Tag Archives: dor

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 ...

Florida Property Tax Activities

Lots of activity in Florida regarding property tax policies. Local assessors are completing tax rolls for submission to the Department of Revenue. Many jurisdictions have sent their data to the State which is very busy reviewing information. DOR has until the ...

Big Step Forward For Florida Taxpayers

For the first time, to the best of our knowledge, the Florida Department of Revenue filed a brief on behalf of a Florida taxpayer. There is a Homestead Exemption case before the Supreme Court. DOR agrees with the legal positions ...

Insights Into The Litigation Against DOR

First - it's important to remember that State laws govern property taxes. So what the laws are in Nevada, or Michigan, or New York, in fact everywhere, are not the same as the laws in Florida. Second - so what's just ...

The Other DOR Victory

CRAPO v. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ED CRAPO, AS PROPERTY APPRAISER OF ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA, ERVIN A. HIGGS, FORMER PROPERTY APPRAISER OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, NOW KARL BORGLUM, AS PROPERTY APPRAISER OF MONROE COUNTY, FLORIDA, and TIMOTHY "PETE" SMITH, AS PROPERTY APPRAISER ...

DOR Win In Significant Litigation Protects Taxpayers Rights

After oral arguments on February 22nd, two business days later, the court issued the following, which affirms the Opinion of the DOAH (administrative law) judge. VAB Training, DOR's statement(s) on the non-applicability of  Higgs v. Good to VAB process, and PTO ...

A Phone Call Request From a Property Appraiser’s Deputy

The caller asked for an explanation regarding the disqualification of a certain sale of real property that was conveyed "subject to" a long-term lease with a public corporation of high credit. TO:         (deleted) Office of the Property Appraiser  FROM:  Sheila Anderson  DATE:   February 1, ...

More From DOR – On The Presumption Of Correctness

CPS objected, more than once, to a special magistrate ruling on the Presumption of Correctness before permitting rebuttal and testimony from petitioner. The special magistrate refused to honor the objection, therefore giving a strong advantage to the property appraiser. A complaint was ...

DOR Responds To A Due Process Concern

There were VAB Hearings, the other day, during which a special magistrate determined that the presumption of correctness was applicable. BUT prior to that Finding, the petitioner had not been given an opportunity to rebut the presentation of the property appraiser.   Other ...

Another Way Assessment Differs From Appraisal

 At a VAB Hearing yesterday, a question arose. Had the Property Appraiser properly disqualified comparable sales because they were foreclosures or deeds in lieu? CPS agreed with the disqualifications, but the special magistrate did not because he said in appraisal foreclosed transactions ...