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How To Allocate Distributed Business Personal Property Assets The Right Way

Posted by Carl Hoemke on Nov 26, 2018 1:45:08 PM

Cable companies, railroad companies, natural gas and oil companies—these are some of the types of organizations whose primary assets tend to cross county or jurisdictional borders. Because taxes are assessed on property located in specific jurisdictions, that creates a challenge when it comes to business personal property tax filings: How do you properly distribute the value of those assets over the various jurisdictions in which they’re located? This article examines the most efficient method for doing that, as well as how to choose the right allocation metrics to ensure the fairest possible distribution of value.

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Topics: Business personal property tax

Business Property Tax In California: What You Need To Know

Posted by James Frazier on Mar 9, 2018 8:20:09 AM

Business property tax in California has continued to increase in recent years. In fact, in 2016, California had the largest dollar increase in the U.S. in business property tax revenue—$1.8 billion more than the year before. (It remains to be seen what impact this proposed state constitutional amendment would have on the commercial property tax rate in California should it be passed.)

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Topics: Business personal property tax

The Business Personal Property Tax Dictionary: 30 Terms

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Property tax is a complex world where exceptions are the rule. These rules can vary by jurisdiction, and no two places refer to the same thing in the same way! There are in-depth publications and countless county websites that define their own unique property tax terminology, however, we decided to condense all that information into some core concepts that, once you know them, will help you navigate more proficiently through these complexities.

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Topics: Business personal property tax

Business Personal Property Tax: Managing The Life Cycle

Posted by James Frazier on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

For companies of all sizes, handling business personal property taxes can be a beast. Tracking hundreds or thousands of tangible assets is challenging enough; on top of that, there are deadlines (often multiple ones!) to manage, returns to prepare, protest decisions to be made, and bills to pay. And when one cycle is complete, it’s time to turn around and start again. 

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Topics: Business personal property tax, Business property tax