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What information should I include when appealing property taxes

I am a new homeowner and currently putting together information to supporting me property tax appeal. What data should I include as far as declined property values?
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August 07 2011 - Upper Fells Point
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These posts are all right on. Go to your real estate agent for a list of sales that you can present or submit along with any other data you can provide as mentioned by the others.
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August 11 2011
Do you have the "Petition to Review" form from the Department of Assessments and Taxation? It shows what information that will be needed. If you don't have the form, you can download it from the Department of Assessments and Taxations website: http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/petitnrv.pdf

How long ago did you buy your house? If it were within the last 4-6 months, then your appraisal as will your HUD-I (Settlement Statement) will be useful.

Any data you can find for houses surrounding the property that sold at much lower prices than your current tax value will be important too, as that is the same data the Department will be using to determine the petition's worthiness.

The full details on how the tax assessment is done is on the Department of Taxation's website:
http://www.dat.state.md.us/sdatweb/hog.html

Good luck!

Sincerely,
Marney Kirk
Keller Williams Excellence Realty
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August 08 2011
probably the best piece of information you could bring would be a certified appraisal for your property showing market value. If you call your tax appraisers office they would be able to tell you what kind of information they would accept and which they would not.
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August 07 2011
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The most critical piece of information is the actual sold prices of properties similar to yours and close to yours in the time window described in the notice that comes with either your annual assessment or property taxes.

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