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How To Manage 500+ Property Tax Assessments Annually

Posted by James Frazier on Feb 22, 2018 5:49:03 PM

If you’ve been reading our blog, you already know that the business personal property tax cycle is filled with complexities, whether you’re a business with one location or several. If you have 500 or more locations, keeping up with paperwork, information tracking, and due dates can be downright labyrinthine—never mind having enough time to put a case together for appeals (unless you’re taking advantage of all the tools at your disposal, which we’ll get into later).

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Topics: Business property tax, Property tax

How Do Tax Teams Manage Property Tax Due Dates?

Posted by James Frazier on Feb 14, 2018 3:25:18 PM

For many companies, property tax due dates are always looming. Between return deadlines, appeal deadlines, and payment deadlines in multiple jurisdictions, another due date may be just around the corner, no matter what time of year it is. So how do tax teams manage and meet these dates? While there’s no single standard that works for everyone, there are tools that can help companies of all sizes do it more efficiently. 

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Topics: Property tax due dates

What Are The Best Property Tax Forecasting Methods For Budgeting?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Part of your job as a property tax manager is to forecast the expected property tax liability for the upcoming year’s budget. Anyone who’s been in this position before knows that it’s a balancing act: Management wants lower taxes, so they hope you’ll come in low. Accounting wants you to be accurate, not too low or too high. And you personally? You want to give yourself some breathing room in the event that something unexpected happens to throw your forecast off. (There are lots of moving parts that can change your tax liability at any time!)

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Topics: Property tax forecasting

Best Places To Gather Property Tax Information

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 31, 2018 3:30:33 PM

Businesses can easily get bogged down in property tax data. County addresses, deadlines, valuation methods, depreciation tables, tax ratios… there are too many data types to list. And while there are common pieces of information people look for, the options are limited when it comes to places to look. That’s because a good chunk of this data varies by jurisdiction. So instead of having central repositories for “property tax information,” a single county website may be your only option. And even finding that isn’t quite as easy as it seems (we’ll get to that later).

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Topics: Property tax

The Business Personal Property Tax Dictionary: 30 Terms

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Property tax is a complex world where exceptions are the rule. These rules can vary by jurisdiction, and no two places refer to the same thing in the same way! There are in-depth publications and countless county websites that define their own unique property tax terminology, however, we decided to condense all that information into some core concepts that, once you know them, will help you navigate more proficiently through these complexities.

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Topics: Business personal property tax

Business Personal Property Tax: Managing The Life Cycle

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

For companies of all sizes, handling business personal property taxes can be a beast. Tracking hundreds or thousands of tangible assets is challenging enough; on top of that, there are deadlines (often multiple ones!) to manage, returns to prepare, protest decisions to be made, and bills to pay. And when one cycle is complete, it’s time to turn around and start again. 

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Topics: Business personal property tax, Business property tax

Property Tax Software: Your Guide To Switching Providers

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you wish you could change the property tax software you use? If so, I bet I know what usually comes on the heels of that thought: visions of a painful, long system setup and data migration process, hours of retraining on a new system, and finding more workarounds for software that doesn’t quite fit your needs. Basically—a nightmare. 

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Topics: Property tax software

Do You Need Property Tax Consulting Or Software?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 4, 2018 2:57:23 PM

Whether you’re new to property taxes in general or have acquired property in an unfamiliar location, or you have a few too many returns to file for the number of hands available, you’re here because one thing is clear: You need help with your company’s property taxes. The question is, what kind of help do you need—property tax consulting or a software management tool? 

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Topics: Property tax software