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Bill Seeks to Abolish Texas Property Taxes

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Legislation introduced in the Texas House would do away with property taxes. In exchange, a new Value Added Tax (VAT) would be initiated. If the bill becomes law, a 5-year adjustment period would occur.
Get the full story.





Colorado Adds More Risk to Appeals

By Joe Monzon, Denver


The Colorado State Board of Assessment Appeals has new power to raise property tax assessments in appeals. A legislative analysis says property tax revenues will likely increase as the result of the new legislation. Get the full story.





Colorado Bill Promotes School Finance Equity

By Joe Monzon, Denver


If a newly filed bill becomes law, property owners in some Colorado districts will see their taxes increase for public schools. It requires the Colorado Department of Education to adopt a correction schedule to begin phasing out school tax credits. Get the full story.





Texas Tax Incentives

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


An Act passed in 2001 to give Texas a competitive edge in business location decisions is set to expire. There are supporters and opponents of legislation to continue the tax incentives. Get the full story.





Northern Virginia Counties Set Tax Rates

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Real estate taxes across Northern Virginia will remain flat or decrease in the coming fiscal year. This comes as good news for commercial property owners whose property values have declined amid challenges created by the pandemic. Get the full story.

Houston Hotels Suffer

By Rodney Wheelwright, Houston


The widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic has left the Houston hotel market more distressed than other big cities. The financial challenges facing hotels provide unique appeal opportunities this year.
Get the full story.





Can California Tax Away Homelessness?

By Scott Donald, Irvine


More California cities are looking to enact vacancy taxes on properties that sit empty for long periods of time. These taxes fund affordable housing development and related programs. Get the full story.





Philadelphia Tax Abatements Finalized

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Details are coming out on new laws that will change Philadelphia’s property tax abatement programs. The abatement for commercial and industrial properties will be reduced by 10%; the residential tax abatement will be phased out; and a new residential construction tax will be implemented starting in 2022.
Get the full story.





Alexandria Appeal Deadline Approaches

By Tom Branham and Marc Bragin, Washington D.C.


Demand, vacancies, and effective rents are down for commercial properties in Alexandria, Virginia. The deadline to request a Review of Assessment is March 15. Get the full story.





Tax Bills Soar in King County, WA

By Ivan Perilla, Seattle


With voter-approved higher tax levies, property tax bills are going up by double digits in several towns in King County, Washington. Get the full story.

Changes to DC BID Tax Payments

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Starting April 1, payments to Washington D.C. Business Improvement Districts will be included in one unified bill that also includes real property tax. All payments will go toward the property tax and penalties before the BID tax is paid. Owners should verify their payment info with the DC Office of Tax and Revenue.
Get the full story.





Colorado - Ghost of Gallagher?

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Just three months after Colorado voted to abolish the Gallagher Amendment, a group is starting the process to qualify a ballot proposal for November 2022 that would bring back parts of Gallagher.
Get the full story.





Cook County Tax Burden Shifts to Businesses

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


The recent Cook County triennial reassessment has pushed taxes higher for business real estate compared with homes. Officials fear that rising assessments could undo efforts to promote economic development in Cook County’s south and southwestern suburbs. Get the full story.





Nevada May Tweak Tax Caps

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Two bills before the Nevada Legislature would tweak, but not remove, the state’s assessment caps on residential and business property. Both measures would require approval from two-thirds of the Senate and Assembly. Get the full story.





Ohio Will Not Consider Pandemic Impact to Values

By Robert Boxley, MBA, CMI, Chicago


Under Ohio law, property tax values are set on a January 1st lien date. Recent legislation to allow a change due to COVID-19 failed and therefore the economic impact of the pandemic will not be part of the assessment process for 2020. Get the full story.





Reassessment Comes to Delaware

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Following a court ruling, one of Delaware’s three counties has announced plans to conduct its first reassessment in decades. The courts ruled the failure to conduct timely reassessments is unconstitutional. Get the full story.

San Francisco Apartment Properties Need a License to Raise Rents

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Starting next year, San Francisco will require apartment owners to provide confidential information to the city’s Rent Board to get a license to raise rents. Get the full story.





Maryland Tax Assessments Continue Upward Spiral

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Maryland commercial properties saw a jump of 9.7% on average since the last Group 3 reassessment. The higher values are especially burdensome as the COVID-19 pandemic strains the real estate market statewide. Get the full story.





Commercial Values Slowly Rebound

By Vicki Robbins, Dallas


Property pricing has firmed up over the past few months, according to a new report. With interest rates this low, it is easy to see real estate prices increasing. Get the full story.





Chicago Property Tax Burden Escalates

By Philip Utterback, Chicago


A new study shows that in the past 20 years, commercial property taxes in Chicago rose by 81% with even more dramatic increases downtown. With the tax hike approved and Chicago being reassessed this year, the trend will definitely continue. Get the full story.





Best and Worst States for Property Tax

By Vicki Robbins, Dallas


Property taxes impose one of the most substantial state and local tax burdens most businesses face. The states that score the best on Tax Foundation’s property tax are New Mexico, Indiana, Idaho, Delaware, Nevada, and Ohio. Get the full story.

Chicago Budget Raises Property Taxes

By Phil Utterback, Chicago


Chicago’s 2021 city budget includes a double dose of higher property taxes. The spending plan has a one-time property tax increase generating $43 million. In addition, property taxes will increase each year with inflation tied to the consumer price index. Get the full story.





Philadelphia Amends Property Tax Abatement

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


The Philadelphia City Council approved new legislation that makes major changes to the city’s 10-year property tax abatement on new construction and renovation. The abatement is ending for residential property and a new 1% tax is added to the value of new construction and renovation. For commercial property, the tax abatement is being reduced by 10%. Get the full story.





Miami-Dade Wants Tax Interest Money Back

By Tony Garcia, Fort Lauderdale


Some property owners in Miami-Dade, Florida must pay the county back for part of the interest they received from successful appeals in 2011-2015. Get the full story.





Texas Cities Have Highest Property Tax Rates

By David Poer, Dallas


A new report finds that Texas has some of the most expensive effective property tax rates in the nation. Major Texas cities accounted for seven of the top 11 cities on the high tax rate list. Get the full story.





Texas Legislature Focuses on Property Tax

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Texas lawmakers go back in session January 12, 2021. Several bills have been prefiled relating to property tax, including swapping a portion of property taxes for sales tax and capping appraised values.
Get the full story.

Austin Approves Transit Tax

By Kevin Kirkpatrick, San Antonio


Austin property owners will be paying higher taxes following approval of Proposition A. The new tax revenue will fund improvements to a multi-billion-dollar public transit plan. Get the full story.





California - Split-Roll Tax Plan Fails

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Proposition 15, the statewide ballot measure that would have increased many businesses' property taxes, has been rejected by California voters. Get the full story.





Chicago Budget Proposal Includes Property Tax Hike

By Phil Utterback, Chicago


Chicago’s budget is running $1.2 billion in the red. The mayor is proposing to raise property taxes, gasoline taxes, and personal property lease taxes to help balance the budget. Get the full story.





Colorado Repeals Gallagher Amendment

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Colorado voters passed Amendment B to repeal the Gallagher Amendment. Since the Amendment’s inception in 1983, commercial properties have shouldered an increasing share of the tax burden compared to residential properties. Get the full story.





Property Tax Overhaul in Montgomery County

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Voters in Montgomery County, Maryland approved doing away with an existing cap on the overall amount of property tax revenue the county can collect in favor of an annual cap on property tax rates.
Get the full story.





San Francisco Transfer Tax Doubles for Expensive
Property Sales

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Buying and selling high-dollar property in San Francisco just got more expensive. Voters approved Proposition I, which will increase the property transfer tax for property sales priced between $10 million and $25 million from 2.75% to 5.5%. Properties sold for more than $25 million will be taxed 6%, double the current 3% rate. Get the full story.



California Commercial Eviction Moratorium Extended

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Commercial real estate evictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic are now banned until next Spring. The Building and Owners and Managers Association is speaking out against the extension. Get the full story.





Colorado Votes on Amendment B

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Colorado’s Amendment B seeks to repeal the current tax policy requiring 55% of taxable real estate value come from commercial property owners. An accompanying piece of legislation freezes current assessment rates if Amendment B passes. Get the full story.





San Francisco Transfer Tax Could Become Even More Expensive

By Scott Donald, Irvine


If voters approve Proposition I in the November General Election, San Francisco transfer taxes will double for property sales valued at or above $10 million. Get the full story.





Texas Property Taxes Have Skyrocketed

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Prior to property tax reform legislation, city councils throughout Texas increased average property tax bills by double-digit percentages. The Wilmer City Council posted the highest one-year property tax increase last year of 37.79%. Get the full story.





Unfair Tax Disparities Validated in Cook County, IL

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


Commercial property tax assessments did not meet industry standards under Cook County’s previous assessor, according to a new report. The study is of several that the new assessor has commissioned since taking office. Get the full story.

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