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|Energy and fresh ideas at Leadership Days
Many of IAAO’s committees met in Kansas City Feb. 5-6 for Leadership
Days and a number of exciting developments are taking place as a result.
IAAO’s amazing volunteers are working on everything from creating a new
website and updating textbooks to establishing online courses and
forging international partnerships. U40 Leadership Lab got involved in
the committee process as well and will be promoting initiatives for
members ages 40 and under. Watch Fair & Equitable and IAAO’s
social media for updates on the fantastic things being done to better
the association. Thank you to all of the committee volunteers for the
tremendous work being done!
IAAO’s Legal Committee is accepting presentation submissions for the
Legal Seminar, an event which covers substantive and procedural
developments in law that affect property assessment. Desired topics
include case law updates, unique valuation problems, national trends and
issues in valuation, public policy and ethics. The deadline to submit a
200-word abstract is March 31, 2016.
is excited to announce the first research grant awarded by the Friends
of the Paul V. Corusy Memorial Library Trust Fund! IAAO members Michael
Brady and Richard Sanderson are studying approaches to resolving
disputed tax assessments online and they need your involvement. They are
currently collecting information from assessors, vendors and others who
might be able to contribute data and participate in surveys.
Join IAAO for the Preparation and Trial of the Property Tax Appeal
Seminar June 2-3, 2016, in North Carolina! This two-day training for
attorneys, assessors and appraisal personnel will include a mock trial
with a hotel as the subject property. Sessions will cover the use of
technology at trial, analyzing appraisal reports, rebuttal witnesses and
more. Learn from experts, participate in deliberations and hear panel
discussions from various viewpoints.
The Baltimore Sun
the state deadline to file appeals of property assessments looms,
officials are preparing for a flood of petitions — particularly in
Baltimore, where property owners routinely appeal their tax assessments
at rates double or triple the statewide average.
Baltimore property owners filed about 6,000 appeals of new assessments
in the fiscal year that ended last June — about one in 12 new notices
sent in the city, according to estimates by the state Department of
Assessments and Taxation. The city's appeal rate routinely is well above
the roughly 3 percent state average in recent years.
Residents and businesses located in the city of New York may soon see
an end to their rapidly rising property tax rates, thanks to a bill that
recently passed the New York State Senate.
The bill, which passed out of the state senate in late January, would
create a property tax cap for New York City businesses and residents,
matching a similar cap that was put in place in 2011 for areas outside
Pittsburgh City Paper
Pittsburgh City Council gave preliminary approval to a measure that
would change the city's property-assessment appeals process. The goal of
the measure, according to its sponsor, District 8 Councilor Daniel
Gilman, is to ensure that residents are being taxed more fairly.
AAS Case Study Review Workshops will be held 2016.
2 1/2-day workshops provide a review of materials and an understanding
of the composition of a case study examination to help prepare for the
AAS Case Study Examination. The focus will be on the most prevalent
items to study but will not be all-inclusive of what may actually be on
the IAAO examination. Check our website for the places and dates of the workshops
assessment rolls in Michigan counties and townships are paper
behemoths, but a bill currently in the state senate proposes to change
Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, testified before the Senate Committee on
Local Government. She was joined by Donna VanderVries who is currently
equalization director for both Muskegon and Newago counties.
Sanborn Oblique Imagery Solution delivers workflow efficiencies for
property appraisal and tax calculations. From multiple aerial imagery
views, our easy-to-use solution allows assessors to measure and analyze
all sides of structures and ground features. Visit our website
or stop by Booth 30 at the GIS/CAMA Tech Conference for more information.
Intelligent Images are captured by a fleet of 73 planes outfitted with
USGS-certified camera systems flying year-round. Image processing is
completed using patented technologies that deliver amazing clarity and
detail for a precise view of every feature. Because every pixel in the
image is georeferenced the images become actionable, allowing for
measurements and data extraction. Web-based access and tools make it
easy to view and analyze the images and information.
Scottsbluff Star Herald
It was a packed room at the Capitol, where agriculture authorities,
mayors and the governor all gathered to testify on a bill that would
change the state tax code affecting to Nebraska's farmers.
Legislative Bill 958, proposed by Sen. Mike Gloor of Grand Island, would
limit the average increase on agricultural land valuations to 3 percent
and institute limits on levies and emergency funds available to
Properties Ltd. balked at the property assessment for its grocery
warehouse and distribution center in Mount Pearl several years ago,
challenging it. The company claimed the property on Clyde Avenue should
have been valued by the Municipal Assessment Agency at roughly $3.7
million, instead of the $5,454,500 it was set at for the 2013 tax year
(it was $2,097,200 in land value plus $3,357,300 in building value).
uncertainties in growth rates, taxes and costs are often the key
considerations for foreign property buyers. Through the first ever
Global Tax Report produced by Knight Frank and Ernst & Young,
foreign buyers can now visualise the buying, holding and selling costs
in key global residential markets better.
Knight Frank Asia Pacific Head of Research, Nicholas Holt highlights
that investors should err on the side of caution, and take into
considerations the market, currency, management and liquidity costs, and
risks, including the tax implications over the lifetime of their
of value capture which are currently under consideration in Australia
have been called into question, with a leader in the property sector
warning that there are flaws within the value capture mechanism proposed
for a light rail project in Sydney.
a property’s value depend on who owns it? For so-called “celebrity
homes,” the answer is not always clear.
Consider the case of the late Katharine Hepburn. There has been much ado
about her Fenwick, Connecticut 3.5-acre estate and 8,300 square foot
home ever since she passed in July 2003.
By Hank Boyer
Something Tom Hopkins, dubbed "The Greatest Salesperson in America,"
once said to me has stuck for decades: "If I say it, they'll doubt me.
But if they say it, it must be true." What he said applies to sales,
education, coaching, parenting — just about every facet of life where
knowledge transfer is the objective. Those charged with educating
students and adult workers know this all too well when facing a group of
skeptics who each bring a set of filters to class.
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