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Learn how to design a blueprint for the future by attending “Plan for
Success: Creating and Implementing a Strategic Plan” on Wednesday, April
20, 2016. This webinar will guide participants through the process with
specific applications to strategic planning in an assessment office.
Register at IAAO.org.
IAAO wants to celebrate the amazing work being done in the profession by
you and your colleagues. Did your office or Chapter/Affiliate have a
successful year? Do you know someone who deserves recognition for
serving IAAO well? Did your legislature pass good property tax policies?
If so, submit nominations by May 1, 2016, and let IAAO honor those
moving the industry forward.
The Guide to Real Property Demonstration Appraisal Report Writing (Guide)
is provided by IAAO to aid candidates with the most challenging,
time-consuming and deeply rewarding requirement for attaining an IAAO
Professional Designation. There are now three new Guides available for
CAE or RES candidates, each tailored to the type of report to be
prepared: residential, income-producing and mass appraisal. Guides can
be found on IAAO’s website, and each one provides the requirements of
form and content necessary for the preparation of an acceptable real
property demonstration report.
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 with a variety of viewpoints.
|New Pilot: Workshop 854 — CMS Case Problem Review
IAAO will pilot the new Workshop 854 — CMS Case Problem Review in Little
Rock, Arkansas, May 16-17, 2016. Workshop 854 provides a comprehensive
review of the methods and applications of cadastral mapping and is great
preparation for the CMS Case Problem Exam that is a requirement for the
Cadastral Mapping Specialist (CMS) designation. Participants are to
have had IAAO’s two mapping science courses and experience in cadastral
mapping. For more information, please call IAAO’s Professional
Development Department at 816-701-8133.
|| CLICK HERE TO SEE IAAO’S CURRENT COURSE CALENDAR|
Arundel County's property tax base could expand by more than $168
million in the span of three years if assessors are allowed to use
aerial photographs to inspect homes and businesses, according to a
recent state report.
But General Assembly lawmakers this session appear to have shot down an
attempt by the Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) to use the
photos for assessments in counties across Maryland, citing concerns
about privacy and rising taxes.
tax relief for Urbana residents appears to be slipping away fast, at
least for this year.
The Carle health system and Presence Covenant Medical Center, which have
been on track to help share the load by together being projected to owe
Urbana taxing districts more than $10 million in property taxes this
year, got an emergency rescue from the Illinois Supreme Court.
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Maui County Council Budget and Finance Committee (BF) voted to defeat a
controversial proposed measure that would have drastically restructured
the way agricultural properties on Maui are assessed and raised taxes
on agricultural home sites. The legislation also added multiple layers
of paperwork, dedication requirements and a substantial increase in
government authority to regulate and control the business of farming
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
John politicians, struggling with a slow growing tax base and looking
for examples of other industrial communities that raise more revenue
from their industries, are liking what they see in Alberta cities, such
as Fort McMurray and Sherwood Park.
Coun. Donna Reardon, who visited Fort McMurray last year with Coun. John
MacKenzie, said the experience opened her eyes to the fact that some
Canadian cities tax their industries a lot more than is allowed in New
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 www.sanborn.com/assessors
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.
the West End to Wayland Square, property values are increasing in
neighborhoods throughout Rhode Island’s capital city.
An analysis of the state-mandated property revaluation shows values grew
between 6 percent and 17 percent in each of Providence’s 15 wards, but
it remains unclear how taxpayers will be affected by the assessment
So what do we know at this point? Here’s an overview.
Indianapolis Business Journal
will get property tax relief under a bill approved by the Indiana
General Assembly that passes a burden of about $136 million onto other
classes of taxpayers over the first three years.
Before adjourning for the year, lawmakers approved a bill that would
change the formula in calculating the base rate per acre of farmland,
the starting point for property tax assessment.
Proponents of the bill, including the Farm Bureau, said it would help
farmers who say they’ve suffered tighter margins, and to help stabilize a
dramatically rising farmland tax system.
Janesville City Council members in Wisconsin were asked to consider
settling three claims of excessive property assessments levied by U.S.
They practically sighed before doing so.
The choices at hand were to either settle and fork over about $28,100 in
property tax refunds or continue a costly courtroom battle.
Sydney Morning Herald
duty would be abolished and replaced with an annual land tax under a
Homeowners who moved house every eight years, or more frequently — just
over half of homeowners and capturing low-income earners in insecure
work — would be better off under the deal.
On a median priced Sydney home of $1,032,000, home buyers in NSW pay
$42,250 in upfront stamp duty at present.
International City/County Management Association
effective local government managers have one thing in common: The
ability to develop and strengthen relationships through communication.
Skilled communicators have the ability to develop better working
relations with people they don't already know well, they take the time
to talk, to listen, and to exchange information to develop bonds of
understanding that can facilitate the communication process. Just think,
wouldn't it be great to have the ability to give clear assignments,
help employees solve problems, motivate them, and help them accomplish
their goals based on your ability to communicate with them?
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