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For the first time in 30 years, there isn't an appraiser in every Montana county >
State-run property assessment offices will close in about half of Montana counties due to budget cuts, reducing the presence of local personnel for some of the most rural communities. Read More
Arkansas publishes map-ready image of entire state >
A yearlong project to update aerial imagery is expected to aid first responders and economic development efforts. An aerial photograph of the state's entire 53,179 square miles is now available online. Read More
IRS to property tax prepayers: Not so fast! >
The IRS has a warning for thousands of homeowners in high-tax states who have been rushing to prepay their 2018 property taxes before the new federal tax law takes effect: You may be out of luck. Read More
+ Register for GIS/CAMA by Jan. 15 to save money >
Stay on top of the latest developments and learn how to make technology and data work for you at the GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference on March 19-22 in Houston, Texas. Register by Jan. 15 to get the best price on this event and come ready to hear how your job can be made easier with the right tools. Read More

+ Learn about gas station/c-store valuation on Jan. 17 >
Discover the driving forces behind gas station and convenience store valuation during IAAO’s next webinar on Jan. 17. “Fill ‘Er Up! Gas Station and C-Store Valuation Methods” will cover Cost, Sales Comparison and Income valuation as well as business/goodwill value. The webinar will also include a discussion of the gas station components that belong to the property owner and parts that belong to the tenant, the landlord or the fuel distributor. Read More

+ Share your expertise at the Annual Conference >
IAAO is looking for presenters who can be a part of “Mapping the Way to Innovation” at the 2018 Annual Conference being held Sept. 23-26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. If you have great ideas for educational sessions, submit your proposal by Friday, Feb. 16. Read More
+ New materials can be found in the IAAO Library >
The IAAO Library has added a number of new items for the start of the year. Find the latest resources on a range of topics from property tax in megacities to unmanned aerial vehicles to the impact of high voltage overhead transmission lines. Read More
+ Sign up for a new online session of Course 101 >
There are still spots open in the spring 2018 online session of IAAO Course 101 — Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal. The course will begin with orientation on March 19 and material will be accessible March 26 - May 6. Space is limited, so register now. Read More
+ Plan to be in Prague for the Int'l Research Symposium >
Registration is open for the 2018 International Research Symposium, April 5-6 in Prague, Czech Republic. This event will focus on issues surrounding data in the development of valuation estimates, challenges data brings to government officials and how technology advancements are improving property tax systems worldwide. Read More
+ Kentucky cases hold that exempt owner does not mean property taxes precluded, and leased real property value may include “intangible values” >
Kentucky cases recently held that property is not exempt from taxation merely because the owner may be constitutionally exempt. Also, the valuation of leased property is rental income less expenses. However, if sales of similar property suggest “an intangible value” that must be included to reach fair cash value. Read More
+ Korea’s property tax rate to GDP stands below OECD average in 2017 >
South Korea's property tax rate compared with its GDP stood below the average for Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development member countries, official data showed Monday. This placed it the 16th highest among 31 countries that were checked and below the 0.91 percent average for other developed market economies with high incomes. Read More
+ Ohio Supreme Court weighs in on property values and real estate taxes >
The Ohio Supreme Court has once again weighed in on the process of minimizing your company’s real estate taxes. The Court reemphasized the sales price as the best evidence in valuing commercial property for real estate tax purposes. Read More
+ Falling Australian home prices a sign of things to come in 2018 >
Sydney's cooling property market cause first quarterly decline in almost two years. The first quarterly decline in Australian home values in almost two years may be a sign of what’s to come. Read More
+ Inverness, Florida >
Director of Assessment for Citrus County Property Appraiser See More
+ Brattleboro, Vermont >
Town Assessor for Town of Brattleboro See More
+ Aiken, South Carolina >
Assessor for Aiken County Government See More
+ Fayetteville, North Carolina >
Senior Appraisal Specialist for Cumberland County Tax Administration See More
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