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Our members actively educate themselves and others in the areas of property taxation and valuation. Many of APTC attorneys get published in the most prestigious publications nationwide, get interviewed as matter experts and participate in panel discussions with other real estate experts. The Article section is a compilation of all their work.
Jul
29

A (Tax) Tale of Two Campuses

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Jul
23

Commercial Use Can Trigger Tax on Tax-Exempt Property

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Jul
22

Use Vigilance To Lower Tax Assessments

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Jul
13

The Logical and Proper Determination of The True Cash Value of Big Box Stores

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Jul
08

Custom-Built Carrots: Attracting Growth Firms Calls for Smart Incentives

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Jun
30

Retail Property Tax Valuation Debate Heats Up in Hoosier State

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Jun
30

Weigh Anchor Inducements To Sink Property Tax Bills

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Jun
26

Big-Box Retail Offers Property Tax Lessons for Industrial Owners

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May
30

A Valuable Lesson

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May
29

What's The Basis For Your Assessment?

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Recent Published Property Tax Articles

Beware of Double Taxation on Personal Property

​ While Texas solved the problem, your state may not have addressed the issue.

Many states tax business personal property, a classification that includes furniture, fixtures, equipment, machinery and, in some states, inventory. Whatever the jurisdiction, the values of business personal property and real estate can easily be conflated in ad...

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Runaway Property Taxes in New Jersey

Tax courts don't always recognize market value in setting property tax assessments.

Most real estate is taxed ad valorem, or according to the value. The theory is that each person is taxed on the value of the real property they own.

The New Jersey Constitution (Article VIII, Section 1, paragraph 1) stipulates...

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Texas Hotel Owners: Proceed with Caution

Confusion Regarding Tax Code's Rendition Requirements Creates Penalty Trap

A provision in the Texas Property Tax Code requires hotel assessments based on an income analysis to include personal property. However, misunderstanding associated rendition requirements can cause unexpected penalties for hotel owners.

In Texas, both real and personal property are taxed at 100...

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