QHow do I file an appeal on my property tax assessment value notice?
Topic: Assessment Management
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 by Advantax
A Filing a property tax appeal (sometimes called a protest) varies by each state and jurisdiction. The most reliable way to file an appeal is to follow the directions given on the notice you are appealing, looking at the jurisdiction's website, or by calling the jurisdiction. There may be different deadlines for real property and personal property, as well as different deadlines for different jurisdictions within the same state. An appeal form usually needs to be filled out and submitted by the deadline in order for your appeal to be heard. This form typically requires a parcel number, an account number, business or owner name, location, current value as assessed by the jurisdiction and in some cases - your evidence for a reduction in value. Please make sure to confirm all required information prior to your appeal submission.
QI received my property tax assessment notice and it has a higher value than what I reported. What can I do to fix this?
Topics: Assessment Management, Compliance
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 by Advantax
A Property tax assessment notices can vary from what you reported for numerous reasons. For example, jurisdictions may not take out disposals, their depreciation table could be different than the one you used, the assessor may have conducted an inspection to identify additional assets, or there could be an error on the filing. In any scenario, it's best to identify the reason for the difference. If you don't see an error in your filling, you should contact the assessor and work through the various issues. If this does not resolve the issue, you may have to file a protest or appeal.
QI received a property tax bill for a location where I did not file a return. What should I do?
Topics: Assessment Management, Payments
Tuesday, 04 December 2012 by Advantax
A If you do get a property tax bill that you are unsure of, the first step would be to verify that you own the assets at the given location. There could be a multitude of reasons why you received the property tax bill. One likely scenario is that the bill could be for equipment you own but have leased or contracted to another party. For example, during a walk-through of a facility, an assessor may have pointed out the equipment and learned that your company owned it, so he sent a tax bill to you based on the value.