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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

    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

    Property Tax Advisory: Strategies For Better Consulting

    Posted by Carl Hoemke on May 19, 2020 8:00:00 AM

    No matter what you were hired specifically to do, as a property tax consultant, your ultimate goal is always the same as that of your clients: to ensure they pay only their fair share of taxes. But some property tax consulting firms deliver more value than others, not because of the type of work they do (advisory, valuation, or compliance) but because they approach the consulting process more strategically, which often translates into better (and more) work.

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    Topics: Property tax advisory

    Business Continuity For Property Tax: 5 Things To Consider (& How We Can Help)

    Posted by Carl Hoemke on Mar 23, 2020 9:56:22 AM

    As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout the U.S. and around the world, we’ve heard from numerous clients concerned about whether the disruption will adversely affect our property tax software and data extraction service, and by extension, their tax practices. The foundation of our business has always been about giving you, our customers, the digital tools you need to thrive in any situation. Today, that mission has become more important than ever, as so many tax teams need support in continuing to work effectively away from the office, on their own terms.

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    Topics: Property tax software

    The Compelling Case For Digital Tax Transformation (& How To Get Started)

    Posted by Carl Hoemke on Feb 7, 2020 12:28:55 PM

    If you haven’t yet read about it on our blog, you’ve surely heard it elsewhere: Enterprises around the world are heavily investing in digital transformation tools and services. And it’s pretty clear their efforts are paying off—research shows that companies committed to digitizing (converting information and processes to digital) are growing faster and have higher net profits after two to three years compared to those who didn’t make a similar investment. No wonder nearly eight in 10 companies in the U.S. are currently in the process of a digital transformation.

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    Topics: Tax technology, Tax automation, Digital transformation

    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