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2019

June 12 - Now That's A Good Story
May 20 - Draft paper urges adopting consistent definition of "fee simple"
May 14 - Are you interested in serving on the IAAO Board of Directors?
May 13 - Registration closing for Emerging Leadership Summit in DC
May 1 - May & June IAAO Webinars
April 15 - Legal seminar Call for Papers deadline extended to April 26
April 10 - IAAO Launches New RFP Portal
April 10 - April Webinar - Measuring Marijuana: Auditing Medical Marijuana Facilities
March 13 -March Webinar - Successfully Prepare, Defend and Manage Large Appeals
February 28 - IRS Early Bird Registration Deadline Approaching
February 26 - Membership Madness!
February 11 - February Webinar - Mineral Rights & Mining Property
February 4 - International Research Symposium Registration Open
January 31 - Registration open for Emerging Leadership Summit in DC
January 23 - Presentations Now Being Accepted for 2019 Conference
January 22 - IAAO’s Assessment Books Now Available on Amazon
January 8 - Register for GIS/CAMA Conference Feb. 25-28 in Portland

IAAO In The News

2019

May 24 - New assessment finds assessor’s office understaffed and low-tech - Chicago Sun Times
May 24 - Cook County Audit Calls Out Old Tech, Workforce Shortages - Government Technology
May 24 - From green screen computers to staff shortages, a new audit says Cook County's property tax system needs more resources - Chicago Tribune
May 23 - Audit Recommends Ways To Overhaul Cook County Property Tax System - WBEZ
February 7  - How Big-Box Stores Bilk Local Governments - Slate Magazine
January 22 - Understanding the Values Behind Commercial Property Assessments - BCB Business
January 6 - As Big Retailers Seek to Cut Their Tax Bills, Towns Bear the Brunt - New York Times
January 3 - How Fritz Kaegi Plans to Transform the Cook County Assessor’s Office - WTTW Chicago (PBS)

2018

December 28 - New Cook County assessor promises more efficient, less contentious office - Cook County Record
December 19 - Industry leader stepping in as assessor: Whipple is newcomer to county, but not to profession - The Republic
December 12 - Philly home values are rising. Will taxes keep rising with them? - Philadelphia Inquirer
November 9 - How the “dark stores” loophole helps big-box retailers evade millions in property taxes - The New Food Economy
May 14 - Is a tax reckoning coming for Chicago commercial property owners? - The Real Deal
April 17 - Nashville property tax shortfall: Large commercial owners took home 80% of reductions - The Tennessean
April 5 - Big-box stores' property taxes should be calculated fairly - Kansas City Star
March 25 - Questions raised over Nassau County assessment fix - Newsday
March 22 - Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios’ Defeat Opens the Door to Reform - ProPublica Illinois
March 16 - Flawed Assessments Caused $2 Billion Shift in Property Taxes, Study Finds - ProPublica Illinois
February 23 - That trophy tower isn't worth what you think it is. Or so says the assessor - Crain's Chicago Business
February 1 - As March primary nears, study on Cook County property tax system still under wraps - Chicago Tribune
February 15 - Cook County's Residential Property Tax Assessments Deeply Unfair, Independent Study Confirms  - Chicago Tribune/Probupblica

2017

December 14 - Are you one of more than 200,000 people paying too much in property taxes? - Philadelphia Enquirer
December 7 - Commercial Breakdown - Chicago Tribune, Propublica
December 6 - Former WeHo Councilmember Jeff Prang Recognized for Accomplishments as County Assessor - WeHoVille.com
December 3 - Shining More Light On "Dark Stores - WSW
       National version - Taxes, Big-Box Stores And The 'Dark Store Theory' - NPR
November 27 - Garfield County assessor to retire - Enidnews.com
November 18 - Most assessed property values out of whack, officials say - Delaware State News
November 17  - Taxes, Big-Box Stores And The 'Dark Store Theory' - NPR
November 2 - Dark Store Report Dismissed by Real Estate Lawyers - Bloomberg BNA
October 19 - The “Dark Store” Saga Continues - Bloomberg BNA
June 29 - States Forced to Address 'Dark Store' Valuation Theory - Bloomberg BNA
June 16 - Why it's foolish not to appeal your property tax assessment - Chicago Tribune
June 6 - An Unfair Burden - Chicago Tribune
April 13 - Dark Stores, Property Tax and the Changing Face of The Retail Industry, Part 3 - Bloomberg BNA
February 27 - Countywide Revaluation Shows Rise in Commercial Property Tax Base - Chapelboro.com
February 17 - Is there a fix for Nassau's $6b property tax system - Newsday
February 2 - Mangano's overhaul created $1.7B property tax shift - Newsday
January 17 - Welcome to the $1.16 trillion skyline - TRD New York Real Estate News
January 3 - New Palm Beach County Property Appraiser Dorothy Jacks sworn in - Palm Beach Post
January 3 - State task force working to change Pa.'s property assessment rules in 2017 - NewsWorks (WHYY Philadelphia)

2016

September 19 - Do new home owners get a tax break in St. Louis County? - St. Louis Post Dispatch
December 8 - How Big-Box Retailers Weaponize Old Stores - Bloomberg Businessweek


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