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Do You Need Property Tax Appeal Software?

Posted by Lisa English on Oct 1, 2018 8:47:56 AM

Planning to appeal your property taxes? If you’ve done your homework, your efforts will likely save your organization a fair amount of money. You might be wondering, though, if property tax appeal software would be a helpful tool to have at your disposal. Will it help streamline the process? Will it prevent errors? Will it give you a leg up in meeting deadlines?

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Topics: Property tax appeals, Property tax software

Property Tax Software Vendors: Evaluating Your Options

Posted by James Frazier on Sep 27, 2018 12:42:53 PM

Managing the business personal property tax cycle is a herculean task for companies of every size. But mid- to large-size businesses, who may have hundreds of property tax assessments to deal with annually, face exceptional challenges staying on top of information tracking, due dates, filing paperwork, and more. When their workload has outgrown the standard organizational tools—like Excel spreadsheets and online project management tools—most teams know it’s time to make the leap to property tax software.

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Topics: Property tax software

Smart Process Automation: What Is It & How Is It Being Used?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Sep 19, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that the nature of work is changing, which is why a growing number of business leaders like yourself are beginning to assess what their future workforces might look like. Part of that assessment includes identifying which capabilities and tools will be most needed by their teams. In recent years, your research may have identified robotic process automation (RPA) as the answer to future challenges; today, there’s an advanced version of automation that will prove to be even more valuable for organizations: smart process automation, or SPA.

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Topics: Process automation

How Is Commercial Property Appraised?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Sep 17, 2018 9:04:20 AM

Taxes may be a certainty, but when it comes to property tax, the amount of taxes owed is not. That’s because commercial properties can be appraised in different ways, depending on who’s doing the appraising: an assessor or a fee appraiser. It’s important to know the differences in these commercial property appraisal methods so you’re better prepared to advocate for a fair assessment—and the appropriate amount of taxes owed.

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Topics: Commercial property appraisal

Artificial Intelligence In Tax: Building Bots Into Your Process

Posted by Brandon Van Volkenburgh on Sep 11, 2018 3:05:15 PM

There’s no question about it: Artificial intelligence (AI) is reinventing the way tax professionals approach tax season. To better understand the use of artificial intelligence in tax, it’s important to know what tax bots are, how they’re beneficial to tax teams, and why some professionals are still hesitant to adopt automation technology.

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Topics: Artificial intelligence in tax

Is It Worth The Cost To Appeal Your Business Property Tax Assessment?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Sep 6, 2018 2:52:33 PM

After you receive an assessment for your business/commercial property, you may find yourself questioning the amount—but also wondering if it’s worth the cost to appeal the property tax assessment. In many cases, particularly for companies experiencing technological or economic change, the answer is yes. But a property tax appeal doesn’t make sense for every piece of property. While the answer isn’t a simple yes or no, there are a few tips to help you determine whether or not it’s worth the cost to appeal your business property tax assessment.

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Topics: Property tax appeals

What Are Tax Data Analytics?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Aug 15, 2018 9:49:00 AM

In my view, tax practitioners are no different than other industry professionals when it comes to analytics—the more analysis you do surrounding your work, the better you tend to perform. If you’re not measuring it, you’re probably not improving it.

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Topics: Tax analytics

Is Your Property Tax Management Software Holding You Back?

Posted by Brandon Van Volkenburgh on Aug 9, 2018 8:00:00 AM

If you’re still using the property tax management software you bought 15+ years ago, you might be thinking, it still works, so why switch?

If that’s the case for you, I’m glad you stopped by. Whatever tool you’re currently using almost certainly improved your team’s productivity 15 years ago, but it would probably fall short by today’s standards. Why? Because it uses outdated technology that keeps your property tax team working the same way it did one or two decades ago. Even though the software is still functional, it lacks the sophisticated tech advancements used in more modern tools—those that can actually give your team a competitive edge. Think about it this way: If you were sizing up a new software today, would the fact that it’s operational be enough to sell you on it? I’m guessing the answer would be no.

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Topics: Property tax management

Maryland Business Personal Property Tax: A Guide

Posted by Lisa English on Aug 7, 2018 5:00:16 PM

When it comes to Maryland business personal property tax, consistency is key. Unlike other states, which have multiple local jurisdictions handling personal property administration matters, the assessment of all personal property in the Old Line State lies within the purview of a single state agency: the Department of Assessments & Taxation (SDAT). The reasoning behind this strategy? To “foster the uniform and consistent administration” of business personal property tax, which includes everything from furniture and office equipment to machinery, tools, and any other property not classified as real property.

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Topics: Maryland business personal property tax

Never Miss A Tax Payment Again With A CrowdReason + Anybill Integration

Posted by James Frazier on Jul 25, 2018 2:42:14 PM

If there was an easy way to ensure you never missed a single property tax bill payment again, would you take advantage of it?

The good news is, there is a way! We’re happy to announce that CrowdReason, developer of next-generation property tax management software, and Anybill, a leading provider of tax payment services, now work seamlessly together to guarantee your tax bills are paid accurately and on time, every time.

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Topics: Integrations