Dont Miss The May 31, 2012 Protest Deadline

Commercial Tax Network knocks out the appraisal district in the first round of the recent Heavyweight Bout.  In-case you’ve missed your shot at victory in the ring with the appraisal district, give us a call before it’s too late!  We are approaching the May 31, 2012 deadline to file your real estate and business personal property appeals.

CTN Knocks Out The Appraisal District- www.commercialtax.com

The appraisal district has admitted defeat on several occasions and we are dedicated to our clients like no other.  We strive to be the best in whatever situation until there is no money left sitting on the table.  With over 100 years combined experience knocking down these arbitrary values,  you can relax with the peace of mind knowing you have aggressive and knowledgeable property tax consultants in your corner.

We  look forward to the opportunity of lowering your property tax burden!

Give us a CALL TODAY!! (281) 897-1119 and ask for me: Adam Seiders

Litigation/Arbitration

It has been our experience over the last 21 years of property tax service that when we Litigate/Arbitrate values we are successful achieving substantial tax savings for our clients in the majority of those cases.  This is the final step in the process of demanding there is no money left sitting on the table.  With our staff building appraisal reports utilizing current real estate technologies and many years of experience we have developed a strategy to achieve property tax savings at the highest level.  One of the most common issues clients have brought to my attention is they’re worried about filing suit against the government.  Think of it this way, it’s not the United States Government that collects your property tax dollars, it’s your local assessor’s office who distributes to local jurisdictions.  Another issue I’ve come across is

Fair is to hold the government accountable for arbitrary valuations.

our clients feel filing suit could negatively affect them by upsetting the appraisal district for this action.  There are thousands of lawsuits taking place every year and the appraisal district never holds a grudge.  CTN will analyze every property after the formal hearing to determine if Litigation/Arbitration is a valid recommendation.

Knowledge is Power

Here are just a few reasons you have to give or service a try for 2012!

CTN’s Technology

  •       Using specially developed GIS software to produce detailed property information       maps.
  •       Develops custom software applications to give CTN staff tools to expertly                  manage & maintain property information.
  •       Custom builds PC workstations and servers to ensure top performance.

CTN’s IT Services & Support

Assists your organization in managing property tax processes by:

  • Working with you or your IT staff to organize and structure your property data.
  • Gathering Appraisal District data to populate missing or incorrect property information.

Our staff has assisted several national accounts organize and streamline property tax         records through data exchange programs.

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BBB Accredited and Winners of Distinction Three Years in a Row

Our business objective is to manage and reduce our clients’ property tax burden. We dedicate a vast amount of resources to analyze, define, and implement strategies to successfully solve all types of property tax issues in real estate and personal property. Commercial Tax Network’s reputation is built upon customer service and client retention.

Consider the benefits of a company with a track record that is second to none! www.commercialtax.com

Case study Brazoria County

The property owner owns an apartment complex in Brazoria County.  The Appraisal District previously valued the complex at $2,091,420; they proposed a new valuation at $3,524,820.  CTN filed an appeal after performing an analysis. Our valuation determined a recommended value based on the income value at $2,615,000 and an unequal appraisal value of $2,260,000.  Thru some tough negotiation, we agreed on a value of $2,320,450.  This was a reduction of $1,204,370 in valuation for the subject property.

Results: Tax Savings $44,515

Time our client lost: 0

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Retail Properties

In retail valuation, all approaches to value are analyzed.  In addition to the traditional approaches (Cost, Market, and Income), the subject assessment is compared to other similar retail properties to determine the Uniform and Equal approach based on comparable properties with similar characteristics. Then the best approach for each situation is pursued.  Retail properties are either income producing or owner occupied.  The appropriate approaches are analyzed to determine the optimum avenue for the best reduction.

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For most Retail properties, the income approach is typically used.  The actual rents, expenses, CAM charges (if any) and occupancy rates are analyzed and compared to the market and appropriate cap rates are employed.  After thorough inspection of the subject property for specific negative issues such as: deferred maintenance, functional problems and any other issues, all the data is assembled.

 

The appraisal districts records are reviewed to determine the method used to set their value and comparisons are made to our models.  An appeal summary is generated from our proprietary system that contains all pertinent information to effect the lowest valuation and we proceed to the informal appeal.

 

If we are not satisfied with the informal results, we proceed with the formal board hearing, which is the completion of the administrative appeal process.  If a favorable result is still not achieved, we will determine whether pursuing judicial remedies in district court would be feasible.

The Right Choice for Your Property Tax Program!

As a property owner, a high percentage of your company’s gross revenue is spent on Property Taxes.  Also, a significant amount of your company’s time is devoted to examining these costs and procedures.

Our primary business is helping you minimize and control your property taxes.  CTN takes advantage of the ever-changing property tax laws, insuring you pay no more than your fair share of taxes.  We dedicate a significant amount of resources to analyze and implement strategies to successfully handle all types of assessment issues.

CTN Appraisers and Property Tax Consultants are trained to the highest professional standards in working with any Appraisal District.  Our comprehensive database of market data, assessment statistics and integrated programs provide CTN’s clients a competitive market advantage.  CTNhas a proven track record of success.

The best ideas save the most money!

Office buildings

In Office Building valuation, all approaches to value are analyzed.  In addition to the traditional approaches (Cost, Market, and Income), the subject assessment is compared to other similar office buildings to determine the Uniform and Equal approach based on comparable properties with similar characteristics. Then the best approach for each situation is pursued.  Office Buildings are either income producing or owner occupied.  The appropriate approaches are analyzed to determine the optimum avenue for the best reduction.

No matter the size CTN takes the same approach every time!

For Office buildings, the income approach is typically used.  The actual rents, expenses and occupancy are analyzed; they are then compared to the current market data and capitalized with the appropriate cap rate to arrive at a value indication.  After thorough inspection of the subject property for specific negative issues such as: deferred maintenance, functional problems and any other issues, all the data is assembled.

 

The appraisal districts records are reviewed to determine the method used to set their value and comparisons are made to our models.  An appeal summary is generated from our proprietary system that contains all pertinent information to effect the lowest valuation possible and we proceed to the informal appeal.

 

If we are not satisfied with the informal results, we proceed with the formal Board hearing, which is the completion of the administrative appeal process.  If a favorable result is still not achieved, we will determine whether pursuing judicial remedies in district court would be feasible.

 

BENEFITS from the CTN Bulldog’s

Here are three benefits to keeping Commercial Tax Network (CTN) in your corner up against the heavyweights at the appraisal district.  These benefits are as follows:

  1. CTN will help you to maintain good community relations for your company, while defending your rights as a taxpayer.
  2.  CTN will provide you with proven tax consulting expertise, which will free your staff to concentrate on important internal business matters.
  3.  CTN will determine the appropriate basis for evaluating your taxable property and insure you pay only your fair share of taxes based on this evaluation.

In minimizing your ad valorem tax liability, you will be realizing a significant amount of savings for your company.

The CTN Bulldog in your corner!

With CTN responsible for your real/personal property tax program, you will realize increased productivity from your staff, more focus on your business and greater profits.

5 Questions you may want to ask yourself!

If you answer NO to any questions below, you should contact COMMERCIAL TAX NETWORK IMMEDIATELY about our FREE evaluation of your present tax liabilities.

We don't stop at finding the right piece, we make them fit too!

  1. Do you know that some inventory and personal property is exempt?
  2. Do you know that some equipment may be worth less than then the depreciated value?
  3. Do you know if all of your assets are properly classified?
  4. Do you know if CTN identifies and corrects errors in prior reporting?
  5. Do you know that the same information used in IRS reporting may not be taxable for property taxes?

CTN’s property consultants will comply with new regulations and take advantage of applicable exemptions and deletion of non-taxable assets.

Additional Services Available

  • Delete Double Taxation                                              
  • Property Tax Litigation Support
  • Negotiate Unequal Valuation
  • Compile Tax Estimate Reports
  • Appeal Real Estate Values
  • Audit Property Records For Accuracy

Call or email the Experts for a Free Evaluation 281-897-1119

Email: sales@commercialtax.com