Tax Assessment Appeals
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Monroe County Court of Common Pleas Pocono Mountain School District v. Monroe County Board of Assessment Appeals, et al. - Monroe County Docket No. 10745-CV-2008 (September 12, 2012)
Bradford County Court of Common Pleas Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation c. Board of Assessment Appeals of Bradford County, Bradford County Docket No. 2013 AA 0004 (December 8, 2015)
Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate, Inc. f/k/a Ambrosia US Newco, LLC v. Luzerne County Board of Assessment Appeals, et al., Luzerne County Docket No. 2016-11484 (August 8, 2018)
Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas Wilkes Barre Behavioral Hospital v. Luzerne County Board of Assessment Appeals, et al. - Luzerne County Docket No. 2017-12656 (August 14, 2018)
Schuylkill County Court of Common Pleas 60 Green Mountain, LLC v. Schuylkill County Board of Assessment Appeals, et al., Schuylkill County Docket No. S-2391-2012 (November 6, 2014)
63 Green Mountain, LLC v. Schuylkill County Board of Assessment Appeals, et al., Schuylkill County Docket No. S-2390-2012 (November 6, 2014)
Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Duke Energy Fayette II, LLC V. Fayette County Bd. Of Assessment Appeals, 116 A.3d 1176 (Pa. Cmwlth Ct., May 28, 2015)
We Represent Your Best Interests in Tax Assessment Appeals
By reducing your tax obligation, we help you save money for what matters most—ensuring your business’s success. We have worked with Fortune 500 companies, land developers, entrepreneurs, and others looking to decrease their taxes. We put our years of experience and knowledge of local and regional real estate tax code to work for you to help you contest a property evaluation.
Providing You With an Accurate Property Evaluation
We take into account all of the factors when it comes to determining a proper property evaluation. These factors include the construction costs, income approach, and the sales price of similar commercial properties. By doing this, we can determine if the county has overvalued your property, resulting in a higher tax liability for you. We will represent you before a county agency or a courtroom to decrease your property taxes as much as possible.
Tax Assessment Attorneys Wilkes-Barre, PA
Tax Assessment Appeals
However, keep in mind that your property value will change over time as the local markets change. We recommend meeting with us at least once a year to determine if your property value is still accurate based on the current market state, as this can affect your tax liability.
As a tax assessment appeals attorney from Hoegen & Associates, P.C. knows, opening a new business is exciting and challenging. In all of the excitement to get started, you should not forget about possible legal issues that need to be addressed before you start doing business. Here is a list of things that you should know before you open your doors.
How your company is legally structured can have huge ramifications. If you decide to launch your new venture as a sole-proprietor or partnership, your personal assets may be fair game if someone sues your business. In order to protect your personal assets, you may want to start your business as a limited liability company. An LLC requires more time and work to set up, but it will offer some protection for you if your business finds itself on the wrong end of a lawsuit. There are other options too, such as a corporation. A corporation is an entirely separate entity from its owners. The tradeoff is that they are more complex and costly to set up. Be sure to do your homework and pick the solution that is best for your business and tax considerations.
Depending on what state you live in, you might need a state tax ID number in order to pay state taxes. As your tax assessment appeals attorney may suggest, check with your state’s tax authority to find out what the requirements are. Many businesses will also find they need a federal ID number called an EIN. All corporations, companies that hire employees, and businesses that file employer tax returns will need an EIN. If your business needs an EIN, you can apply for one from the IRS.
Businesses are an essential part of the economy. And even smaller to moderately sized businesses can have substantial tax obligations. Failing to satisfy federal and state tax obligations can result in fines, penalties, and audits. Additionally, failing to account for and pay your taxes can interrupt your business and puts you at risk for a termination of operations. We have experience helping both small and large businesses with an array of financial and tax concerns. Whether you need someone for routine annual tax responsibilities, an internal audit, filing and handling a tax appeal, or to learn about tax-saving strategies, we’ve got you covered.
Most business owners who employ people are required to have worker’s compensation insurance. If an employee is injured while working, this insurance will help them cover expenses. In most states, it is a requirement that businesses owners carry worker’s compensation for their workers. Your tax assessment appeals attorney can help you understand the requirements in your state. Worker’s compensation is not the only insurance you should be considering. You will probably need good general liability coverage too. That will protect your business from many different kinds of lawsuits that might otherwise close your doors.
These are just a few legal issues and considerations to think about when you are starting a new business or reviewing your current operations. If any of this seems overwhelming, consider talking with a member of our team, who can answer your questions and guide you through the process.
"Cargill has been associated with Hoegen & Associates since 2013, working exclusively on several large ad valorem valuation reviews and related court cases. Our relationship, and Frank Hoegen's expertise, has provided successful results in each case. Frank truly is a respected and trusted advisor to Cargill and me in managing our property tax related matters, and we look forward to continued success with their firm long into the future."
Dean Jacobs, Cargill
For more information about how we can help you decrease your commercial property taxes with a tax assessment appeal, or to schedule a free consultation, contact us today at 570-820-3332!
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