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Now Automated – Property Tax Assessments for Business Property Owners

By Robert A. Hill, property tax attorney and president, Robert Hill Law, Ltd. Your business property has just been assessed and marketplace knowledge tells you this tax assessment just doesn’t seem right. What to do next? You need additional facts and you need them quickly. You want a simple means to efficiently find hard facts […]

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Robert Hill wins big case for Menards

In a seminal decision, the Minnesota Tax Court ruled that a Menards store located in Moorhead Minnesota had been overassesed by at least 4 million dollars for a number of years. Robert Hill Law, in conjunction with Paradigm Tax Group, successfully prosecuted a reduction of approximately 16 million dollars on behalf of Menards. Robert Hill […]

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Prosecuted for Whistleblowing

Over three years ago, to redress their grievances in having been maliciously prosecuted as revenge for their whistleblowing activities, Lawrence and Sinuon Leiendecker (Leiendeckers) sued Asian Women United of Minnesota (AWUM), its board of directors (“BODs”) and a number of their constituents for various claims including malicious prosecution.  The Leiendeckers survived rule 12 motions to […]

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Real Estate Newsletter from Paradigm Tax Group

Here are 4 articles highlighted in the most recent issue of the Paradigm tax Group newsletter. Ohio Supreme Court Rules: Grain Storage Bins Are Not Taxable As Real Property An Ohio Supreme Court decision made earlier this month ruled that grain storage bins are personal property pursuant to state law and may not be taxed […]

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The Institute for Professionals in Taxation

The Institute, founded in 1976, is a non-profit educational association serving over 4400 members representing approximately 1450 corporations, firms, or taxpayers throughout the United States and Canada. It is the only professional organization that educates, certifies and establishes strict codes of conduct for state and local income, property and sales & use tax professionals who […]

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Big-Box Stores: If You Build Them, Buyers Won’t Come

“Big-box stores” have proven to be a very difficult valuation problem for many assessors over the past five years, as the temptation to assess them at estimated market values in line with smaller, income producing retail stores (or multi-tenant shopping centers), is often too great to pass up. The problem with this approach is that, […]

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