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Commercial Property Valuation For Property Tax: When To Bring In The Experts

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Aug 6, 2019 10:59:11 AM

You’re probably aware of the availability of experts who offer commercial property valuation services, but you may not know when or if you need them (or what exactly they bring to the table). This article covers the most common reasons why companies enlist a valuation expert for property taxes, and how to know if you should consider hiring one.

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Topics: Valuation

How Property Tax Software Is Disrupting The Industry

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Aug 1, 2019 4:37:08 PM

Often, transformation requires disruption. It’s our belief here at CrowdReason that the property tax industry is ripe for transformation, perfectly poised to benefit from disruptive influences such as artificial intelligence. And our advanced property tax software, MetaTaskerPT and TotalPropertyTax (TPT), are leading the charge.

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Topics: Property tax software

How Shrinking Property Tax Teams Are Managing Workload

Posted by Carl Hoemke on May 29, 2019 4:27:58 PM

Almost all companies have been subject to downsizing at one point or another. Even during periods of strong economic growth, sometimes the individual needs of companies in the short-term makes intermittent layoffs unavoidable. Following any downsizing activity, the question then becomes: How does a smaller group of people handle the same workload as before?

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Topics: Property tax software

The Past, Present, & Future Of Tax Automation

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Mar 21, 2019 8:00:00 AM

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 In The Telecommunications Industry

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Mar 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM

The telecom industry has some unique aspects of assessment that don’t apply to other industries. In this post we’ll cover the issues associated with telecommunications tax assessments so you can ensure accurate valuation.

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Topics: Asset valuation, Business personal property tax returns

Gain An Advantage With Business Personal Property Tax Software

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Mar 4, 2019 3:58:54 PM

How would you characterize your tax team’s approach to business personal property tax—are you managing it (on top of deadlines and working on appeals) or just managing to get by (filing returns down to the wire and no time for appeals)?

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Topics: Property tax software

Is Your Tax Team Employing Predictive Analytics To Get Ahead?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 31, 2019 3:06:42 PM

The course of a tax year offers numerous opportunities for property tax practitioners to hone their precognitive skills. The ability to read and interpret available data for signs of what’s upcoming in the tax cycle—and then to determine if action should be taken—is key to carrying out the job successfully.

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Topics: Data analytics

16 Best Conferences For Property Tax Professionals

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 24, 2019 5:26:00 PM

Like every industry, property tax has its share of conferences. Whatever you’d like to know more about, whether it’s real estate, personal property, business valuation, compliance, depreciation, tax technology, or anything else, there’s probably a conference that covers it. You’ll also find conferences that specialize in certain industries (like the Broadband Tax Institute’s annual conference for internet and cable companies) and ones that focus on taxation in certain regions (like the Texas Association of Assessing Officers conference). There’s no shortage of learning opportunities for those looking to expand their knowledge and skills.

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Topics: Property tax

What’s An Acceptable Level Of Penalties For An In-House Property Tax Team?

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 21, 2019 9:53:00 AM

I think it’s safe to say that all property tax teams strive to avoid penalties. But they happen. Teams working for companies with a large number of properties sometimes don’t have enough staff to keep up with deadlines or they have new, untrained staff members. Other times a failure in the process leads to a missed deadline, and extra expenses are incurred. But just because penalties happen doesn’t mean they’re acceptable—or that you should stop searching for ways to avoid them.

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Topics: Property tax penalties

3 Trends In Tax You'll See In 2019

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Jan 9, 2019 2:29:33 PM

The start of a new year is a popular time for predictions—what developments do experts and visionaries see around the bend?

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Topics: Tax technology