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Property Tax Resources

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.

Apr
09

A Tax Recipe for Failure in District of Columbia

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Mar
08

Cap Rates And Property Taxes

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Mar
07

Canada: 10 provinces, 10 Tax Regimes

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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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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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