What Does The Tax Appeals Process Involve?
Our tax appeals process starts with understanding the market and the property in order to make a recommendation to the client whether or not to file an appeal.
It’s common for us to negotiate with the Assessor before the appeals process has even been initiated. We provide the assessor with data supportive of our position. If that negotiation does not result in assessment relief, then we start the appeal process. That begins with a timely filing of the appeal and continuing negotiations, along with an exchange of information. Because it’s our burden of proof, we’ll engage an appraiser and present our evidence at a hearing or trial. We cross-examine the Assessor’s witnesses and direct our efforts toward convincing the Judge or board member that we’ve overcome the presumption in favor of the tax assessment and that our proofs in support of a lower assessed value are persuasive.
How Can I Discover What Information The Assessor Will Use To Support Their Value Of My Property In A Tax Appeal?
There must be an exchange of discovery information or data that is provided by the county or town in support of their assessment. Depending on the disclosure rules of the particular jurisdiction, they are required to provide that information before the hearing. Disclosure is accomplished by serving a discovery demand, interrogatories and notices to produce. Receipt of this information enables the client and their Attorney to determine the strength of the Assessor’s case.
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