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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

Business Personal Property Tax In SC: What To Know

Posted by Eleshia Matheny on May 3, 2019 8:56:09 AM

According to the Tax Foundation, South Carolina ranks roughly in the middle of the pack when it comes to property taxes in the U.S. Both real property and business personal property are taxable here, though there is no tax on intangibles.

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Topics: SC business personal property tax

New Jersey Business Personal Property Tax: A Guide

Posted by Eleshia Matheny on Apr 18, 2019 8:34:43 AM

Searching for information about New Jersey’s business personal property tax? You can stop looking: The state has no business personal property tax to speak of. At least, that’s the case for the majority of New Jersey companies. Keep reading to find out if one of two exceptions might apply to you, and for some general information about New Jersey real property tax as well.

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Topics: New Jersey business personal 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

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

The Impact Of Accurate Data On Property Tax Management

Posted by Brandon Van Volkenburgh on Mar 13, 2019 2:53:16 PM

We do many sales presentations for our property tax management software. During every single one we emphasize the idea of data accuracy. And even though most of our audience agrees that data accuracy is important, there’s rarely the sense of urgency surrounding it that there should be.

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Topics: Property tax data

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

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

How To Manage Your Property Tax Calendar With CrowdReason

Posted by Eleshia Matheny on Feb 19, 2019 2:26:59 PM

Property tax teams deal with numerous challenges throughout the course of a year, not the least of which is managing deadlines. Every season of the tax cycle has critical due dates and there’s virtually nothing straightforward about them. (Does the return due date apply to the postmark date or the date received? What if 30 days after the assessment falls on a weekend? When are installment due dates and extensions?) For tax teams working with more than a few properties in various locations, the property tax calendar can become so complex that it’s no longer plausible to keep track of it all on spreadsheets.

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Topics: Property tax software