While the annual reporting forms for your company’s personal property return appear simple, the assessment process and property tax laws are complex and vary by state. To achieve a fair assessment, it’s important to receive the right tax insight from a trusted advisor.
Property tax assessors generally value a business’s personal property based on the annual costs the company reports. But annual reporting forms by themselves don’t often provide enough insight into a business and, as a result, often don’t result in an assessment that benefits the company.
Asking the following questions—which aren’t on the annual reporting forms—and making changes to your annual return based on the answers, could help to significantly reduce your assessment.
To realize a lower tax burden, it’s important to stay current with changing property tax laws, including exemptions, abatement and exclusions, and the penalties associated with missed filing deadlines.
Our tailored insight can help reduce the cost of compliance, ease the burden on your company and decrease the risks associated with incorrect, incomplete, or late filings. Our professionals can provide the valuation and property tax services your company needs to fully benefit from exemptions and other tax-mitigation opportunities. These services include the following:
To learn more about our property tax services or arrange a complimentary consultation, visit our state tax web page. You can also contact your local Moss Adams professional or our property tax leaders.
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