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Property Tax Assessment and Protest

“Our clients expect objective analysis, sound advice, attention to prompt resolution through negotiation and/or appropriate agency or court proceedings, as well as sensitivity to relations with authorities and the community.” 

Laws governing appeals to property tax assessments can be complicated and vary by jurisdiction. Researching the tax policies in your jurisdiction can be time consuming and usually involves working against a deadline.  At McGrath North, we are invested in helping you maintain your valuations at an acceptable level on an ongoing, multiyear basis.  In developing a strategy, we evaluate the potential impact that challenging valuations can have on your financial reporting and the assessment of related personal property.  We also weigh the potential effects of such actions on your ongoing relationship with governmental divisions that are funded through the related tax base.

Industry Experience: Commercial development, office complex/headquarter operations, agribusiness, health care, hospitality, manufacturing and mining operations.

If you are considering seeking advice from counsel, here is what we suggest you keep in mind:

  • Consider the applicable deadlines for a challenge to valuation in any year.
  • Consult with your counsel as early in the tax assessment process as possible.
  • Decide whether the benefits of an appeal are worth the effort.
  • Weigh the potential impact on long-term relationships with taxing authorities and government divisions funded through the related tax base.