Property Tax Appeals & Compliance

Assessment Review & Management   

Byrne & Clayton reviews real and personal property tax assessments for fairness.  Our experts understand the issues affecting value.  These experts also possess the local knowledge of the assessing jurisdictions.  We work together with our clients to proactively identify excessive assessments, quantify the applicable issues, and provide negotiation and appeal services.


Our appeal services include:

  • Gathering market information

  • Obtaining internal company information

  • Developing valuation analyses

  • Filing the assessment appeals applications

  • Negotiations and representations before the assessor and applicable assessment appeal boards


Business Personal Property Compliance 

Because property taxes represent one of the largest expenses to property owners, our property tax services are focused on bottom line results--saving our client's property tax dollars.  



Property Tax Compliance Services 

Byrne & Clayton will prepare and timely file required business personal property returns.  Our return preparation process includes:

  • A detailed review of fixed assets to identify: 

    • Correct asset classification

    • Non-taxable items

    • Ghost assets

    • Duplicate assessments

    • Additional potential depreciation benefits

  • Identification of planning and tax savings opportunities



Additional property tax services provided by Byrne & Clayton include:

  • Return preparation consultation

  • Preacquisition analysis

  • Unit value appraisals

  • Cost of capital studies

  • Intangible asset studies

  • Ghost asset studies

  • Obsolescence analysis

  • Replacement cost new studies

  • Exemption analysis

  • Abatement reviews

  • Expert witness testimony