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Washington State has adopted changes in the funding of public education. Taking effect in 2018, the state property tax for common schools will be increased to $2.70 per $1,000 of assessed value, which is an increase from approximately $1.90/$1,000. Taking effect in 2019, the school district levy lid will be based on the lesser of […]

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Following the damage incurred by Hurricane Irma in parts of Florida, property owners should be aware of their rights regarding their real estate assessments. Florida assessments are based on January 1st status date, so the 2017 assessments that came out on the August 2017 TRIM notices, with the taxes due between November 2017 and March […]

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The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that while a recent arms length sale price is the best evidence of a property’s value, it no longer conclusively determines value of a property for real property tax assessment purposes. The court also observed Ohio law now requires valuing the fee simple estate of a property, as if unencumbered. […]

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