Is your residential or commercial property overassessed?

With the California real estate market on the upswing, what kinds of properties are over assessed by County Assessors?  One huge area is new construction. Generally, County Assessors are very aggressive in valuing new construction, whether residential or commercial, so these reassessments should be reviewed and likely appealed. There is no downside in filing an […]

Massive property tax reduction in Alameda County.

Our client engaged Shannon & Snyder to reduce the assessed value of their 87,000 square foot light manufacturing building in Fremont. With a 2012 assessed value of $13,100,000, the assessor put on a case to the Appeals Board at $9,500,000.  Shannon & Snyder put on its case for an assessed value of $5,100,000 (roughly a $4 […]

$28,451.93 reasons we made this client smile!

Shannon and Snyder CPAs helped this Santa Clara property owner appeal their commercial property tax. The assessed value was reduced from $3,346,397 to $1,000,000 resulting in the tax refund above. Warning! The tax appeal filing season for many California counties ends SEPTEMBER 15th. The other counties are November 30th. Is it your turn to save thousands […]

The commercial property tax appeal process in California

We asked Bill to share his knowledge of the appeals process and what is involved for the property owner. Bill Snyder is a certified public accountant with specialized knowledge in California property tax law and the appeals process. He has been a CPA for over 30 years and is a partner in the accounting firm […]