The Cook County treasurer announced Monday it will issue $8.3 million in refunds to nearly 30,000 households. Homeowners do not need to file an application. Treasurer Maria Pappas said the refunds are given to people who overpaid their property taxes and didn’t take reductions or exemptions into account. The refunds are due to tax overpayments made since 2013. Read more
China’s plan to cut taxes in 2019 for the masses has the nation’s super-rich running for cover on concern the government will make up the shortfall by going after the wealthy. Read more
This past year may have been the year of coworking and tech companies dominating New York City’s commercial real estate market, but what’s in store for next year? Read more
+ Tim Boncoskey assumes office of IAAO President >
Maricopa County Chief Deputy Assessor Timothy L. Boncoskey assumed the office of President of IAAO on Jan. 1, 2019. Previously he served as IAAO President-Elect in 2018, Vice President in 2017, and on the Board from 2013 to 2015. In addition, following the recent elections, Amy Rasmussen, RES, AAS, becomes President-Elect and Greg McHenry, AAS, is Vice President. Tracy Drake, CAE, RES, AAS; David Harper, AAS; and Donna VanderVries, CAE, AAS, PPS, Esq.; join the Board of Directors as regular members and William Birkle, AAS, starts a new term representing Associate members. 
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+ GIS/CAMA Conference in Portland! >
The 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference will take place Feb. 25-28 in Portland, Oregon and registration is open. The conference will have four program tracks this year: GIS Technologies, Modeling and Valuation, Planning, Administration & Leadership, and Technology Showcase. Among the areas for the conference include programs on how to get started with modeling, planning and Implementing a CAMA system, high-definition imagery for any size jurisdiction, special issues in valuation, and the Geospatial Data Act. Read more
+ Registration opens for 2019 online 101 & 331 courses >
Anyone interested in taking the online versions of Course 331 (Mass Appraisal Practices & Procedures) or Course 101 (Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal) during 2019 can now sign up for the classes online. Three separate 331 courses will be available during 2019 and four classes of Course 101 will be offered. The first 101 course starts on Jan. 14th.  Register for 101 or Register for 331
+ Early registration is open for 2019 annual conference >
IAAO has opened limited registration for the 85th IAAO Annual International Conference on Assessment Administration. Attendee and Guest registration is now available online or by using a paper form. The 2019 Annual Conference is scheduled for Sept. 8-11 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Register today
+ Submit 2019 conference presentations ideas! >
Interested in presenting at the Annual Conference? The Call for Presentations is now open for the Annual Conference, set for Sept. 8-11, 2019. Submissions can be made at  https://researchexchange.iaao.org/conferenceThe deadline for submission is Sunday, Feb. 10, but interested individuals are encouraged to submit your presentation ideas as soon as possible. Registration discounts of up to $200 may be available to presenters. Submit a presentation

Proposition 13 is untouchable. That’s been the thinking for 40 years in California. Politicians have feared for their careers if they dared suggest changes to the measure that capped property taxes, took a scythe to government spending and spawned antitax initiatives across the country. However, that is beginning to change. Read more
As home-value growth slows and for-sale inventory ticks up, one would think that all is well for would-be home buyers. However, mortgage rates continue to grow, taking a big bite out of home shoppers’ budgets and slicing the share of homes available to those looking to buy. Read more
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has announced plans to see property taxes remain within the areas from which they are collected, rather than be equally distributed across the country as has been done in years past. The Irish Examiner reports that as part of the proposed changes, millions of Euro collected in property taxes will no longer benefit areas that struggle financially. Read more
The United States tax code has generally been pretty generous with homeowners, but things changed a little bit with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Now some homeowners may face higher federal tax bills for 2018 than in previous years -- and in some cases, that bill will be significantly higher. Why are homeowners at risk of getting hit with bigger bills? Here are a few key reasons. Read more
+ Kansas City, Kansas >
Management Analyst (Real Estate Special Projects Analyst) for Unified Government of Wyandotte County & Kansas City, Kansas See More 
+ Rosenberg, Texas >
Chief Appraiser for Fort Bend Central Appraisal District  See More
+ Corvallis, Oregon >
Commercial Appraiser for Benton County See More
+ Titusville, Florida >
Valuation Specialist 1 for Brevard County, Florida  See More
+ Town of Brunswick, Maine >
Assessor for the Town of Brunswick   See More
+ Roanoke, Virginia >
Director of Real Estate Assessment  See More
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