If you’ve worked with property taxes for any length of time, you know audits are an unfortunate reality. Just when you were sure you had everything just right—all your assets tied to the right locations, placed in the right asset classifications, and depreciated appropriately—an auditor points out various errors and wrong decisions, and calls out your unorganized recordkeeping.
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.
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.