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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds mass appraisal in property tax assessment case >
The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected an argument that the City of Milwaukee did not properly follow Wisconsin’s property tax assessment law when it used a mass appraisal method to value an income-producing property. Read More
Pay your property tax in bitcoin? A council in Ireland says no >
South Dublin Council has rejected a motion which would have seen it accept payment from the public for services such as property tax, parking fines, or swimming pool fees in the cryptocurrency bitcoin. Read More
Vermont city and real estate startup try out blockchain for property records >
Examples of local government using blockchain are pretty hard to come by, but one city is testing the technology on property transactions. Read More
+ Become a better communicator with Feb. 21 webinar >
Communication is the number one key to success, but it can be a difficult part of the job. On Feb. 21, "Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say" will teach webinar attendees essential functions of communication in an assessment office to help them connect with employees, co-workers and citizens. Learn how to communicate with different generations, effective listening skills and more. Register Now
+ Get Int'l Research Symposium early rate until March 2 >
Explore benefits and challenges of the ways technology is changing property tax systems worldwide with case studies presented at the 2018 International Research Symposium April 5-6 in Prague. Plan to arrive early for the optional forum on April 4 to hear the possibilities for “Improving Valuations with Big Data, Open Data and Data Mining.” The early registration rate has been extended to March 2, but hotel rooms are filling quickly. Don't wait to save your spot. Read More
+ Funds available from Academic Partnership Program >
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
+ Call for Papers is open for the 2018 Legal Seminar >
Submit abstracts to potentially be a speaker at the IAAO 39th Annual Legal Seminar being held Dec. 13-14 in Chicago. Topics of interest to attorneys and assessment professionals include public policy, ethics, unique valuation problems, technology issues, and effective representation. The deadline to submit session ideas is March 31. Read More
+ Update of USPAP-IVS bridge released for 2018 >
The International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) and The Appraisal Foundation (TAF) recently announced the release of “A Bridge from USPAP to IVS 2018: A Guide to Producing IVS-Compliant Appraisals.”. This guide helps both TAF and IVSC work toward the long-term goal of harmonization in valuation standards and shows appraisers how to be compliant with both USPAP and the IVS as much as possible. Read More
+ IAAO wants to recognize outstanding work >
It is awards season at IAAO and your help is needed to honor the best people and organizations in the profession. From jurisdictional achievements and individuals serving IAAO well to research and policy advancements, there are 21 award categories waiting for winners. If your office, Chapter/Affiliate or colleague deserves an award, submit nominations by May 1. Read More
+ Effort to cut Colorado business personal property tax dies in legislature >
One year after business owners got their most significant cut in a decade on the business personal property tax, a Colorado legislative committee informed them Thursday that they shouldn’t expect any more breaks for a while. Read More
+ China’s housing market is like a casino. Can a property tax tame it? >
China has tried just about everything to tame a property market in which home prices sometimes jump around like the value of bitcoin...Now the Chinese government is considering adopting something that, while familiar to homeowners in the United States and elsewhere, could dramatically reshape the world’s second-largest economy: a property tax. Read More
+ Detroit, Michigan, property values increase for the first time in 17 years >
Detroit's narrative as the "Comeback City" just got another boost. Today, officials announced that for the first time in 17 years, residential property values within city limits have increased by as much as 10 percent…In addition to residential property value increases, commercial and industrial properties also saw elevated assessments. Read More
+ Study compares property taxes across the United States to find highest and lowest >
Property taxes are the primary source of tax revenue for the majority of state and local governments, comprising 31.3 percent of collections nationwide…While nearly every municipality levies some form of property tax, tax burdens vary widely across states. To determine the states with the highest and lowest property taxes, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the effective property tax rate — the total amount of property taxes paid in 2015 as a percentage of the total value of all occupied homes — for all 50 states with data from the Tax Foundation. Read More
+ Cincinnati, Ohio >
Commercial Appraiser for Hamilton County Auditor See More
+ Tyler, Texas >
Analyst/Appraiser for Smith County Appraisal District See More
+ Marlborough, Massachusetts >
Executive Director for Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers See More
+ Greenwich, Connecticut >
Real Estate Appraiser for Town of Greenwich See More
+ Fairfax, Virginia >
Assistant Real Estate Director for Fairfax County Government See More
+ Hillsboro, Oregon >
Property Appraiser I for Washington County See More
+ Brattleboro, Vermont >
Assistant Assessor for Town of Brattleboro See More
+ Belvidere, Illinois >
Chief Assessment Officer for Boone County Government See More
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