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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

A Sample Property Tax Appeal Letter & Tips For Successful Filing

Posted by Lisa English on Jun 20, 2019 2:23:00 PM

 

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

Alabama Business Personal Property Tax: A Breakdown

Posted by Lisa English on Jun 17, 2019 3:26:08 PM

Our clients who file Alabama business personal property tax returns have different perspectives on the state’s timing: Some see it as having an early return due date; others see it as having a late return due date. That’s because Alabama has an unusual tax year compared to other states. Learn more about that—and a few other highlights of Alabama’s property tax practices and policies—below.

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Topics: Alabama business personal property tax

TotalPropertyTax Software: 3 Ways It Makes Your Job Easier

Posted by Lisa English on May 28, 2019 5:01:00 PM

“Simplified workflows”

“Fewer clicks”

“Intuitive design”

These are all terms that have been used to describe TotalPropertyTax (TPT), the most advanced property tax software in the industry. But what, exactly, do those terms mean as applied to daily use, and how do they impact the user experience?

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Topics: Property tax

Property Tax Comparison By State For Cross-State Businesses

Posted by Lisa English on May 15, 2019 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

Making The Case For Property Tax Software

Posted by Lisa English on Mar 27, 2019 2:28:04 PM

Are you researching property tax software options in an effort to switch from your current solution? Or maybe you’re trying to build a case to convince higher-ups (or other members of your team) to get on board with a new implementation. Either way, you’re in the right place.

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Topics: Property tax software

6 Property Tax Return Form Changes In 2019

Posted by Lisa English on Feb 28, 2019 2:45:21 PM

With many property tax return form deadlines upon us (most are between late February and mid-May), it’s a busy time of year for tax professionals. It may be part of your process to compare this year’s business personal property forms with last year’s, in which case it’s good to know when a form has changed. Most forms don’t change from one year to the next, and even when they do, the changes rarely impact the way you’ll prepare or file. But having a heads-up about the differences can help speed up the process—and sometimes even prevent mistakes.

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Topics: Business personal property tax returns

Managing Your New York Business Property Tax

Posted by Lisa English on Jan 23, 2019 10:42:00 AM

New York businesses have an uphill climb when it comes to property tax, and corporate tax rates in general—it is ranked 49 out of 50 (just above New Jersey) on the Tax Foundation’s state-by-state comparison with regard to business tax climate. And over the last decade, property taxes in New York City have risen at a rate three times faster than income growth. (The recently created New York City Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform is likely to recommend tax reforms in the coming year.) In recent years, the state has been making strides toward improving its tax system by enacting things like a two percent property tax cap and real property tax relief credits. Still, the tax climate may be a reason why some companies have chosen to leave the state (though that perspective is debatable).

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Topics: New York property tax