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The recent court decision in Larchmont Pancake House v. Bd. of Assessors & c., No. 16, 2019 WL 1440810, (N.Y. Apr. 2, 2019) limited the right to file property tax appeals to owners; or non-owners with a direct obligation to pay the owner’s taxes; or  non-owners who obtain a contractual authorization from the owner to […]

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The District of Columbia has had a consistent property tax rate schedule for years.  Beginning on October 1st, 2018, that schedule is changing for the 2019 fiscal year, which has tax bills due in March 2019 and September 2019.  Commercial properties used to be taxed at a rate of $1.65 per $100 for the first […]

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There has been a “split roll” campaign growing in California to remove some of the Proposition 13 protections from commercial properties as a way to increase revenues.  There have been variations on the proposed changes, but all boil down to trying to tax commercial properties at values greater than the standard Proposition 13 limited values, […]

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The timing and protocol for picking up new construction assessments was recently changed in California. The California State Board of Equalization now advises that for multi-year new construction projects that the base year values be established each January 1st and then a final base year value as of the date of construction completion rather than […]

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