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7 Methods (& 7 Tools) For Commercial Property Valuation Appeals

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 5, 2021 7:00:00 AM

You’ve just received an assessment notice for one of your commercial properties—now what? If the amount seems too high, hopefully you or another member of your property tax team will check the accuracy of the valuation by using one or more commercial property valuation methods, and then appeal if need be.

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Topics: Property tax appeals

The Past, Present, & Future Of Tax Automation

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Dec 9, 2020 3:30:00 PM

Cost reductions, efficiency gains, greater accuracy… these value propositions and more have long been drivers of change within organizations. From its earliest stages, automation has promised to deliver these benefits in spades. The idea of reducing human labor while at the same time transforming a business process for the better is why business leaders were attracted to automation from the start—and why many continue to view it as essential to organizational growth. 

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Topics: Tax automation

Property Tax Management: Who Does What With People, Robots, & Software

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Nov 23, 2020 10:00:00 AM

Looking for ways to make your property tax management process more efficient? Given the magnitude and complexity of the various aspects of property tax—and the fact that corporate tax teams are increasingly being asked to do more with fewer resources—it’s no wonder.

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Topics: Robotic process automation

3 Intangible Asset Valuations Methods For Appeals

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Nov 12, 2020 6:16:38 PM

Whether or not your company operates in one of the few states that tax intangible assets—those with no physical form but do have value—understanding intangible asset valuation is essential. Why? Because it’s part and parcel of ensuring a fair assessment for both real estate and personal property.

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Topics: Asset valuation

Property Tax Comparison By State For Cross-State Businesses

Posted by Lisa English on Nov 2, 2020 8:00:00 AM

If you’re operating your business in multiple states—or are contemplating putting down roots in another state—tax policies and obligations are probably already top of mind.

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Topics: Property tax

Property Tax Appeals: When, How, & Why To Submit (Plus A Sample Letter)

Posted by Lisa English on Oct 20, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Taxes are still one of the certainties in life (it’s nice to know some things haven’t changed since the 18th century), but the same can’t be said for the amount of taxes paid. Thanks to the property tax appeal process, valuation amounts are never set in stone—as long as you take full advantage of your right to challenge an unfair assessment.

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Topics: Property tax appeals

Corporate Tax Solutions To Boost Your Property Tax Team

Posted by Giselle Kretzschmer on Sep 21, 2020 8:35:55 AM

Like all other areas of tax, corporate property tax teams have been facing a sea of new challenges in recent years. Not only is the amount of data they have to work with increasing at a rapid pace, but expectations for tax teams are shifting, as well. One recent study indicates that, while compliance is a necessity (and remains a top priority for 27% of companies), it’s no longer the sole priority for most organizations. Other top concerns include:

  • Tax planning—22%
  • Providing proactive support for the organization’s wider business and capital agenda—21%
  • Managing the cost of the tax function—16%
  • Positioning the tax team to provide insights—13%
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Topics: Property tax software

Do You Need Property Tax Consulting Or Software?

Posted by Alfonso Porras on Sep 2, 2020 7:00:00 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

The Future Of Tax: Man + Machine

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Aug 13, 2020 9:49:19 AM

These days there’s much talk about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. Will robots take over our jobs, or won’t they? What can we expect when these technologies ramp up? AI and machine learning technology will have a profound impact on the workplace. In many ways, they are simply advancements in a long line of improvements helping people do their jobs better. Computers changed the way people worked; the internet changed the way people accessed information, yet a succession of new computer applications will need mastering before they are useful—and this can take time.

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Topics: Artificial intelligence in tax

Take Control Of Your Unsecured Property Taxes With Technology

Posted by Eleshia Matheny on Aug 12, 2020 9:30:00 AM

If you’re wondering about the difference between secured vs. unsecured property taxes, I’d wager a guess you live in California. Why? Because it’s the only state in the union that uses this terminology in reference to this common ad valorem tax. Everywhere else, “secured property tax” is simply called real estate tax (real estate is attached to or secured by land); and “unsecured property tax” is called personal property tax (movable property not permanently affixed to a particular location).

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Topics: Property tax technology, Unsecured property tax