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This two-and-a-half-day workshop, to be held in Orlando, FL, will cover the latest property tax issues and trends companies are dealing with in 2023 and will deal with in the future – including an in-depth review of the latest developments in property tax legislation and litigation throughout the U.S. Presenters will be leading experts in the property tax field. Only employees of COST member and non-COST member companies are invited to attend.

Meet Our Experts

Brendan Baker

Managing Director, Property Tax, DMA

Patrick Price

Vice President of Operations, Property Tax, DMA


Tips to Mitigating Negative Press with Property Tax Appeals
Wednesday, August 2nd – 8:15 – 9:15 am

Speakers: Patrick Price

As the saying goes, politics are local and when filing appeals impacting local revenue – things can spin out of control quickly with the bombardment of negative news regarding a property tax appeal. This session will provide tips to keep the tax appeal conversation positive and best practices to deal with (and work with) local government officials concerned about revenue losses from a property tax appeal.

Don’t Pay Twice – Keeping Real and Personal Property Separate
Wednesday, August 2nd – 1:35 – 2:35 pm

Speaker: Brendan Baker

It’s tough enough to challenge a property tax assessment without having to worry about having the same piece of property subject to tax as both real and personal property.  The threshold issue is – what is the proper characterization of the property for property tax purposes?  Adding to the confusion, states will classify the same type of property differently based on their laws, regulations, or practices. In addition, assessments of real property can often inadvertently include personal property. For instance, when a renovation has taken place, sometimes business fixtures classified as personal property will also be picked up on the tax rolls as part of the real property tax base.  The panelists in this session will provide examples of the differing classifications of property in the states, along with tips to prevent double-assessments. Lastly, procedures to confirm that nontaxable property is excluded will also be addressed.

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