Many companies pay
more in local property taxes than they do in sales and income taxes
combined and assume that itís just another fixed expense. That doesnít
have to be the case. Lowering property taxes by negotiating a fair and
equitable assessment is one of the most important steps a company can
take to immediately reduce its expenses and increase its cashflow.
While most firms pursue income tax strategies, far too few subject
property tax assessments to the same degree of scrutiny.
ICPS Business Solutions has experienced and qualified individuals who each
have 20-plus years of history providing property tax savings to
businesses throughout the United States. We specialize in both real and
personal property tax reductions.
A few of the items we study for both real estate and personal property include:
Whether the authorities are properly valuing the assets based on the use, type of construction, size, capacity, etc.;
The fair market value of the property on the open market;
Economic obsolescence factors that may have arisen in the industry or the situs of the property; and,
Functional obsolescence that may exist such as add-on construction, out
of date design, and/or lack of modern construction materials and
Personal property tax returns which could include retired or ghost assets.
It is very important that assets be placed on the tax rolls in a fair
and market justifiable manner. Should inaccuracies occur, we can
address them and employ supportable data to establish an accurate
We have testified and negotiated property tax reductions with local and
state authorities throughout the country for clients including:
Light and heavy manufacturing
Chemical and oil refineries
Coal and nuclear electric power generating plants
Industrial & Commercial facilities paying >$50,000 in either real or personal property tax annually.
Older Industrial plants with add-on construction throughout the years creating obsolescence.
Newly constructed buildings where taxable value is above actual cost to construct.
Commercial & Industrial properties.
Industrial buildings using concrete tilt-up wall panel construction (a unique opportunity in Indiana).
Companies with multiple locations or recently consolidated locations.
If we can't save your company money, you pay us nothing!