Property taxes are frequently the largest non-productive expense incurred by property owners, and proactive management of this expense may result in increased profitability. Now is the time to review your tax assessments to make sure that each property is valued appropriately and that you are paying your fair share, and only your fair share, of the property tax burden. All tax year 2018 complaints must be filed on or before April 1, 2019 with the county boards of revision to contest the property tax valuations. The tax year 2018 values have an assessment date of January 1, 2018 and serve as the basis for property tax bills paid in 2019. For tax year 2018, 24 of Ohio’s 88 counties were required to conduct either a full reappraisal of property values or an update of property values. While property tax values can be challenged in any county for tax year 2018, the following counties are those required to reappraise or update the tax values as of January 1, 2018:

In addition to Ohio, there are many other appeal deadlines approaching in jurisdictions throughout the country. Taxpayers seeking to contest the values established by the auditor or county assessor have a short time-to contest their new valuation. This time frame varies by state and by local jurisdiction and in many cases begins to run upon mailing of a new value notice. Below is a list of states with upcoming appeal deadlines: