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
September 16, 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 is a list of the counties going through … Continue reading Ohio Tax Law: Is your county starting a new tax triennial?
September 14, 2017
In a widely anticipated decision that will have major implications for Ohio businesses, the Ohio Supreme Court today ruled that, for purposes of property tax valuation, sale-leaseback transactions are not “arm’s-length.” Meaning that county auditors and boards of revision should not simply adopt the sale price in such transactions as the “true value” when valuing … Continue reading Ohio Supreme Court: Sale and Leasebacks are not Arm’s-Length Transactions
August 6, 2016
As many of our clients and blog readers know, we are proud to serve as local counsel for the only certified class action in the nation by Tea Party groups challenging the constitutionality and legality of the IRS’ actions in targeting Tea Party groups for additional delay and scrutiny in their tax exemption applications. There are several other … Continue reading D.C. Appellate Court hammers IRS (again) in Tea Party litigation
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 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
The Finney Law Firm has an extensive practice in property tax valuation work, assisting property owners in correcting the valuation of over-assessed properties in Ohio by the County Auditor and in Kentucky by the Property Valuation Administrator. Since its founding, this firm has filed and won (or advantageously settled) more than 300 such Complaints, including … Continue reading It’s Property Tax Valuation time, again!
January 12, 2016
This firm was privileged to serve as class action co-counsel along with Maurice Thompson of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law and Paul DeMarco of the Cincinnati firm of Markovits, Stock and DeMarco in securing a refund of illegally-collected taxes levied by the Indian Hill School District for 2010 through 2014. That legal team has … Continue reading Are you entitled to a refund on Indian Hill School District Class Action Settlement? Here are the details
January 9, 2016
For those readers following the Indian Hill School District class action litigation (read here for more), yesterday, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Martin approved the global settlement. This is good news for all involved, as a six-year legal battle has now wound to a successful end. Today’s Cincinnati Enquirer has an update here. … Continue reading Advocating in the halls of government: Indian Hill class action settlement approved by Judge Steve Martin