December 29, 2017
Last week, Congress passed and President Trump signed the most sweeping tax reform package in more than two decades. And one significant provision of that bill as to individuals is the cap on deductibility of state and local taxes at $10,000 in tax year 2018 and going forward. This led to our “advice” here that … Continue reading Federal Income Tax: IRS muddies the waters on pre-payment of 2018 real estate taxes, but our “advice” stands: Pay them now!
December 24, 2017
Finney Law Firm attorney Chris Finney and County Auditor Emerson”Dusty” Rhodes present on “Property Tax Reduction” at the Greater Cincinnati Real Estate Investors Association (REIA) at 6 PM at the Ramada Plaza at 11320 Chester Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45246 on Thursday, January 4 at 6 PM. A dinner is served beforehand at 5:30 PM. The meeting is … Continue reading Ohio Real Property Law: Attorney Chris Finney and County Auditor Dusty Rhodes to present on “Property Tax Reduction” at the Cincinnati Real Estate Investors Association
September 22, 2017
A recent change to Ohio Revised Code Section 5717.04 will remove the option to file an appeal from a Board of Tax Appeals decision directly to the Ohio Supreme Court. Starting September 29, 2017, Ohioan’s unhappy with a Board of Tax Appeals decision will now have to file their appeal with the local Court of … Continue reading Ohio Budget Bill Includes Changes to Tax Appeals Procedure
June 23, 2017
In a case that was previously discussed here, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an important ruling in a real estate valuation case, Terraza 8, LLC v. Franklin County Board of Revision, 2015-2063, yesterday. R.C. 5713.03 was amended in 2012 – allowing that the auditor may consider a recent sale price as the true value of … Continue reading Real property tax valuation: Ohio Supreme Court ruling gives force to legislative changes
March 7, 2017
Every parcel of real property in Ohio undergoes a major “reappraisal” by the County Auditor’s office every six years and then a minor “update” in the three years in the middle of that six-year cycle. Different counties in Ohio are on a different six year and three year cycle. Below are listed the counties that went through a … Continue reading Ohio tax law: Is your Ohio county starting a new tax triennial?
March 31, 2016
10 Things Finney Law Firm Can Do For You Often times when people think of attorneys they think of lawsuits or criminal charges and as a result that is why they need an attorney. While attorneys are needed to help you deal with lawsuits and criminal matters that is not the end of the list … Continue reading 10 Things An Attorney Can Do For You
February 27, 2016
The Cincinnati-area adult continuing eduction series “Empower U” is presenting this Thursday night “Property Tax Valuation Reduction” by Chris Finney. The Finney Law Firm has handled hundreds of property tax valuation complaints in Ohio and Kentucky in the past two years. This course instructs home and business owners how they can — on their own — … Continue reading Class open to the public: Chris Finney to teach “Property Tax Valuation Reduction” to Empower U
February 1, 2016
Every parcel of real property in Ohio undergoes a major “reappraisal” by the County Auditor’s office every six years and then a minor “update” in the three years in the middle of that six-year cycle. Different counties in Ohio are on a different six year and three year cycle. Below are listed the counties that went through a … Continue reading Is your Ohio county starting a new tax triennial?
January 24, 2016
On Friday, January 20th, our own Chris Finney taught a 3-hour continuing education class before the Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors with Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes. Rhodes has graciously co-taught this course — approximately 12 times — over the past seven years with us. The class, presented to about 35 Realtors, teaches about intricacies of the property tax … Continue reading Chris Finney teaches 2016 Property Tax Valuation class with Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes
August 13, 2015
There are many law firms in greater Cincinnati, some special-purpose and some full-service, and there are many title insurance companies, commercial- and residential-focused. But as a lender, as a consumer, as an investor, as a Realtor, what are the advantages to having a robust title insurance company coupled with a full-service law firm? We think … Continue reading The advantages of a full-service law firm coupled with a title insurance company