A recent report by the New Orleans Inspector General exposed three city properties whose owners passed away, but new owners were underpaying property taxes by improperly claiming a freeze on property tax assessments. The report helped the city recover nearly $50,000 in unpaid taxes, but the IG’s office on Tuesday told a City Council Committee that a more aggressive investigation could uncover many more cases and potentially recoup more than $1 million for the city. Read more
Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On 75th Street in Chicago, three in five storefronts were vacant as of last year. A proposal to limit the tax breaks landlords receive for their vacant storefronts can bring life back to blighted commercial strips, small business advocates say. Read more
The first law is meant to ease the financial burden for property owners because of the costs of rehabbing older buildings. To qualify for a property tax exemption, the property has to be owned by a nonprofit entity for at least 10 years, listed on the national register of historic places and be used for occasional rentals with limitations. The second law, which would be open to individual owners, requires them to restore the structure following specific guidelines. Read more
Legal Seminar early registration deadline is Nov. 1
Nov. 1 is the early registration deadline for the IAAO Annual Legal Seminar, Dec. 2-3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The seminar will cover topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. Registration fees are $500 for members and $700 for nonmembers until Nov. 1 and then increase to $550 and $750. The seminar will take place at The Dalmar Hotel and attendees may reserve rooms by Nov. 1 for $195 per room, based on availability. IAAO professional designees can earn recertification credit (13.5 hours) for attending the seminar. Read more
GIS/Val Tech Conference workshop, presentation proposals due Oct. 11
The deadline to submit workshop and presentation proposals for the 25th Annual GIS/Valuation Technologies Conference taking place March 27-30 in New Orleans is now Oct. 11. This conference has been the favorite event for assessors and GIS professionals who apply technology to make property assessment and tax administration more accurate and efficient. The conference will feature workshops, educational sessions, panel discussions, and opportunities to connect with solutions providers and fellow attendees. Full and half-day workshop proposals are encouraged. More information
Register now for CAE Case Study Review Workshop
IAAO will offer Workshop 850: CAE Case Study Review beginning Oct. 11. This 2.5-day workshop provides a comprehensive review and case study for the valuation of commercial property. Anyone preparing for a comprehensive exam such as for a professional designation, state certification or wanting a detailed overview, would be a candidate for this workshop. Participants are considered to have had at least the basic appraisal courses and have experience in the appraisal of commercial property. This is not an introductory workshop. More information
One week remains for USPAP draft comments
There is just one week left for public comments on the USPAP First Exposure Draft of proposed changes to its 2023 edition. Comments are critical to the development of new editions of USPAP, and the Appraisal Standards Board values all input it receives. The Appraisal Standards Board is accepting all public comments until Oct. 11. In addition, IAAO is submitting comments on behalf of the Association. VIew the exposure draft
Effective leader workshop in November
The Emotionally Effective Leader Workshop will move to November to allow additional members to participate. Originally set for September, the workshop will now take place Nov. 3, 4, 17, and 18. The programs will run from noon to 4 p.m. Central, and registration is now open. The program topic will be "Building Diversity, Equity and Inclusion From a Foundation of Emotional Intelligence." The workshop provides attendees with a deeper understanding of Emotional Intelligence as well as a key set of tools to be the well-rounded leader. The cost to register is $225 for IAAO members and $365 for nonmembers. The deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 15. More information
PCS seeking independent contractors for projects
Professional Consulting Services of IAAO is seeking independent contractors who can offer up to 80 hours to assist with projects. There is an immediate need for assistance with a project in the Midwest, and interested parties are asked to apply as soon as possible. This project requires expertise in several areas, and compensation will be based on qualifications and experience. Please indicate your relevant experience and training on the PCS contractor interest form, along with a cover letter, which includes your expected compensation range, and resume to: clark@iaao.org or send regular mail to: Larry Clark, CAE, FIAAO, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Professional Consulting Services of IAAO, LLC, 314 W. 10th St., Kansas City, MO 64105. Because of increased demand for our services, we are seeking qualified independent contractors to with future projects.
Proposed Bylaws changes, candidates on ballot
Several changes to the IAAO Bylaws have been approved for the ballot in November, including: (1) a change to the Association’s mission, (2) updating the professional conduct rules, and (3) establishing the President-Elect as Treasurer in addition to serving as Chair of the Finance Committee. Elections take place Nov. 1-15, via email, and regular members will vote on candidates for President-Elect, Vice President, and Region representatives, along with whether to approve the proposed changes to the Bylaws. Associate members will vote only on the candidates for the Associate Board member. The proposed Bylaws are available to download in a clean version to review, along with a marked-up version showing highlighted additions and strikethroughs indicating removed text. The ballot will ask members to approve the revised document in its entirety. Read more
+ Hot topic: Annual reports
IAAO Connect members are talking about the various ways different organizations share data with residents. Read more
After three years of negotiations, Perrigo has resolved a tax dispute with the Irish Office of Revenue Commissions. The settlement was recently announced by Perrigo, and noted the company will pay 266.1 million euros — or $307.82 million — after credits and offsets, putting to rest a case that involved the sale of patents for a multiple sclerosis drug in 2013. Read more
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem used social media to deny that there was anything improper about a meeting she held last year with her daughter, Kassidy Peters, and the head of a state office that denied Peters’ application to become a certified real estate appraiser -- then reversed its decision months after the meeting. Read more
A shopping mall in Hobart, Indiana, is set to recover tens of millions of dollars in tax overpayments after the Indiana Supreme Court ruled in its favor in a dispute over tax assessment. In a 5-0 decision, the court ordered the valuation of the mall for property tax purposes restored to the 2010 assessment of about $110 million for the 2011-2014 tax years. Read more
Regional governments are still eager to court Amazon's business despite uncertain economies and Amazon's own practices. According to the Financial Times, the economic watchdog Good Jobs First has determined that Amazon has so far received about $650 million in local and state tax incentives in 2021 to build out its next-day and same-day delivery operations. That's a record for the company, and comes close to the $750 million Amazon received to build its second headquarters. Read more
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