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Don’t Overlook Your Property Taxes This Holiday Season

It’s that magical time of year…when property tax valuations for the next fiscal year are mailed out all over the land. Don’t be naughty and ignore these notices, because property taxes represent some of the most significant operating costs facing businesses today, and the deadlines for appeals of these valuations are often early in the New Year.

For example, in Nevada, property owners have only approximately 30 days from the date they receive their valuation notifications in mid-December to the deadline for property tax valuation appeals to be filed on January 15 (or the next business day if it is a weekend or holiday).

We are fully familiar with each locality’s abatement practices, requirements, and dates. Along these lines, we note the following upcoming deadlines for property tax valuation appeals:

  • Maryland: 12/31/2017 (unless new assessment cycle, then 45 additional days or 2/15/2018)

  • Nevada: 1/15/2018

  • Massachusetts: 2/1/2018

  • Connecticut: 2/15/2018

  • Delaware: 2/15/2018

  • Virginia, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.: 3/31/2018

  • Arizona, Mississippi, and New Jersey: 4/1/2018 (Arizona also permits direct filing in court by 12/31/2017)

It is crucial not to miss these appeal deadlines, or your business could be stuck paying too-high property taxes on an over-valued property for the entire next year to come, with no chance to rectify the situation until 2019. 

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About this Author

Mark Lansing, Dickinson Wright Law Firm, Washington DC, Tax and Property Law Attorney

Mr. Lansing focuses his practice on property tax & condemnation matters with respect to energy, industrial and commercial properties. He achieves significant property tax savings and assessment reductions for his clients through litigation, negotiations (settlements), due diligence reviews and alternative agreements (e.g., PILOTs). Mark assists clients with their valuation of complex property, and through real property tax management. Mr. Lansing also works with energy, industrial and commercial companies in buying, building and operating facilities to effectively...

Jennifer J. Gaynor, Dickinson Wright, Carson City, Gaming Attorney

Jennifer Gaynor represents clients before the Nevada Legislature in Carson City, Nevada. She also practices before various professional and licensing boards and state and local tax authorities, and represents clients on matters involving First Amendment law, public records and open meeting law, gaming law and regulatory agency actions.

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  • Nevada State Chair, CARE

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