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Do I need an appraisal?

Often taxpayers and tax agents go to a value adjustment board property tax hearing without knowing the requirements of overcoming the county tax appraiser’s presumption of correctness. This white paper is the first of a series that will take you behind the judge’s bench to see what communication is required to properly present your case and explains how a property tax valuation can help.

Who can benefit:
Taxpayers Tax agents / advocates Tax attorneys County property appraisers
Independent fee appraisers providing tax appeal appraisals

This article was originally published in Vol 28, Issue 3 (Summer 2012) of the American Society of Appraiser’s M&TS Journal.

Preparing for a Hearing

This article is part two in a series that will take you behind the judge’s bench to see what communication is required in a property tax hearing to present your case, including a properly developed tangible personal property tax valuation and a presentation employing statute-related arguments. The first article gave an overview of the tax appeal process. Now we’ll get into more detail about what’s required to prevail and how to prepare for the hearing.

Who can benefit:
Taxpayers
Tax agents / advocates
Tax attorneys
County property appraisers
Independent fee appraisers providing tax appeal appraisals.

This article was originally published in Vol 28, Issue 4 (Fall 2012) of the American Society of Appraiser’s M&TS Journal.

Considering the Evidence

This article concludes a three-part series explaining the Value Adjustment Board (VAB) process for the property tax hearing, including considerations made by the Special Magistrate hearing these cases. Find out what the Magistrate’s thought process is after the hearing – during the evidence review process – and learn what information is required for a credible tangible personal property tax valuation.

Who can benefit:
Taxpayers
Tax agents / advocates
Tax attorneys
County property appraisers
Independent fee appraisers providing tax appeal appraisals

This article was originally published in Vol 29, Issue 1 (Winter 2013) of the American Society of Appraiser’s M&TS Journal.