Landlords sue to push back against eviction ban >
As millions of Americans struggle to pay their rent during the coronavirus pandemic, landlords are going to courts, claiming the national eviction moratorium unfairly strains their finances and violates their property rights. At least 26 such lawsuits have been filed by property owners this year, including several federal challenges of President Donald Trump’s directive, delivered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that broadly prevents evictions through the end of 2020. Read more
GM ordered to repay $28 million in tax breaks after closing auto plant >
The state of Ohio on Monday ordered General Motors to repay $28 million in public subsidies for reneging on its promise to keep its Lordstown plant open. The automaker had pledged to keep operations going until 2040 but closed the plant last October. GM cited the collapsing market for small cars, but state officials said the closure violated the terms of two economic development agreements GM signed with Ohio more than a decade ago. Read more
Feat-Right.pngBritain hits Airbnb with extra $2.3 million tax bill after investigation >
British authorities hit Airbnb UK with an extra tax bill of 1.8 million pounds ($2.3 million) last year, the home rental company’s accounts showed on Tuesday, following an investigation into the firm. Read more
+ Former IAAO Board member Kellianne Nagy dies >
Kellianne Nagy, a longtime member, passed away on Sept. 23 after a courageous battle with cancer. She worked in the assessment field specializing in personal property for over 25 years. Before settling in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was employed with the Mecklenburg County Assessor’s Office as an Assistant Assessor for Personal Property Services, Kellianne worked for Oakland County Equalization, Masco Company, the Ford Motor Company, and the Ryan Company. She served on the IAAO executive board from 2005-07, several committees over the years, and was active in other assessing associations in Michigan and North Carolina. North Carolina was Kelli's home for the last 12 years where she actively played a major role at St. Matthews Church and was heavily involved in the SPRED program. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthews Church S.P.R.E.D. program, 8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28277. See her full obituary here.
+ Friday is deadline to request that IAAO apply
for CLE credits for Legal Seminar
The deadline to request IAAO to apply for continuing legal education (CLE) credits for the 41st Annual Legal Seminar, Dec. 3-4, 2020 in Austin, Texas, is Oct. 2. The seminar will take place at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown, and the IAAO Meetings Department has been working with hotel officials to offer the seminar safely and responsibly. Topics for the seminar include recent developments in real property taxation, cost of equity relevance to valuation of a public utility, valuation of renewable energy facilities, the impact of Covid-19 on hotel and restaurant values, equal protection challenges in property tax cases, public officials dealing with sovereign citizens, and ethics for lawyers. Attendees can register online or submit a paper form. Fees are $500 for IAAO members and $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 1. After that date, fees increase to $550 for members and $750 for nonmembers. Read more

+ President-Elect McHenry a panelist for webinar
on Assessment Appeals 

IAAO President-Elect Greg McHenry, Appraiser, Riley County, Kansas, will be a panelist on an upcoming webinar, Assessment Appeals – How to Receive Less and Win More, brought to you by Vision Government Solutions. The webinar roundtable is set for 12:30 p.m. Central, Oct. 14, and will feature Mr. McHenry; Derek Green, City Assessor, Williamsburg, Virginia; Greg Daniels, Real Estate Assessor, Chesapeake, Virginia; and Michael Flynn, Commercial Assessor, Quincy, Massachusetts. Register here
+ Membership renewal invoices are on the way
Membership invoices were sent electronically to members today for the 2021 membership year and are due by the end of 2020. Members may pay online through the IAAO website, or members who are not on an agency bill may return the invoice emailed to them. The base membership rate will be $220 per year beginning in 2021 and members will receive materials electronically. The change was approved at the July meeting of the IAAO Board of Directors as part of a decision to move members into one category that will receive publications electronically. Read more
+ Deadline to apply to serve as an IAAO 2021 volunteer is Oct. 2 >
IAAO is accepting applications through Friday, Oct. 2 from potential volunteers to serve on committees and task forces over the next year. This is a great opportunity to become involved in the Association, meet others, share your time and talent by assisting IAAO and the industry through volunteer service. Volunteer appointments for 2021 will take place in November. Members interested in volunteering should visit the IAAO Volunteer page to apply. Read more
+ Bylaws amendment on election ballot >
The IAAO Governance Committee has proposed amendments to the IAAO Bylaws and the IAAO Board of Directors approved its release to be voted on by regular members in the 2020 election, Nov. 1-15. The amendments were compiled by the Governance Committee during a review of the governing documents to ensure that the By-Laws are clear, concise, and do not repeat or conflict with other governing document language.  A copy of the document with proposed changes is available to view. Members will also vote on candidates for the Board of Directors. Read more
IAAO Connect Corner
+ Hot Topic: How to treat apartment rental concessions >
IAAO Connect members are discussing apartment rent concessions. Read more
+ Panel asks judge to decide if Nashville residents can vote on property tax referendum >
The Davidson County Election Commission voted Friday to ask a judge for an opinion on whether a referendum to roll back Nashville’s 34% property tax increase and curb the city’s power to increase future rates is valid. After a lengthy debate about whether the language was written in a clear, legal way, the panel voted 3-2 to ask a judge to rule on the referendum and whether the commission can legally place it before voters. Read more
This year is on track to rival 2010 in retail bankruptcies. In 2010 following the Financial Crisis, 48 retailers filed for bankruptcy, marking one of the most significant years for retail chapter 11 filings. 2020 could close the year exceeding that number, according to data from BDO United States. Read more
A revelation that President Donald Trump paid $1,500 in total income taxes over 12 separate years has sparked intense skepticism about the veracity and legality of his tax filings. In a report citing tax data it obtained, The New York Times said the figures represent claimed liabilities of $750 for 2016, and $750 for 2017, the only income tax claimed for the 12 years, due to significant losses and deductions that offset gains. While these losses reportedly enabled Trump to pay no income taxes for 10 years, taking advantage of the tax code isn’t illegal, unless the filer or their legal representative breaks the rules. Read more
+ Institutional investors bet on manufactured housing as occupancy, rents continue to grow >
There has been stable occupancy and rental collections in 2020 despite the pandemic. As a result, some investors are now betting big on manufactured housing communities. In the second quarter of 2020, investment sales of manufactured housing communities totaled $821 million, a 12 percent increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2019 and a 23 percent increase over the first quarter of 2020, reports commercial real estate services firm JLL. At the same time, valuations in the sector have continued to increase and cap rates have been compressing. Read more
+ Fargo, North Dakota >
Appraiser-Land Management Specialist, City of Fargo See more
+ Hicksville, New York >
Field Staff Appraiser, Clario Appraisal Network See more
+ Brookfield, Wisconsin >
Property Appraiser I, City of Brookfield See more
+ Troy, Michigan >
Appraisal Quality Assurance Reviewer (remote), Flagstar Bank See more
+ New York, New York >
Lead Multifamily Appraiser, JLL See more
+ Lakewood, Ohio >
Commercial Staff Appraiser, WFG See more
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