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Property tax could be 2018's hot tax issue >
The passage of federal tax reform, and the resultant cap on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, has thrust state taxes into the national spotlight in a way that perhaps hasn't been seen for many years. Read More
Tax reform could hit U.S. home values >
Tax legislation was signed into law by President Trump at the end of 2017. Experts said some changes, including a lower threshold on the mortgage interest deduction, cap on the state and local deduction and higher standard deduction, could be a drag on home appreciation. Read More
Vermont town wins tax case against dam owner >
The Town of Newbury prevailed before the Vermont Supreme Court this week in a case that will bring thousands of dollars in tax revenue from impoundments by a dam located 41 miles downriver. Read More
+ USPAP combo package deal extended to Jan. 31 >
The Appraisal Foundation has extended a $99 deal on the print and electronic combo package for the new 2018-19 USPAP. The print version includes cross-references to related information. The electronic version also includes a hyperlinked table of contents, footnotes and index. The two versions can be purchased together for $99 through Jan. 31. Read More

+ Share your expertise at the Annual Conference >
If you have experience or expertise that could benefit others in the profession, share it with IAAO and potentially be a part of "Mapping the Way to Innovation" at the 2018 Annual Conference. Submit ideas on exhibitor solutions, real and personal property valuation, mapping and more by Feb. 16. Read More

+ An IAAO designation might be closer than you think >
2018 could be the year you earn an IAAO designation. There are alternatives for IAAO members who want to get a designation, but do not have a bachelor’s degree. There are also some equivalencies with other organizations that IAAO will count toward the CAE and RES designations. Review the qualifications for each designation online to see what is accepted and how to meet the requirements. You might be closer than you think. Read More
+ Int'l Research Symposium registration is open >
Join IAAO in Prague, Czech Republic, April 5-6 for the 2018 International Research Symposium which will explore issues surrounding the use of data and technology in property tax systems worldwide. Plan to arrive early for the optional half-day forum on April 4 covering big data, open data and data mining in property valuation. The early registration rate deadline is Feb. 23. Read More
+ Academic Partnership Program funds available >
University students and faculty are encouraged to apply for IAAO’s Academic Partnership Program grant. This program provides financial support for research in areas related to property appraisal, assessment administration and property tax policy. It also brings together practitioners and scholars to further the mission of IAAO and inspire the exchange and development of innovative ideas within the profession. The deadline to apply is March 30. Read More
+ Houston, we have a solution at GIS/CAMA >
Head to Houston, Texas, March 19-22 for "Assessment Performance Reporting Improving Ratio Studies with GIS and Geostatistics" with Daniel Fasteen, Ph.D., and IAAO’s Paul Bidanset at the 2018 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference. Their session is one of many that will help you apply GIS in property valuation to improve fairness and equitability. Read More
+ Social worker 'navigator' helps residents in Minnesota county if property taxes are delinquent >
After the first six months of the program last year, the county has been able to avoid forfeiture for more than half of the property owners Markfort has worked with and has collected more than $200,000 in property taxes. She's helped more than 40 people stay in their homes. Read More
+ Yangon, Myanmar, to reform property tax system >
The Yangon Regional Government will review and restructure the city's property tax system as part of a wider effort to improve and develop the Yangon region, Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said in December. “Property taxes are a critical source of revenue which can be channeled towards better infrastructure in the city. But currently, the property tax rates in Yangon are very low. I think reforms must be made,” U Phyo Min Thein said. Read More
+ New Jersey sees slowest property tax rate growth in four years according to study >
New Jersey residents got a rare bit of good news regarding their property taxes, which are ranked the highest in the nation: average property tax rates rose by the smallest amount in four years. Outgoing Gov. Chris Christie said in a public statement that the slow growth in property tax rates are attributable to the 2 percent property tax cap policy passed in 2010. While the cap is set to expire in 10 days, state Senate President Stephen Sweeney, a Democrat, said in a public statement that the broader 2 percent cap will be renewed. Read More
+ Local property tax in Ireland to be reviewed before revaluations take place >
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has announced a review of the local property tax, the aim of which he said was to provide some stability on future liabilities. The review will commence next month and look in particular at the 'impact of property price developments'. At the moment, the tax is calculated on 2013 market values, but property prices have increased substantially since then, particularly in the capital. There are concerns the liability could increase massively in some parts of the country after planned revaluations next year. Read More
+ Aiken, South Carolina >
Assessor for Aiken County Government See More
+ Fayetteville, North Carolina >
Senior Appraisal Specialist for Cumberland County Tax Administration See More
+ Boulder, Colorado >
Appraiser Deputy for Boulder County Assessor's Office See More
+ Inverness, Florida >
Director of Assessment for Citrus County Property Appraiser See More
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