Property taxes represent the largest annual expense incurred in the operation of real estate. This expense can be controlled and minimized through the efforts of a qualiﬁed property tax consultant.The selection of a consultant is as crucial as the selection of a tax attorney or accounting ﬁrm which would represent you in any other contested tax matter.
To successfully challenge a tax assessment, one must overcome the Property Appraiser’s statutory “presumption of correctness,” and clearly demonstrate “just value,” as deﬁned by law. When selecting a property tax consultant, the owner should conﬁrm the consultant’s:
- legal expertise to understand Florida law and its application to tax assessments;
- experience and resources to research and analyze the real estate markets;
- long-term familiarity with local real estate markets and market trends, which is
necessary to determine the comparability of a sale to a client’s property.
To assist you in making this important decision, we are providing you with information regarding the members of our ﬁrm, some of the clients we have represented since 1982, and answers to questions frequently asked concerning property tax appeals.
We represent owners on a “contingent fee” basis. Accompanying this brochure is our standard contingent fee agreement. If you would like for us to represent you in connection with your tax assessment, please complete, sign and return the agreement.
If you should have any questions concerning the enclosed agreement, or our service, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Very truly yours,
PROPERTY TAX CONSULTANTS, LTD.
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