slow down the growth of residential property taxes. The measures provide no tax relief for businesses and industries. Get the full story.





Allegheny County, PA Lawsuit May Lead to a Significant
Decline in Tax Burden for TY 2022

By Kurt Lieberman, Renee Bell, and Ly Ngov


On Wednesday, April 27, an Allegheny County judge issued a consent order directing the County Assessment Office to recode its tax year 2020. How does this impact property owners? Get the full story.



Triple Net Leased Properties May Soon be Overassessed

By Michael Allen


There is typically a market lag between interest rates before an increase or decrease in cap rates occurs, but we are quickly approaching that tipping pont. How will this impact assessments? Get the full story.



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Colorado Lawmakers Challenge Tax Cap Initiative

By Joe Monzon, Denver


A group of Colorado Legislators don’t want to see tax limits written into the state constitution as proposed by Initiative 74. Instead, they are working on a bill to temporarily reduce assessment rates. Get the full story.





Guilford County Plans to Lower Tax Rates

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


If residents of Guilford County, North Carolina vote to increase their sales tax rate next month, they will get a lower tax rate on their real estate. Tax rates will be set in early to mid-June. Get the full story.





LA County Cancels Late Tax Fees for Residential Landlords

By Scott Donald, CMI, Irvine


County Supervisors in Los Angeles, California are giving residential landlords, who haven’t received rent thanks to ongoing pandemic tenant protections, a break on late fees. No fee waivers have been approved for commercial properties. Get the full story.





Ohio Seeks to Reform Third-Party Appeals

By Robert Boxley, MBA, CMI, Chicago


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to sign legislation into law that will limit how school districts can challenge property values at local boards of revision. Get the full story.





Texas Reforms Help Soften the Blow of Increasing
Property Taxes

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Tax reforms approved three years ago have not kept Texas property tax bills from increasing. A new report finds they have helped slow the increase down. Get the full story.

Déjà Vu - Pennsylvania Bill Seeks to Eliminate School
Property Taxes

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Three years ago, a plan to do away with property tax funding for schools failed to pass the Pennsylvania Legislature. Now the plan has been revised and re-filed. If approved, it would raise taxes on certain retirement income, food, and clothing. Get the full story.





Georgia Property Tax Bills Cross Over

By Joe Buie, Atlanta


Property tax legislation remains alive after passing Georgia’s cross over date, which is the deadline for a bill to pass out of its legislative chamber, either the House or Senate. Bills that have not passed one chamber prior to crossover are generally dead for the year.
Get the full story.





Industrial Markets May Moderate

By Scott Donald, CMI, Irvine


New challenges are emerging for assessing warehouse properties. After unprecedented physical expansion during the pandemic, some major players are starting to pull back, creating uncertainties for the future. Get the full story.





Knoxville Faces Property Tax Increase

By Lee Wharton, Memphis


Like many cities across the nation, Knoxville, Tennessee is facing a budget shortfall. Leaders are considering raising property taxes, cutting services, or a mixture of both. Upcoming public hearings give taxpayers the chance to be part of the decisions made.
Get the full story.





South Florida Apartment Sales Break Records

By Tony Garcia, Fort Lauderdale


South Florida’s multifamily market is one of the hottest commercial real estate markets in the country. Rising sales prices and escalating rents will lead to higher assessments and property taxes in 2022 and 2023 if owners fail to proactively appeal overstated valuations. Get the full story.

Booming D/FW Apartment Market Expands

By Brian Cox, Dallas


Competition for apartment properties in North Dallas suburbs, Downtown, and in the Mid-Cities will lead buyers to search farther out, according to new research. Increasing sales will translate into higher tax assessments for the region. Get the full story.





Distribution Centers are Hot in the Windy City

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


Demand for modern warehouse space in the Chicago area has never been higher. With proper planning, developers can benefit from local tax incentives. Get the full story.





Mecklenburg County Plans Ahead for Reval

By Kevin Baker, Atlanta


New Notices of Value won’t be mailed to property owners in Mecklenburg, North Carolina until early 2023. However, work is already underway to make the process transparent.
Get the full story.





Property Taxes Take Center Stage in Texas Gubernatorial Race

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


The primary election for Texas Governor will be March 1. Candidates are weighing in on plans for property tax reform. Get the full story.





Some Washington D.C. Real Estate Recovers

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Different real estate sectors in the District are experiencing different levels of recovery from the COVID pandemic. Hospitality and office properties have yet to fully recover. However, warehouses, apartments and retail stores are projected to have solid performances.
Get the full story.

BPP Tax Exemption Threshold Raised

By Joe Monzon, Denver, and John O'Neil, Chicago


More businesses are getting a tax break as states change the exemption threshold to file business personal property tax. Business Personal Property can be defined as everything which is not real property. Get the full story.





Maryland Commercial Values Rise

By Marc Bragin, Washington D.C.


Double-digit increases are being reported for some Maryland commercial properties with the latest triennial reassessment. The overall statewide increase for Group 1 properties was 12% over the past three years. Get the full story.





Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies “As If Unencumbered"

By Robert Boxley, MBA, CMI, Chicago


The Ohio Supreme Court has defined the “as if unencumbered” assessment requirement to mean that at the time of an appraisal the property is valued as if it were free from an encumbrance such as a lease, not that the property is vacant at the time of transfer.
Get the full story.





Some Colorado Properties Get Temporary Tax Break

By Alex Martinez, Denver


By lowering assessment ratios, Colorado apartment owners, single family homeowners, farmers, ranchers, and renewable energy producers will get a break on their property taxes the next two years. Get the full story.





South Florida Counties Seek to Maintain Higher School Taxes

By Tony Garcia, Fort Lauderdale


Several counties have announced referendums to continue tax hikes to boost safety in public schools. It’s an extension of tax increases approved in 2018 following the nation’s deadliest high school shooting. Get the full story.





Natural Gas Property Valuation Remains Unclear in
West Virginia

By Jay Belinfante, Atlanta


The West Virginia Legislature will have to start from scratch to develop methodology for assessing natural gas producing property in the state after a proposed law was voted down. Get the full story.


December 2021

California 2022 Tax Initiatives

Colorado Adjusts Assessment Ratios

Indiana BPP Tax Reexamined

Industrial - Real Estate's Hottest Asset Class

Orlando Hotels Have Not Recovered


November 2021

The Return of Retail Will Bring Assessment Increases

Texas Chapter 313 Property Tax Breaks Set to Expire

Reappraisal Change Reversed in Shelby County, TN

King County, WA Requires Additional Documentation


October 2021

Chicago Apartment Values on the Rise

Colorado Proposal Targets Short-Term Rentals

Office Recovery Underway

South Florida’s Industrial Market Surges

Texans Will Vote on Property Tax Cut


September 2021

Chicago Budget Plan Raises Property Tax Levy

Colorado Votes on Assessment Rate Changes

Equitable Taxation in a Digital Economy

Hotels Hit by COVID-19

Texas Strengthens Taxpayer Rights


August 2021

California Can Cancel Property Tax Penalties

Cook County Businesses Slammed with Tax Increases

Dallas/Fort Worth Leads Multifamily Boom

Philadelphia Commercial Property Tax Hikes Were Unconstitutional

Wisconsin Property Taxes Skyrocket with Tax Cap Exceptions


July 2021

California Change of Ownership Statements are Crucial

Colorado Property Tax Legislation

Cook County Final 2020 Multiplier Announced

Illinois Bill Allows Recapture for Property Tax Refunds

Pennsylvania Upholds School District Appeals


June 2021

Colorado Supreme Court: House Bill 21-1164 Does Not Violate TABOR

Government Debt Adds to Property Tax Burden

Kansas – Property Tax Relief for COVID Closures

Ohio Approves Pandemic Considerations for Appeals

Texas Tax Legislation Passed

Warehouse Tax Planned in Los Angeles Area


May 2021

Arizona Assessment Ratio

Florida Commercial Rent Tax Reduced

Georgia Appeals Court Rules on Subleases

Nashville Property Values Increase – Tax Rate Adjusted

Texas May Expand Tax Exemption


April 2021

Bill Seeks to Abolish Texas Property Taxes

Colorado Adds More Risk to Appeals

Colorado Bill Promotes School Finance Equity

Texas Tax Incentives

Northern Virginia Counties Set Tax Rates


March 2021

Houston Hotels Suffer

Can California Tax Away Homelessness?

Philadelphia Tax Abatements Finalized

Alexandria Appeal Deadline Approaches

Tax Bills Soar in King County, WA


February 2021

Changes to DC BID Tax Payments

Colorado - Ghost of Gallagher?

Cook County Tax Burden Shifts to Businesses

Nevada May Tweak Tax Caps

Ohio Will Not Consider Pandemic Impact to Values

Reassessment Comes to Delaware


January 2021

San Francisco Apartment Properties Need a License to Raise Rents

Maryland Tax Assessments Continue Upward Spiral

Commercial Values Slowly Rebound

Chicago Property Tax Burden Escalates

Best and Worst States for Property Tax

December 2020

Chicago Budget Raises Property Taxes

Philadelphia Amends Property Tax Abatement

Miami-Dade Wants Tax Interest Money Back

Texas Cities Have Highest Property Tax Rates

Texas Legislature Focuses on Property Tax


November 2020

Austin Approves Transit Tax

California - Split-Roll Tax Plan Fails

Chicago Budget Proposal Includes Property Tax Hike

Colorado Repeals Gallagher Amendment

Property Tax Overhaul in Montgomery County

San Francisco Transfer Tax Doubles for Expensive Property Sales


October 2020

California Commercial Eviction Moratorium Extended

Colorado Votes on Amendment B

San Francisco Transfer Tax Could Become Even More Expensive

Texas Property Taxes Have Skyrocketed

Unfair Tax Disparities Validated in Cook County, IL


September 2020

Capitalization of Expenses Not Assessable

Cook County Postponed Property Tax Payments Hit $1.8 Billion

Foreclosure and Eviction Protection Extended in California

Nashville Tax Rollback May Go to Voters

South Carolina Court of Appeals Extends ATI Filing Deadline


August 2020

California - Deadline Extended for County Boards to Rule on Appeals

Chicago Real Estate Market in Flux

Florida Allows Digital Signatures for Leases

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

Uncertainty in the Houston Office Market


July 2020

California Court Rules on Transfer Tax

Chicago and Cook County Budgets in the Red

Florida Rules Rushmore Assessment Method Illegal

Georgia Bill Addresses Virtual Hearings and Appeal Costs

Pro and Con Studies Released on Prop 15


June 2020

California Considers New Laws to Address COVID-19

Colorado's Gallagher Amendment Faces Repeal

Cook County Final 2019 Multiplier Set

Delaware’s Property Tax System is Unconstitutional

Texas Taxes Will Depend on Rates


May 2020

Florida Sales Tax Plunge May Drive Up Other Taxes

Illinois Counties Waive Late Penalties on Property Taxes

Nashville Could Face Double-digit Tax Hike

Philadelphia Property Tax Hike Proposed

San Francisco May Delay One Tax and Implement Another


April 2020

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

Chicago - Property Tax Uncertainties Impact Investment

Cook County Receives a Lower Tentative Multiplier

San Francisco Brokers Urge City to Reconsider Vacancy Tax

Washington Bill Eliminates State School Property Tax


March 2020

Chicago Studies Inclusionary Zoning

Georgia Appeals Court Upholds Assessment Freeze Following Appeal

Hawaii Property Tax Constitutional Amendments Proposed

Indiana Considers Taxing Current Cash Value of Personal Property

Oregon Could Bring Back Real Estate Transfer Taxes


February 2020

Colorado Considers Commercial Classification for Short-term Rentals

Hawaii - Wind Turbines are Not Real Property

How to Fix Illinois Property Taxes? Task Force Has Ideas

Ohio Bill Seeks to Expand Transfer Taxes

Tennessee Property Tax Rate Cap Proposed


January 2020

Chicago Hotels Challenged

Colorado Tackles School Finance Reform

Maryland Assessments Rise for Seventh Year in a Row

Philadelphia Won’t Revalue Properties in 2020

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

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