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3 Corporate Tax Planning Tips For Property Tax Teams

Posted by Lisa English on Jun 17, 2021 9:11:13 AM

For organizations of all sizes, it seems there’s never enough time or manpower available for corporate tax planning. But the larger your organization, the more planning is required, especially when it comes to property taxes.

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Topics: Business property tax

Maryland Business Personal Property Tax: A Guide

Posted by Lisa English on May 20, 2021 10:09:05 AM

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

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

A Guide To Georgia Business Personal Property Taxes

Posted by Lisa English on Apr 28, 2020 10:55:08 AM

Consistently ranking high among the 50 states for its business-friendly environment, Georgia is home to many successful Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized corporations, and small businesses alike. If your organization is considering setting up shop in the Peach State, here’s what you need to know about Georgia business personal property tax, which the Georgia Department of Revenue refers to as “tangible personal property.”

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Topics: Business personal property tax

Florida Business Personal Property Tax: A Guide

Posted by Lisa English on Feb 3, 2020 8:37:39 AM

Do you do business in the Sunshine State? If so, you’ll need to get familiar with its policies regarding property tax. This article highlights some important information about Florida business personal property tax and property tax. For even more details, check out the Florida Department of Revenue’s Property Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

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Topics: Business personal property tax

10 Essential To-Do’s For Property Tax Compliance

Posted by Lisa English on Jan 27, 2020 9:37:13 AM

Business personal property tax is no simple matter—certainly not one that can be covered by a single blog post. There’s always more to learn and do in order to improve your compliance processes and make sure you’re paying the right amount. (Check out our blog for a ton of information on those topics.) But at a foundational level, personal property tax compliance hinges on a few important basics. Get these pieces right and you can feel confident you’re fulfilling the requirements correctly.

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Topics: Property tax, Property tax compliance

Property Tax Done Right: Solutions For Tax Compliance & Fair Payment

Posted by Lisa English on Nov 13, 2019 9:54:06 AM

No matter what kind of business you are or where you’re located, property taxes cannot be ignored. Tax compliance—not only following the rules of filing but actually paying the taxes themselves—isn’t something to take lightly; the consequences of noncompliance could be devastating for any company.

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Topics: Tax compliance

4 Steps To Cleaning Your Data For A New Property Tax Management System

Posted by Lisa English on Aug 28, 2019 1:37:34 PM

Whether you’re considering transitioning to new property tax management software or you’re a first-time user, the road to implementing a new property tax tool can be a long one. No matter what software you end up transitioning to, though, one thing is certain: You’ll only get the full benefit of the software if the data you put into it is clean and accurate.

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Topics: Property tax

3 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Homegrown Property Tax Software

Posted by Lisa English on Jul 25, 2019 9:41:11 AM

Is your tax team currently using a homegrown tool to manage your company’s property taxes? You may be in that position for any number of reasons—you’re a small-enough company that your solution seems sufficient for the job; you expect you’ll have to pay more for vendor software than you do for your annual tax liability; or maybe you’ve simply been doing things the same way for so long that you haven’t investigated your options lately.

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Topics: Property tax software