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Updated september 2018

Active Owner Participation Enhances Property Tax Reductions

Property taxes are not a fixed expense.  Many owners employ property tax lawyers and consultants to handle their property taxes. However, owner participation should not end there. Active management with attention to property taxes can achieve significant savings.

Experience has proven that a team of owners, property tax lawyers and consultants and in some instances appraisers is the most effective approach. Owners, asset managers, tax managers, and controllers are of course the most knowledgeable about their properties and their businesses. Their active participation and sharing of knowledge is beneficial. They can provide information concerning the individual characteristics of the property. They can also provide a real world perspective to the market for sales/purchases and for the leasing process.

In addition, owners should consider the effect of normal business practices on property taxes including: appraisals performed for nonproperty tax purposes, purchase price allocations, how reserves are treated, accounting techniques used for IRS purposes, tenant improvements and leasing commissions, etc.

Active management will enhance tax savings.

Greg Hart
Popp Hutcheson, PLLC
American Property Tax Counsel (APTC)

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