Apple has appealed its taxes nearly 500 times since 2004 >
The San Francisco Chronicle recently found that the company has appealed tax assessments in Santa Clara County, California, 489 times since 2004, and has disputed taxes on $8.5 billion in property value. While Apple isn't unique in disputing taxes, there are some cases of the company have real differences with local tax authorities. Read more
How Dollar General took over rural America >
Dollar General is opening stores at the rate of three a day across the U.S. into places not even Walmart will go, targeting towns with basic goods at basic prices -- a strategy described as "we go where they ain't."  Read more
Can states tax gas stations on tribal lands? >
The Yakama Nation and Washington state have been fighting over governance issues ever since the tribe signed its 1855 treaty with the federal government. But now the U.S. Supreme Court is stepping in.

+ Proposed revised Bylaws >
The IAAO Executive Board has approved the exposure for membership comment of the revised Bylaws that combines the current Constitution and Bylaws. Members may download the draft version of the document and submit comments on the proposed document via comments@iaao.orgMore information
+ Legal Seminar registration open >
Registration is open for the IAAO 39th Annual Legal Seminar being held in Chicago on Dec. 13-14, 2018 at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. This two-day seminar will cover recent developments in real property taxation, wind farm improvements and asset appraisal, challenges in the valuation of special purpose properties, litigation strategies for big box properties, and ethical conundrums for attorneys. Attorneys seeking CLE credit must submit those requests by Oct. 1. Read more
+ FGDC seeks nominations for National Geospatial Advisory Committee >
The United States Department of the Interior and the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) are seeking nominations for appointment to the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC). The NGAC provides advice and recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior through the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC). The NGAC reviews and comments on geospatial policy and management issues and provides a forum for views of non-Federal stakeholders in the geospatial community.  Nominations for appointment to the NGAC should be submitted by August 27, 2018. Read more
+ Mapping and Modeling sessions deadline is Aug. 24 >
IAAO is offering introductory and advanced pre-conference workshops on mapping and modeling to take place on Sunday, September 23. Registration for each workshop is available online or by using the registration form and the fee is $125 for members and $220 for nonmembers. Participants must be registered for the sessions by August 24 and the sessions require a minimum of 20 students and a maximum of 50. Read more
+ Library Trust Fund Campaign sets fund-raising goal >
The Friends of the Paul V. Corusy Memorial Library Matching Campaign has set a fund-raising goal of $10,000 this year. Peter Korpacz of Korpacz Realty will match $2,500 in donations and Mark Kenney of American Valuation Group, Inc. will match an additional $2,500. Attendees at the 2018 Annual IAAO Conference in Minneapolis can make a donation onsite or you may contact the library. The campaign’s current project is supporting the library’s new Research Exchange digital repository.Research Exchange
+ GIS/CAMA ... Heading to Portland in 2019 >
Portland will be the site of the 2019 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference, February 25-28. Make plans to join us and share your good work. The Call for Presentation Proposals has been announced and presentation proposals are due October 15. Read More
+ Proposed rule would define rent-control tenants as 'human beings' to oust corporations >
Any landlord leasing a rent-controlled apartment to a corporation without first getting a removal permit from the Rent Control Board is running afoul of the law, according to the Board’s top lawyer, J. Stephen Lewis. The assertion comes as the Board attempts to clarify its own rules in order to deter the practice in Santa Monica, California. Read more
+ Trump tax cap making it hard for wealthy New York homeowners to sell property >
The Trump administration’s cap on state and local property tax deductions is doing a number on home sales in the leafy suburbs of New York City, according to a Bloomberg report. Read more
+ Fed up with vacant storefronts, residents force cities to punish retail landlords >
Coast to coast, bustling retail meccas used to embody a decidedly American pastime: shop till you drop. But empty storefronts across the U.S. have cropped up in places that go far beyond the “retail apocalypse” that has battered suburban malls — and some municipalities are fed up. Read more
+ Housing market gone bonkers leads to leaps in Spokane County assessments >
Almost $50 billion. That’s how much Spokane County is worth, according to this year’s property assessments, up $4.1 billion over last year. At $49.7 billion, the record value in property has surprised some homeowners, who have received official postcards in the mail detailing the double-digit increases in their homes’ assessed values.Read more
+ Alexandria, VA  >
Appraiser for the City of Alexandria  See More
+ Fairfax, VA  >
Director of Real Estate for Fairfax County  See More
+ Winnipeg, MB Canada  >
ICI Valuation Coordinator for Manitoba Municipal Relations  See More
+ Stamford, CT  >
Assessment and Tax Exemption Coordinator for the City of Stamford  See More
+ Stamford, CT  >
Commercial Appraiser for the City of Stamford  See More
+ Madison, WI  >
City Assessor for the City of Madison  See More
+ Greenwich, CT   >
Assistant Assessor for the Town of Greenwich  See More
+ San Diego, CA  >
Cadastral Supervisor - County of San Diego  See More
+ Georgetown, TX  >
Residential Appraiser - Williamson Central Appraisal District  See More
+ Georgetown, TX  >
Commercial Appraiser - Williamson Central Appraisal District  See More
+ Vancouver, BC Canada >
Industry Manager, Assessment - Esri Canada Limited  See More
+ York, PA >
Valuation Vice President - Real Estate Appraiser or Assessor for Weinstein Realty Consultants  See More
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