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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.

Aug
03

Property Owners Celebrate Fair Taxation Ruling by Pennsylvania Supreme Court

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Jul
10

Tax Rules Clarified For Section 42 Housing

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Jul
07

Lifting the Veil on Chicago and Cook County Real Estate Taxes

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Jul
01

Are You Leaving Property Tax Savings On The Table

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Jun
20

Taxation of New York City Real Property

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Jun
10

Presentation at Appraisal Institute and Appraisal Institute of Canada Annual Conference

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May
31

Tax Exemptions Draw Scrutiny

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May
30

Utah Tax Sales Require Due Process

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May
25

Property Tax Tip: Beware of Misleading Comp Sales

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May
01

Invalid "Dark Box" Property Tax Claims Misinform Indiana and Michigan Legislatures

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Apr
26

Add Value Through Correct Valuation

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Apr
17

Solid Base: Proper Lease Structures Can Reduce Property Taxes

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Mar
20

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Takes Up Issue of Reverse Property Tax Appeals Across State

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Feb
01

Putting A Stop To The 'Hidden Property Tax'

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Dec
16

Replacement Reserves Can Significantly Reduce Property Tax Bills

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Dec
15

Market-Value Tax Assessments Under Attack

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Dec
07

Superstorm Sandy's Impact On Property Taxes

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Dec
05

In Tax Law, There Are No Insignificant Cases

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Nov
09

Why Timeshares Shouldn't Be Taxed Like Condominiums

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Nov
01

Tax Trauma - How Higher Assessments Can Cause Lower Net Rents

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Oct
20

Purchase Price Isn't Property Tax Value

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Oct
18

Why Taxing Authorities are Suing Taxpayers

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Oct
10

Recovery Complicates Retail Property Tax

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Oct
10

Beware of RevPAR in Property Tax Valuations

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Oct
05

Sounding the Alarm on Code Compliance Costs

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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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