Drey Cooley to present on Strategies for Contesting Real Estate Tax Appraisals

St. Louis, MO commercial real estate tax appeal attorney, Drey Cooley, will present a live webcast concerning “Strategies for Contesting Real Estate Tax Appraisals” and “Ethics for Real Estate Tax Attorneys” for the National Business Institute on December 15, 2014 at 9am (central).  Strategies for presenting appeals to County Boards of Equalization and the Missouri State Tax Commission will be discussed.

The content on this post does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only.  You should not act upon the information presented on this website without seeking the advice of legal counsel.  Should you wish to speak to an experienced commercial and residential real estate tax appeals attorney, please feel free to contact me directly. You may also view more information concerning my legal services and background.

St. Charles County Medical Buildings’ Real Estate Taxes Substantially Reduced

In consolidated real estate tax appeals, SSM Health Care (“SSM”) successfully appealed the real estate property assessments dictated by the St. Charles County, Missouri Assessor (and sustained by the St. Charles County Board of Equalization) for tax years 2011 and 2012 on two of its properties. The appeals concerned two adjoining pieces of real estate:

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Tax Appeal Succesful in Setting Aside Missouri Real Estate Assessment

On April 21, 2011, the Missouri State Tax Commission set aside the St. Louis County Board of Equalization’s decision to affirm the true value set by St. Louis County Assessor on 39 Glen Eagles Drive, residential real estate located in Ladue, Missouri.  The Assessor appraised the property at $2,096, 400 (which equates to an assessed value of $398,320).  The St. Louis County Board of Equalization sustained that assessment.  Following Complainant’s successful appeal to the State Tax Commission, the hearing officer set aside the Board’s decision and set the true value of the property at $1,903,140 (which equates to an assessed value of $361,600 for tax assessment purposes).

Case Reference:  Dierberg v. Zimmerman, Tax Appeal 09-14593

The content on this post does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only.  You should not act upon the information presented on this website without seeking the advice of legal counsel.  Should you wish to speak to an experienced commercial and residential real estate tax appeals attorney, please feel free to contact me directly. You may also view more information concerning my legal services and background.

St. Louis County Residential Real Estate Tax Assessment Set Aside on Appeal

On April 27, 2011, the Missouri State Tax Commission set aside the 2009-2010 assessed value on 18 Clerbrook Lane, a single-family residential property located in Ladue, Missouri.  St. Louis County set the true value for the real estate on January 1, 2009 at $520,000 (which equates to an assessed value of $98,800).  The Complainant and Respondent (St. Louis County Assessor) offered competing appraisals, both utilizing sales comparison (market) methodology.  The State Tax Commission’s hearing officer found both appraisals credible and utilized all sales comparables in arriving at $501,400 as the true value of the property and setting aside the St. Louis County Board of Equalization’s decision.

Case Reference:  Smith v. Zimmerman, Tax Appeal 09-14457

The content on this post does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only.  You should not act upon the information presented on this website without seeking the advice of legal counsel.  Should you wish to speak to an experienced commercial and residential real estate appeals attorney, please feel free to contact me directly. You may also view more information concerning my legal services and background.