Category Archives: Ad Valorem Assessments

Is a lease always just a lease?

After the owner of a Florida shopping center found itself getting billed for property taxes on land it does not own, an appellate court had to figure out whether a lease is just a lease. CONTINUE READING...

Does filing a lawsuit challenging property taxes get you out of paying them while the suit is pending?

Taxpayers must remember that filing a lawsuit to challenge your county property appraiser’s valuation of your property, or denial of an exemption from ad valorem taxes, does not get you out of paying while the suit is pending. What happens, though, when the lawsuit covers one tax year but goes on for more than one? CONTINUE READING...

My marina has to pay property taxes but yours doesn’t?

Does a marina serve a public purpose? Does it matter if the marina is owned by a city or a private business owner? CONTINUE READING...

First DCA holds that 60 day deadline to challenge tax assessments does not apply to challenges to tax liens

In Genesis Ministries, Inc. v. Brown, Case No. 1D15-1310 (Fla. 1st DCA February 16, 2016), the First District Court of Appeal held that a challenge to a property tax lien does not need to be filed within 60 days of the certification of the tax roll. CONTINUE READING...