International Association of Assessing Officers

International Association of Assessing Officers

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Paul S. Final 2013 PA Common Level Ratios Certified

Effective June 18, 2014, the 2013 common level ratios (CLR) have been established by The PA Department of Community & Economic Development for Pennsylvania counties. The 2013 ratios are used to equate real estate...

  • 2 months ago

Paul S. Pennsylvania Real Estate Assessment Appeal Deadlines

Deadlines to file real estate assessment appeals in Pennsylvania are pending and most county deadlines in Pennsylvania fall between August 1 and the first Monday in October 2014 (Philadelphia). Several counties have moved...

  • 3 months ago

Fix This Process: Recorded Document to Mapped Parcel

When talking about workflow within the parcel mapping environment, most people think of the workflow associated with completing a split or a join. There’s nothing wrong with that, we do the same th...

  • 4 months ago

Billy B.

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The top 5 problems we see for many assessment organizations are: The lack of property data that's organized and accessible in one placeThe underutilization of GIS in the assessment process CAMA tables are overly complicated...

  • 5 months ago

I recently (March 27, 2014) spoke at the World Bank Land & Poverty Conference in Washington, D.C. I presented on the role of private industry in assisting the public sector to modernize land and property information systems....

  • 5 months ago

Nassau County was dealt a decisive blow to its financial prospects on February 18 when the State’s highest court held that it had exceeded its constitutional authority in attempting to shirk its obligation to pay tax refunds...

  • 6 months ago

Paul S. Philadelphia Property Owners Can Pay 2013 Tax Amounts While 2014 Assessment Appeals Are Pending

As referenced in the attached link from, property owners who filed real estate assessment appeals for the 2014 tax year in the City of Philadelphia can pay the lower 2013 real estate tax amount while their appeals...,

  • 7 months ago

Paul S. Actual Value Initiative Update - City of Philadelphia Tax Appeals

In conjunction with the City of Philadelphia's Actual Value Initiative (AVI) that brings property assessments to 100% market value for the tax year 2014, the City faces an uphill challenge in resolving real estate assessment...

Philadelphia's new property tax plan has sent appeals soaring and the backlog could last years, leaving taxpayers in limbo.

  • 7 months ago

By Billy Burle, VP Sales and Marketing It’s been said that “if a picture is worth a thousand words, a map is worth a thousand pictures”.  I couldn’t agree more.  The power of maps and GIS is the ab...

  • 7 months ago

In December of 2013 the Legislature expanded Real Property Tax Law Section 458-a. This revision allows school districts, by local option after a public hearing, to offer veterans a significant property tax exemption. A...

  • 7 months ago