Property Tax Reduction Attorney in Cleveland, Ohio Wins Two New Cases
The Cleveland based property tax reduction attorney group at Sleggs, Danzinger & Gill successfully argued and won a Supreme Court appeal that significantly reduced the value of a 205,000 square foot warehouse located in Worthington, Ohio. The case, Worthington City Schools Bd. of Edn. V. Franklin Cty. Bd of Revision 140 Ohio St.3d 248 (2014), was a landmark win for taxpayers seeking to invoke the “owner-opinion rule” which allows owners of property, not otherwise qualified as expert appraisers, to testify as competent witnesses regarding the value of their property.
In another recent case, the property tax reduction attorney group of Sleggs, Danzinger & Gill successfully argued and won a Supreme Court appeal involving a free-standing restaurant building located in Akron, Ohio. The case, Akron City Schools Bd. of Edn. V. Summit Cty. Bd of Revision (2014). In this appeal, the School District attempted to utilize the sale price of the subject property as evidence of value for the current tax year even though the sale occurred more than 24 months prior to the tax lien date. However, the Supreme Court agreed with the Taxpayer’s arguments and held that a sale occurring more than 24 months before the tax lien date should not be presumed to be “recent” when different value has been determined for that lien date as part of the six year reappraisal.
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