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Pennsylvania Property Tax Assessment; Issues and Appeals for Businesses - Webinar

  • ID: 3765204
  • Webinar
  • Region: Pennsylvania
  • 100 Minutes
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc.
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Gain a better understanding of Pennsylvania’s property tax requirements and arm yourself with the information needed to challenge an assessment.

Property taxes directly impact the bottom line of businesses. In Pennsylvania, property taxes can be a significant burden and yet are shrouded in mystery and confusion. This topic will provide businesses the tools to analyze their property tax assessments, determine if an appeal is warranted, and file and handle a property tax appeal. Failing to inspect property tax assessments on an annual basis can result in a business paying thousands more in property taxes than necessary. You will receive an overview of how assessments are established, how they can be changed, and the importance of thoroughly and carefully analyzing property tax assessments. This information will provide guidance on how to hire an appraiser and attorney to assist businesses in successfully appealing an assessment. The topic will dive into the alphabet soup of property tax issues, including CLRs, FMV, and MAI. With this information, you will be in a position to make sure the assessment on your properties are appropriate and, if not, how to prepare for and file a successful appeal.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define the sales approach, cost approach, and income approach to valuation.
  • You will be able to describe the Pennsylvania tax assessment system.
  • You will be able to identify the steps involved in qualifying for an exemption as an Institute of Purely Public Charity.
  • You will be able to explain the process for appealing a property tax assessment in Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania Property Tax Assessment Overview
- What Does Value Mean in Pennsylvania?
- How Are Properties Assessed in Pennsylvania?
- When Can an Assessment Be Changed?
- How Can a Business Analyze Its Assessment?

Pennsylvania Property Tax Appeals
- Should a Business File a Property Tax Appeal?
- How Does a Business File a Property Tax Appeal?
- What Will the Property Tax Hearing Before the Board Look Like?
- What Happens If a Business Is Not Successful at the Board Hearing?

Pennsylvania Property Tax Potpourri
- What Hot Issues in Property Tax Assessment Are Being Dealt With by the Courts?
- How Does an Entity Establish an Exemption as an Institution of Purely Public Charity?
- How Likely Is Property Tax Reform in Pennsylvania?
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Paul R. Morcom, Esq., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC Randy L. Varner, Esq., McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
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This webinar is designed for accountants, CPAs, controllers, tax managers, real estate professionals, presidents and vice presidents, CFOs, bookkeepers, tax preparers and attorneys.
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