Lower your property tax assessment with help from the experts at Assessment Counselling Services.
Real Property Taxes

Property taxation is the only form of taxation that is based upon an opinion. That is, an opinion of value. The State Board of Equalization approves three approaches to value in assessing real property, namely the comparable sales approach, the income approach and the cost approach. A successful appeal of property taxes starts with knowing how to use the evidence or facts with the approved tools (the appraisal process) and communicating an opinion of value to the Assessor or the Assessment Appeals Board.

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Personal Property Taxes

All personal property and fixtures used in a business or trade in California are subject to property taxation unless there is a specific exemption that applies. Most businesses do not have the staffing and expertise in fixed asset valuation and reporting.

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Aircraft Property Taxes

General Aviation aircraft assessments are complicated. The Assessor is mandated to use either Blue Book or comparable sales. Unfortunately, comparable sales are very difficult to identify due to confidentiality agreements that do not allow for disclosure of transactions to third parties.

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Why Assessment Counselling Services?

ACS has been professionally representing California taxpayers with property tax disputes since 1987. What separates us from the competition is our experience, knowledge and advocacy skills.

We always attempt to first resolve disputes directly with the Assessor. In the event that the Assessor is not persuaded with our analysis, we aggressively pursue resolution at the Assessment Appeals Board. We have successfully represented thousands of properties before the Board and have a reputation for being well prepared.

With most of our consultants being former employees of the Assessor’s Office, ACS knows how the property tax process works, down to the smallest detail. Our extensive knowledge of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Assessor Handbooks, local assessment procedures and a strong background in the appraisal process gives us a huge advantage.

ACS is your trusted advocate who deals directly with the Assessor’s Office to ensure that your property tax assessment is reasonable. Contact us to see how we add value to your bottom line.

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