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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.

Oct
08

Overstating the Case

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Sep
01

Texas Legislature Retains Equal and Uniform Property Tax Remedy

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Sep
01

How Assessors Incorrectly Classify Property to Overstate Values

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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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May
21

Texas Extends Lucrative Tax Incentive

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May
05

Property Tax Assessments Spiral Out Of Control In New York

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Apr
30

Fallacious Cap Rates Unfairly Increase Tax Burden

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Apr
30

FIGHTING BACK - Big-Box Owners Contest User-Based Tax Assessments

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Apr
01

LA's Seismic-Retrofitting Plan May Affect Property Taxes

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Mar
24

Georgia Taxpayers Risk Losing Arbitration Rights in Tax Appeals

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Mar
06

Tax Equation: Know When Your Property Tax Assessment Is Excessive

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Jan
16

Reducing Hotel Property Taxes By Properly Valuing Intangible Assets

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Jan
12

Michigan Provides Property Tax Lessons for Big Box Retail

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Jan
09

Finding Relief - Property Tax Appeals for Industrial Assets Yield Rewards

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Dec
16

Recent Cases Affirm Tax-Exempt Status of Intangible Value

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Dec
02

Beware the Income Approach to Property Tax Assessments

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American Property Tax Counsel

Recent Published Property Tax Articles

How Value Transfers Reduce Tax Liability

Investment value is not market value for property tax purposes because the excess value transfers elsewhere, according to attorney Benjamin Blair. But where does the value go?

When a new building enters the market with a headline-grabbing development budget, the local tax assessor is often happy to use the value stated...

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Retail Property Taxes Will Rise

​Unless assessors can recognize the challenges facing shopping centers, taxes will increase dramatically.

As retailers rise and fall in the age of Amazon, property taxes remain one of the retailer's largest operating expenses. That makes it critical to monitor assessments of retail properties and be ready to contest unfairly high taxable...

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Environmental Contamination Reduces Market Value

Protest any tax assessment that doesn't reflect the cost to remediate any existing environmental contamination.

Owners of properties with environmental contamination already carry the financial burden of removal or remediation costs, whether they cure the problem themselves or sell to a buyer who is...

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