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Maryland Passes HB268 Increasing Business Personal Property Exemption From $2,500 To $20,000

Maryland Passes HB268 Increasing Business Personal Property Exemption From $2,500 To $20,000

July 2022 – On July 11, 2022, the Maryland State Department of Assessment and taxation announced the passing of HB268, […]

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Delaware Set to Release Updated Property Values from First Reassessment Since the 1980’s

Delaware Set to Release Updated Property Values from First Reassessment Since the 1980’s

By: Mitch Wilson – Senior Manager of Property Tax UPDATE: All three major counties in Delaware, New Castle, Kent and […]

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UPDATE: Kansas Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Decisions, Previously in Favor of Big-Box Retail and “Dark Store” Approach

UPDATE: Kansas Supreme Court Reverses Lower Court Decisions, Previously in Favor of Big-Box Retail and “Dark Store” Approach

UPDATE: The Kansas Supreme Court came to a consensus on the the commercial property valuation issue of big box stores […]

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Philadelphia Undergoes First Reassessment Since 2019: Projecting Average Property Value Increase of 21%

Philadelphia Undergoes First Reassessment Since 2019: Projecting Average Property Value Increase of 21%

Philadelphia, PA is undergoing its first city-wide property reassessment since 2019. Reassessment delays were the result of issues in implementing […]

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HB 126 Will Change Ohio Property Tax Landscape

HB 126 Will Change Ohio Property Tax Landscape

Apr 21, 2022 – UPDATE: HB 126 was officially signed by Governor Mike DeWine. To learn more about the effects of […]

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Arizona’s SB 1093 Proposing Decrease in Commercial Property Tax Moves Closer to Passage

Arizona’s SB 1093 Proposing Decrease in Commercial Property Tax Moves Closer to Passage

Proposed Arizona Senate Bill 1093 aims to decrease the commercial property tax assessment ratio to 15%. The bill would continue […]

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Texas Hospitality: COVID-19 Impacts to Date and the Future of Property Taxes

Texas Hospitality: COVID-19 Impacts to Date and the Future of Property Taxes

By: Alex Reedy – Senior Manager – Real Estate It’s no surprise that the hospitality industry was incredibly impacted by […]

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Annual Report: Texas Office Building Property Taxes

Annual Report: Texas Office Building Property Taxes

Trend Analysis for the Four Major Metros By: Alex Pace and Colby Boozer Property taxes per square foot on office […]

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Indiana Personal Property Tax Bill Makes Way to Senate

Indiana Personal Property Tax Bill Makes Way to Senate

February 2022 – The Indiana House of Representatives passed HB1002, an extensive bundle of tax cuts worth over $1.3 billion […]

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2022 Property Tax Calendar Insights for Texas Commercial Real Estate Owners and Investors

2022 Property Tax Calendar Insights for Texas Commercial Real Estate Owners and Investors

By: Alex Pace | Director – Property Tax, Central Region In 2020, real estate investing slowed as the world shut […]

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Santa Clara County Property Values Subject to Decreases via Appeal, Despite Mid-Pandemic Inflation

Santa Clara County Property Values Subject to Decreases via Appeal, Despite Mid-Pandemic Inflation

January 2022 – At the end of December 2021, Santa Clara County Assessor’s office officials commented on the state of […]

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Maryland Property Values Rise 12.0% According to SDAT’s 2022 Reassessment

Maryland Property Values Rise 12.0% According to SDAT’s 2022 Reassessment

January 2022 – In Maryland, over two million property accounts are split into three groups, each appraised once every three […]

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Update: Two-Year Reappraisal Cycle Plan in Shelby County, TN Denied

Update: Two-Year Reappraisal Cycle Plan in Shelby County, TN Denied

December 2021 – Following up on our post from March Over the past year taxpayers in Shelby County, Tennessee have […]

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Property Tax Relief Available for Maryland Property Owners Impacted by Hurricane Ida

Property Tax Relief Available for Maryland Property Owners Impacted by Hurricane Ida

September 2021 – Maryland property owners experiencing damage from Hurricane Ida are being encouraged by the Maryland State Department of […]

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Dark Store Argument Shot Down by Supreme Court of Ohio

Dark Store Argument Shot Down by Supreme Court of Ohio

September 2021 – In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled against a recent argument by attorneys representing […]

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Update: Pennsylvania School District Property Tax Increases

Update: Pennsylvania School District Property Tax Increases

August 2021 – Following up on our post of July 2021: Invoke consultants covering Pennsylvania have been informed that several […]

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Property Taxes in the Shadow of COVID-19

Property Taxes in the Shadow of COVID-19

August 2021 – Property Taxes in the Shadow of COVID-19 Important property assessment considerations forleased real estate and the role […]

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The City and School District of Philadelphia in Violation for Singling out Commercial Properties in Reassessment

The City and School District of Philadelphia in Violation for Singling out Commercial Properties in Reassessment

August 2021 – If your commercial property was impacted by an increased assessment for tax year 2018 you may be […]

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Pennsylvania School District Property Tax Increases – What to Look For

Pennsylvania School District Property Tax Increases – What to Look For

July 2021 – Owners of all property types in Pennsylvania should be aware that many school districts and jurisdictions throughout […]

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Ohio Senate Bill 57 Extends Appeal Deadline for Property Owners Impacted by COVID

Ohio Senate Bill 57 Extends Appeal Deadline for Property Owners Impacted by COVID

June 2021 – Due to the recent pandemic, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently signed Senate Bill (S.B.) 57 allowing commercial […]

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Shelby County Assessor Proposes Two-Year Reappraisal to Soften Impact of Value Increases

Shelby County Assessor Proposes Two-Year Reappraisal to Soften Impact of Value Increases

March 2021 – Property values in Shelby County, Tennessee are reaching new heights causing property taxes to skyrocket along with […]

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How California’s Prop 8 Can Help Commercial Real Estate Owners with Property Taxes

How California’s Prop 8 Can Help Commercial Real Estate Owners with Property Taxes

March 2021 – Every property owner should be making a focused effort to pursue property tax relief in light of […]

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Texas Property Tax Exemption Available After Winter Storm

Texas Property Tax Exemption Available After Winter Storm

March 2021 – With the disaster declaration from Texas Governor Greg Abbott in February, properties that sustained 15% or more […]

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March 31st Property Tax Appeal Deadline – State of Ohio and Allegheny County, PA

March 31st Property Tax Appeal Deadline – State of Ohio and Allegheny County, PA

February 2021 – The deadline to file a property tax appeal for all counties in Ohio and in Allegheny County, […]

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Texas Comptroller Tax Policy Memo – Sales Tax Auditing Guidelines for Oil & Gas Industry

Texas Comptroller Tax Policy Memo – Sales Tax Auditing Guidelines for Oil & Gas Industry

January 2021 – The procedure for auditing taxpayers in the oil and gas industry has changed. On January 26, 2021 […]

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Nevada Enacts Rare One-Time Tax Amnesty Program

Nevada Enacts Rare One-Time Tax Amnesty Program

January 2021 – The Nevada Legislature has passed a one-time penalty and interest amnesty program beginning February 1, 2021 and […]

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Five Actions for California Property Tax Relief

Five Actions for California Property Tax Relief

August 2020 – By Ian Doss  |  Manager – Real Estate  |  San Francisco, CA Every property owner should be […]

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What the Future Holds for Davidson County, TN Property Owners

What the Future Holds for Davidson County, TN Property Owners

June 2020 – For the first time since 2012, Davidson County, TN will be raising their property tax rate. The […]

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Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Qualify as a Calamity in California?

Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Qualify as a Calamity in California?

April 2020 – By Marwan Saqr  |  Manager – Real Estate  |  Los Angeles, CA This is the question that […]

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URGENT: Ohio’s March 31st Tax Filing Deadline Not Extended Despite HB 197

URGENT: Ohio’s March 31st Tax Filing Deadline Not Extended Despite HB 197

March 2020 – Despite Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s passing of HB 197, a veto has made it clear that the […]

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Cook County’s Board of Review Cuts Commercial Property Assessments

Cook County’s Board of Review Cuts Commercial Property Assessments

March 2020 – Commercial property owners in Cook County are being saved by the Board of Review from higher assessments […]

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State and Local Governments Reanalyzing Use of Tax Incentives

State and Local Governments Reanalyzing Use of Tax Incentives

February 2020 – State and local tax governments are thinking twice about tax incentives used to attract major businesses. During […]

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New Indiana BPP Tax Bill Expected to have Significant Economic Impact

New Indiana BPP Tax Bill Expected to have Significant Economic Impact

February 2020 – Proposed Senate Bill 385, authored by Senator Aaron Freeman, will change the tax calculation process on business […]

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