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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.

Jan
01

The Supreme Court Speaks; Some Taxpayers Shudder

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Jan
01

Buying Property? Beware Of Inflated Assessments

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Dec
13

Building Value

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Nov
18

Are You Being Taxed for your Reputation?

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Nov
02

Guest Column: Tax Relief for Obsolete Retail Space

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Oct
23

A Taxing Issue

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Oct
17

Contingent Fee Consultants Target Large Property Owners for Tax Increases

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Oct
17

Bay Area Real Estate Recovery Creates Property Tax Appeal Opportunities

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Sep
28

Tax Trap in Dallas

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Sep
28

What Revaluation Means for Chicago

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Sep
23

The Silver Lining of Increased Vacancy

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Aug
27

Warning: Your Assessor Doesn't Understand Tax Credit Properties

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Aug
21

Don't Drown In Excessive Property Taxes

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Aug
03

Minimize Real Estate Transfer Taxes in Low-Income Housing Transactions

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Jul
28

Government Green

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Jul
23

Taxpayers Increasingly Use Appraisal Standards in Tax Appeals

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Jul
17

Fair Market Value Versus Intrinsic Value

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Jun
23

Disparate Treatment under City's Assessment Forgiveness Plan is Ruled Constitutional: Armour v. City of Indianapolis

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Jun
14

Taxpayers Increasingly Use Appraisal Standards in Tax Appeals

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May
31

Devise an Exit Strategy For Older Tech Campuses

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Apr
20

Value Erosion

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Apr
10

Texas' Pro-Business Environment Doesn't Extend To Property Taxes

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Mar
26

New York City's Relentless Reassessments Raise Revenue—and Eyebrows

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Mar
08

Why "Build-to-Suits" Are Over Assessed

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Mar
05

Inaccurate Records Could Inflate Tax Assessments

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American Property Tax Counsel

Recent Published Property Tax Articles

Big Property Tax Savings Are Available

Millions of property tax dollars can be saved by understanding seven issues before buying real estate.

We asked property tax lawyers around the country for tax advice they wish their clients would request before an acquisition to avoid excessive taxation. Their responses, like tax laws, vary by state:

Ask Early. Transaction...

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Use Restrictions Can Actually Lower A Tax Bill

​Savvy commercial owners are employing use restrictions as a means to reduce taxable property values.

Most property managers and owners can easily speak about their property's most productive use, in addition to speculating on a list of potential uses. Not all of them, however, are as keenly aware of their property's...

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Nothing New About The Old ‘Dark Store Theory’

Statutory law continues to require that assessors value only the real estate, not the success or lack thereof, by the owner of the real estate.

Assessors and their minions frequently take the position that an occupied store is more valuable than an unoccupied store, a conclusion commonly referred to as the...

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