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California 2022 Tax Initiatives

By Scott Donald, Irvine


A couple of meaningful property tax initiatives have been filed with the California Attorney General’s office for 2022. With enough valid signatures, the measures will be on the November ballot next year. Get the full story.





Colorado Adjusts Assessment Ratios

By Alex Martinez, Denver


Legislation approved in the last session temporarily adjusts the assessment ratio for several classes of taxable properties in Colorado, including residential and multifamily residential. Get the full story.





Indiana BPP Tax Reexamined

By John O'Neil, Chicago


With the current state budget surplus in Indiana, there’s a movement underway to eliminate, or at least lessen the impact of Business Personal Property taxes. Get the full story.





Industrial - Real Estate's Hottest Asset Class

By Vicki Robbins, Dallas


There have been $51.2 billion of industrial sales this year through October, with 2021 already surpassing last year’s sales volume. With rapid growth, industrial properties may be left over assessed for property tax purposes. Get the full story.





Orlando Hotels Have Not Recovered

By John Heatley, Orlando


Orlando’s hotel recovery stalled in October thanks to a lack of business travelers. All property owners with ties to Orlando tourism, and especially hospitality properties, need to carefully review their 2021 financials as they may provide support for a reduced 2022 tax assessment. Get the full story.

The Return of Retail Will Bring Assessment Increases

By Scott Buie, Dallas


Although retail property values have contracted during the pandemic, current market trends point to an increase in demand for retail space going forward. This will decrease vacancy levels for existing properties and push rental rates up in the future. These two factors are the driving force for increasing property values. Get the full story.





Texas Chapter 313 Property Tax Breaks Set to Expire

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Texas' largest corporate tax break program must be renewed by lawmakers, or it will lapse at the end of 2022. If the law is extended, it will probably be amended to ensure compliance with legislative intent. Get the full story.





Reappraisal Change Reversed in Shelby County, TN

By Lee Wharton, Memphis


The Tennessee State Board of Equalization overruled a move by Shelby County Commissioners to move from a 4-year to a 2-year reappraisal system. Therefore, Shelby County’s next revaluation will remain on schedule for the 2025 tax season.
Get the full story.





King County, WA Requires Additional Documentation

By Scott Donald, Irvine


A copy of the original value change notice is now required for all appeals filed in King County, Washington. With offices closed through the end of the year for in-person services, taxpayers should file their online appeals well in advance of the deadline.
Get the full story.

Chicago Apartment Values on the Rise

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


New apartment construction is booming in downtown Chicago. With demand up and new units in the pipeline, existing apartment values will be increasing. Get the full story.





Colorado Proposal Targets Short-Term Rentals

By Joe Monzon, Denver


Colorado vacation homes could be taxed the same as hotels and motels, under a proposal by the Joint Budget Committee. Similar legislation proposed last year failed.
Get the full story.





Office Recovery Underway

By Vicki Robbins, Dallas


Office leasing activity is up and analysts participating in a recent webinar believe momentum is building toward a return to normalcy following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and Delta variant. Get the full story.





South Florida’s Industrial Market Surges

By Tony Garcia, Fort Lauderdale


The need for more e-commerce and third-party logistics space is leading the way for low vacancies and rising values on South Florida’s industrial/warehouse space.
Get the full story.





Texans Will Vote on Property Tax Cut

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


The Texas Legislature approved sending a constitutional amendment to voters next year that would raise the homestead exemption. If approved, it will transfer more of the property tax burden to business and industry. Get the full story.

Chicago Budget Plan Raises Property Tax Levy

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


The Chicago City Council is considering a 2022 budget that includes a $76.5 million property tax increase. After public hearings are held, the budget will be adopted in December.
Get the full story.





Colorado Votes on Assessment Rate Changes

By Joe Monzon, Denver


A proposition to temporarily reduce Colorado’s property tax assessment rates is on the November 2nd ballot. Even if it passes, officials say it may not deliver the tax savings sponsors have promised. Get the full story.





Equitable Taxation in a Digital Economy

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


The more digital an economy gets, the more unfair the distribution of costs becomes if property tax is a principal source of revenues. That’s the message in an essay written by Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
Get the full story.





Hotels Hit by COVID-19

By Scott Donald, Irvine


COVID-19 is the worst economic event in the history of the U.S. hotel industry. During the pandemic, economic obsolescence must be carved out of the aggregate valuation for such complex assets to be fairly assessed for tax purposes. Get the full story.





Texas Strengthens Taxpayer Rights

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


In the Third Special Legislative Session, Texas lawmakers are looking at a $2 billion property tax cut. While debate on a tax cut continues, changes have been made to state law that should benefit taxpayers. Get the full story.

California Can Cancel Property Tax Penalties

By Scott Donald, Irvine


New legislation amends the California Revenue and Taxation Code to allow penalties and other delinquency charges to be cancelled if the failure to make a payment was due to hardship arising from a COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. Get the full story.





Cook County Businesses Slammed with Tax Increases

By Philip Utterback, Chicago


A report by the Cook County Treasurer’s office finds that nearly 80% of all commercial property owners received higher property tax bills this year. Officials admit “it's certainly a hard time raising taxes on commercial property owners with everything that's going on."
Get the full story.





Dallas/Fort Worth Leads Multifamily Boom

By Brian Cox and Jim Syverson, Dallas


In the first half of 2021, 27,700 new apartments delivered in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. With demand for rentals at an all-time high, the new developments are expected to continue the trend for higher apartment prices and higher property tax burdens.
Get the full story.





Philadelphia Commercial Property Tax Hikes
Were Unconstitutional

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


Philadelphia’s practice of targeting commercial and industrial properties in its 2018 reassessment was illegal, according to a new court ruling. The city may be required to repay the real estate taxes paid by commercial property owners with interest.
Get the full story.





Wisconsin Property Taxes Skyrocket with Tax Cap Exceptions

By John O'Neil, CMI, Chicago


Throughout Wisconsin, local officials have increasingly turned to a small number of exceptions in state law that allow them to raise property taxes. As a result, property taxes paid in 2021 marked the largest increase in a decade. Get the full story.

California Change of Ownership Statements are Crucial

By Scott Donald, Irvine


Failure to file a Change of Ownership Statement in California can have significant ramifications including losing the burden of proof on a personal property purchase price and being assessed for back taxes. Get the full story.





Colorado Property Tax Legislation

By Alex Martinez, Denver


The Colorado Legislature passed several important new laws relating to property taxes during the regular session. Of particular importance are a law giving the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals authority to increase a property’s taxable value and a law providing a business personal property tax exemption starting with the 2021 tax year. Get the full story.





Cook County Final 2020 Multiplier Announced

By Bob Tivnan, CMI, Chicago


Cook County’s final tax equalization factor (multiplier) for 2020 is set at 3.2234. The multiplier does not cause individual tax bills to go up. It merely determines how the tax bill will be divided among different classes of property. Get the full story.





Illinois Bill Allows Recapture for Property Tax Refunds

By Philip Utterback, Chicago


If a bill passed by the Illinois Legislature becomes law, taxpayers will ultimately be paying for refunds issued from prior year appeals granted to some property owners. Opponents contend it allows taxing districts to collect money that never truly existed because the assessments were erroneous. Get the full story.





Pennsylvania Upholds School District Appeals

By Tom Branham, Washington D.C.


The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court sided with a school district’s method of selecting which properties to appeal in hopes of gaining more tax revenue. Justices ruled the practice is reasonable and does not conflict with laws barring appeals from being selected based on a property’s classification. Get the full story.

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

By Alex Martinez, Denver


Some Colorado school districts will be able to gradually raise property taxes without the approval of voters under new legislation. The General Assembly approved House Bill 1164 following a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court that the bill doesn’t violate the state’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights. Get the full story.





Government Debt Adds to Property Tax Burden

By Philip Utterback, Chicago


Pensions and local government borrowing have a huge impact on property taxes. A new report shows some properties in Cook County, Illinois carry an attributed share of debt over 40%. Get the full story.





Kansas – Property Tax Relief for COVID Closures

By Ryan Freitas, Dallas


Starting next year, companies impacted by the coronavirus shutdown will be eligible for property tax refunds, thanks to new legislation passed in Kansas. Businesses can apply for a reimbursement of the property taxes levied during the shutdown. Get the full story.





Ohio Approves Pandemic Considerations for Appeals

By Robert Boxley, MBA, CMI, Chicago


Property owners and tenants in Ohio may qualify for a special extended property valuation challenge process for tax year 2020. It’s an effort to provide property tax relief to Ohio businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Get the full story.





Texas Tax Legislation Passed

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Several bills passed by the Texas Legislature will significantly improve the overall property tax system to the benefit of taxpayers. The new laws seek to make the system more transparent and ensure property owners have every opportunity to seek equitable value. Get the full story.





Warehouse Tax Planned in Los Angeles Area

By Scott Donald, Irvine


The South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted new legislation targeted at warehouse properties to help reduce smog. It does not regulate emissions directly from warehouses but imposes requirements on facilities as “indirect sources” of pollutants because of the vehicle emissions that occur there. Get the full story.

Arizona Assessment Ratio

By Rick Edwards, Phoenix


Business groups are lobbying for legislation to reduce commercial property taxes in Arizona. They are proposing to gradually phase down the commercial assessment rate to 17% over the next two years. Get the full story.





Florida Commercial Rent Tax Reduced

By William C. Coleman III, Orlando


Tax revenue from a new sales tax on out-of-state online retailers will ultimately reduce Florida’s commercial rent tax from 5.5% to 2%. Get the full story.





Georgia Appeals Court Rules on Subleases

By Paul Miller, Atlanta


Landlords who accept partial rent or allow a tenant to skip paying rent in a sublease may find themselves at a disadvantage. A court ruling says terms must be in writing for the original terms of the lease to be enforced. Get the full story.





Nashville Property Values Increase – Tax Rate Adjusted

By Lee Wharton, Memphis


The Nashville Metro City Council is considering an automatic property tax rate adjustment following this year's reappraisal. Assessments in North Nashville and other parts of Davidson County increased as much as 59% with the reappraisal. Get the full story.





Texas May Expand Tax Exemption

By Foy Mitchell, Dallas


Texas lawmakers are debating a bill to raise the exemption threshold on income-producing tangible personal property from $500 to $2,500. If approved, the tax break will be effective January 1, 2022. Get the full story.

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.

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