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.
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.
Topics: Business property tax
Tax research is a very important part of a property tax professional’s agenda. Knowing which tools to use will improve your process, and staying up to date with the industry’s new tools is beneficial. However, some resources are better than others. The more research you do, the better you’ll get at determining which ones work for you and your specific cases—this is key to streamlining your practice and enhancing your work product.
If you’ve been reading our blog, you already know that the business personal property tax cycle is filled with complexities, whether you’re a business with one location or several. If you have 500 or more locations, keeping up with paperwork, information tracking, and due dates can be downright labyrinthine—never mind having enough time to put a case together for appeals (unless you’re taking advantage of all the tools at your disposal, which we’ll get into later).