Category: Digging Down Into The Details

Hinges and More on Locks

According to the lumber yard we patronize, the way to identify replacement hinges is to measure from top to bottom of the existing materials. Then note if the corners are rounded or squared. Also make sure to replace exterior hinges with exterior hinges. ...

Small Changes With Big Impacts

There are many ways to update the look of your home. Curb appeal usually begins from the front. What catches your eye first? Usually it's the color or façade of a house. Next comes the trim or accent or entrance. To make ...

Updating Windows – Lots of Lessons

There are so many manufacturers and many window types. Some manufacturers are well known brands, and some of those brands are considerably more expensive. We checked with a builder who is a client, looked at their nearby model homes, talked to ...

A Queston About Filing Annual Returns Related to Property Tax Exemptions

"A taxpayer asks: Why must taxpayers file annual returns for some exemptions but not others?" This is a legal question, and the taxpayer should consult with an experience property tax attorney in his or her State, to make sure there is ...

Avoid a BIG TRAP in Florida Property Tax Appeals

Every state has different laws governing property taxes. One of the fundamentals is to know which one of two principles applies for all that follows should be consistent with the correct fundamental. Florida is a value in exchange state. That means ...

Covering The Territory

CPS often is asked where in Florida we have filed appeals. Here's a partial list: Alachua Bay Brevard Broward Charlotte Citrus Collier Columbia Duval Flagler Franklin Hamilton Hernando Highlands Hillsborough Indian River Lake Lee Leon Manatee Marion Martin Miami-Dade Monroe Orange Osceola Palm Beach Pasco Pinellas Polk St. Johns St. Lucie Sarasota Seminole Volusia Washington

Problems That Arise At TRIM Time – and Solutions

  First - Scribner's errors can occur given the long strings of numbers involved in parcel identification numbers. The solution is to file Value Adjustment Board petitions early enough to discover inadvertent errors in those numbers, and to correct them, well ...

Florida Value Adjustment Board Deadlines for 2013

Not all jurisdictions publish Value Adjustment Board deadlines and values in advance of mailing TRIM notices. However some do, and here are a few of the dates - although WE TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OF THIS INFORMATON. It ...

DOR Proposes To Change Time Calculations

A notice, just sent out by the Florida Department of Revenue, fixes a problem of many years. Although almost every other form of deadlines for submissions of tax-related forms extends to the next business day, up to now BY RULE ...

Department of Revenue Value Adjustment Board Training – Changes to 2013 Draft

From Miami to Tallahassee, and places in between, there was an uproar over the 2013 Value Adjustment Board Training draft. More than 100 pages had been deleted. There was no redlined copy so everyone could follow what changed and what ...