Michigan's Menards case offers valuable lessons to help taxpayers get fair property taxation.
While taxpayers typically pay property taxes based upon their property's market value, assessors frequently misapply evidence or even redefine market value to rake in excessive taxes.
The recently resolved Michigan Tax Tribunal case of Menard Inc. vs...Read more
When the early pandemic sent hotel occupancies plummeting and uncertainty soaring, it also created clear opportunities for many hotel operators to reduce property tax bills by appealing their assessments.
Today, however, it can be difficult to know whether appealing an assessment still makes sense. Record selling prices are being reported...Read more
Assessors often need reminding that property owners are entitled to equal, uniform treatment, notes Stephen Grant of Popp Hutcheson PLLC.
Across the country, state constitutions require that property taxes be equally and uniformly assessed. And thank goodness for that.
Without such constitutional guarantees, local taxing authorities would have the unfettered ability to...Read more