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Georgia Passes Alternative Ad Valorem Tax on Motor Vehicles

Georgia Passes Alternative Ad Valorem Tax on Motor Vehicles

Georgia State Legislators have passed a new alternative ad valorem tax on motor vehicles applicable for tax years beginning on or after 01/01/2014. The new legislation allows for certain vehicles covered under the International Registration Plan (IRP) to an annual alternative ad valorem tax which will be collected at the same time as the IRP … Read More

Personal Property Exemption Changes in Idaho

Personal Property Exemption Changes in Idaho

Idaho legislation has enacted House Bill H315 (effective retroactive to  1/1/2013), which provides an exemption from property taxes for the first $100,000 of a taxpayer’s personal property that is not otherwise exempt from taxation, except for certain vehicles that a registration fee has not been paid. Taxpayers must file an application for the exemption. Previously, … Read More

Massachusetts Extends Online Filing Deadline for the Annual Certification of Entity Tax Status

Massachusetts Extends Online Filing Deadline for the Annual Certification of Entity Tax Status

Massachusetts Department of Revenue has announced that they are extending the April 1st deadline for business entities to certify their tax status, via the online application located on their WebFile for Business website, to April 12, 2013.  This online filing assists assessors in determining which businesses qualify for various property tax exemptions.  Businesses that do … Read More

Utah Assessments Impacted By The Presence Of An Endangered Species

Utah Assessments Impacted By The Presence Of An Endangered Species

Utah legislation has enacted House Bill H112 (effective 1/1/2014), which provides a provision related to the assessment of property if a threatened or endangered species is present. When assessing the fair market value of property, a county assessor must consider whether a threatened or endangered species is present on any portion of the property, including … Read More