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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:39pm
Property owners sometimes feel that the State Department of Assessment and Taxation (SDAT)'s estimate of their property value, which determines the amount of annual real estate taxes they must pay, is too high. The assessment appeal process is available to allow property owners the opportunity to dispute the value determined by SDAT. Property values rise and fall to reflect the market. Property owners should file an appeal when they believe that their property is valued above current market value. Appeals may be filed on three occasions: 1) upon receipt of an assessment notice; 2) by a petition for review; and 3) upon purchase of property between January 1st and June 30th.
APPEAL ON REASSESSMENT Property owners will normally receive a Notice of Assessment every three years that shows the old assessed market value as well as the new assessed value. The new value reflects the market influence and other conditions affecting the property from the time of the last assessment. If you decide to appeal, the first step is to reply to the Notice of Assessment by signing and returning the appeal form within...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 12:24pm
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
In response to the title industry’s suggestions for online tax bills, the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) as of August 15th, 2012 has made the tax bills available online. The tax bill can be found at the Taxpayer Service Center– Search Real Property Assessment Database:
http://otr.cfo.dc.gov/otr/site/default.asp Then click “Real Property Service Center” and then “Real Property Tax Database Search” and finally “Search Real Property Assessment Database”.
After entering the specific search criteria such as Square, Suffix, Lot, Address, etc; the “View Current Bill” option is located at the bottom right of the page.
VIEW CURRENT BILL
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:03am
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 9:43am
Effective June 1, 2012 individual nonresident sellers will be required to withhold 7 % of Their “Total payment” as defined in the background information set out below:
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