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Tax Assessment Appeal form

Discussion in 'Urgent - Help Needed' started by Tim in NJ, Mar 15, 2006.

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  1. Tim in NJ

    Tim in NJ New Member

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    Feb 7, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    New Jersey
    What is the most acceptable format for a single family tax assessment appeal? I had a negative response from a Tax Board member for presenting a prevoius one on a 1004. Any help?
     
  2. Walter Kirk

    Walter Kirk Senior Member

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    Jun 24, 2003
    Professional Status:
    Licensed Appraiser
    State:
    New Jersey
    I have used the URAR for tax appeals in Camden, Burlington, Gloucester, Atlantic and Cape May Counties for many years, no one has ever objected to it
     
  3. john mello

    john mello New Member

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    Feb 12, 2002
    Professional Status:
    Certified General Appraiser
    State:
    Massachusetts
    A FNMA1004 (URAR-06/93) form for an improved single-family residential property is acceptable at the first level of review. An appraiser and assessor in Massachusetts, I have prepared an appraisal for ad valorem appeal on such a form and the board on which I serve as an assessor has accepted for ad valorem appeal appraisal reports completed on the 1004. The critical guideline is that the inteded use be defined as ad valorem appeal and the appraisal process conform to USPAP (Stds. 1, 2, 6, etc.) as well as to the mass appraisal parameters that apply in the subject property's jurisdiction. It's worthwhile to note, however, that a summary report format may not be evidentiary if the appeal is moved up to a higher level of court review. In such cases, a self-contained report may be the only acceptable format for admission as evidence.
     
  4. jay trotta

    jay trotta Elite Member

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    Feb 8, 2004
    Professional Status:
    Certified Residential Appraiser
    State:
    Connecticut
    recently did one on the old form, no negative input from the board members, but did get some interesting feed back;

    the town we did the appeal work; assessor now considers the "Unfinished Attic" area into the GLA and calls it - "Finished Living Area"; compounded by line item adjustments that were inaccurate and both heating & cooling that were inaccurate.

    the answer we got was, "we know the field card is wrong, but the whole town is the same and therefore equal" - I say whaaaaaat
    it has come down to, we're in control and don't care what you can prove, your still not getting any adjustment, now that right there is Politics at it's HBU.....amazing.
     
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