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Maryland municipalities challenging assessments

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2013

Montgomery County and other Maryland jurisdictions are looking at commercial property assessments more critically. This examination has been prompted

New common level ratio factor for Philadelphia may mean realty transfer tax refunds

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 16 2013

For straightforward real estate transactions involving a deed for consideration, the Pennsylvania realty transfer tax is based on the purchase price

Buildings on ground leases subject to Pennsylvania real estate tax: Pennsylvania Supreme Court ups the ante for taxing improvements

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 8 2012

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that even where a landlord merely ground leases land to a tenant who builds a building on itand the landlord collects rent only on the landthe value of that building is subject to real estate tax

Deadlines for Pennsylvania real property tax appeals

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 31 2012

In view of current market conditions, now is a good time to review your company’s real estate portfolio to consider assessment appeals for tax year 2013

Baltimore City's Enterprise Zone boundaries to be redrawn - some businesses must act to preserve tax credits

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 19 2012

The boundaries of Baltimore City’s Enterprise Zone will be redefined under a recent proposal, and businesses located in areas that will lose their Enterprise Zone designation have a limited window in which to act to preserve eligibility for certain tax credits

IDOTs at risk in Maryland legislature

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

Indemnity deeds of trust (IDOTs) have been used for decades in Maryland to defer recordation taxes on commercial financing transactions

Maryland developers watching key bills in legislature

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2012

More than 2,400 bills are currently pending before the Maryland General Assembly that will directly or indirectly affect developers if they become law

Philadelphia real estate tax reduction opportunity

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 8 2011

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has just published its annual tax assessment ratio report for each county, and, if its finding stands, many Philadelphia property owners may be able to achieve substantial savings on their real estate taxes

2011 New Jersey tax assessments: considering an appeal

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 2 2011

During the next several weeks, New Jersey real property taxpayers will receive their annual green postcards stating 2011 assessments for real estate tax purposes

Philadelphia requires tax clearance certification before filing appeal to the Zoning Board of Adjustment

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 5 2011

Effective January 1, 2011, an applicant intending to file a petition of appeal requesting zoning relief from the Philadelphia Zoning Board of Adjustment must first obtain a tax clearance certificate from a new Philadelphia Revenue Department Web site launched earlier this week