Property Tax Appeal Services
In the event of an untimely property tax assessment increase, Paradigm Tax Group’s team of expert consultants are here to assure that your appeal case is prepared thoroughly and in a timely manner. Our experts will make sure that not only is your parcel set up for an optimal appeal, but that you understand the appeal process and are familiar with all valuation criteria we are working with to prepare your real property tax appeal.
Our Appeals Process
Paradigm’s Real and/or Personal Property Tax Review and Appeal Services are performed by our own consultants who are primarily certified appraisers and former tax assessors. These experts work on behalf of the client and are experienced in performing annual assessment reviews, filing, and presenting tax appeal cases to local tax assessors and assessment boards. The following process provides a brief overview of the primary steps and phases that Paradigm’s Managing Consultants will follow for Real and/or Personal Property Tax Assessment Review and Appeal Services.
During the first phase of our appeal process, a local tax expert will review your entire portfolio or the properties in question and establish a benchmarking analysis to determine where best to find savings opportunities. This planning step also includes establishing a heat map of your tax appeal opportunities and building a status report that will be updated throughout the appeal cycle.
Once your dedicated expert begins the initiation phase of our tax appeal process, we will work to establish target values of your properties and create a matrix that maps out savings opportunities within each parcel. Your parcels will be uploaded into our proprietary Portfolio Management Database, Ascend, that was created specifically to streamline the appeal process for large national portfolios. The cloud-based software application provides our clients with a secure way to view their appeal data in real time, along with any other reporting needed across their entire portfolios.
As we establish data needs and timelines for your appeals, we will be able to identify any holes in our current set of data that need to be filled, as well as finalize our assessment approach to ensure your appeal is finalized in a thorough and timely fashion as some deadlines are set for only 15 days after receiving your property’s assessment.
During the due diligence phase of our appeal process, our team will finalize the target values of your parcels and the matrix which outlines all savings opportunities available, as well as assign your appeals and deliver the appeal packet which will inform you of all measures being taken to save money on your assessments.
While our team works to execute your property tax appeals, we will conduct preliminary discussions with necessary local and national assessors to ensure an optimal outcome for your appeals. Once preliminary discussions are complete, our team will conduct all informal and formal appeals on your behalf, providing you regular status reports as needed, with real time data available for your viewing in our Ascend platform.
Once appeals have been filed and our team has been informed of the status of your parcel’s final value, our team will deliver your updated appeal status reports and break down the final assessments for you by parcel. The completion of our appeal process also comes with a final closing report that will be sent directly to you and uploaded to Ascend. As we value our clients and their feedback, we will also deliver opinion surveys.
Tax Minimization Results
Our services support you throughout every phase of the Asset Life Cycle.
Property Tax Minimization Services for when you are looking to acquire, expand, or develop a property.
Property Tax Minimization Services for real estate and manufacturing property in the operation and capitalization phase.
Property Tax Reduction Services for when you are planning to dispose of or contract property.
One of the key components of our appeals process is our proprietary technology platform, Ascend, that was specifically created to serve as a secure, real time appeal tracking tool for portfolios of any size. Each step of the way, your data will be available for analysis within Ascend, as will any custom reports deemed beneficial for your portfolio analysis. View key data points like our pre-appeal comparative market analysis and our final reports upon appeal closeout.Learn More
Paradigm Tax Group is here to support your entire portfolio through every phase of the asset lifestyle. From pre-acquisition due diligence to tax operation and disposition, our national network of experts is here to ensure no savings opportunities are missed. View some of our other primary service areas below:
If you are not sure when the value of your real property or tangible personal property is assessed or when the deadline for an appeal is, take a look at our calendar and find out by state.