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Kevin J. Moore Conducting Zoom Webinar on CA’s Prop 19

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California’s recently passed Prop 19, is increasing residential property taxes. Please register for Kevin J. Moore’s Zoom webinar here: to learn more about this and what you can do to properly prepare. The Zoom webinar will be conducted on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 from 2:00pm-3:00pm PST.

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A Recent Appeal Won By KJM Has Been Certified For Publication

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An appeal Kevin J. Moore recently won in a property tax assessment matter has been certified for publication upon multiple requests by various taxpayer groups & property tax law firms. As a result, this is now precedent in the State of California and can be used as a reference for other law firms with similar cases. More information:

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KJM Recently Quoted in Law 360 News Article

Kevin J Moore was recently quoted in a Law 360 news article titled “Calif Justices Remand ‘Cryptic’ Findings In $368M Hotel Row” discussing a successful property tax appeal on behalf of firm client Next Century Associates, LLC.  Next Century purchased a prominent hotel located in Century City, and challenged the property tax assessment it received on the grounds that the property declined in value following the financial crisis.  Next Century’s effort to […]

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Don’t Forget Property Tax Issues When Planning Your Estate

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As a property owner or investor, you know the drill: the tax assessor establishes the value of any property you own at the time of purchase and you are responsible for the taxes based on that assessment. Your property tax rate may go up annually – but not by more than 2% a year thanks to Proposition 13. But what happens when you pass your property on as part of […]

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IRS Proposed Rules Will Substantially Increase Estate and Gift Taxes

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On August 2, 2016 the IRS announced proposed rule changes that may have important consequences for assets that are owned by families.  If the rules are finalized in their current proposed form, they will likely go into effect in December 2016.  As is explained in more detail below, it is imperative that families that are contemplating transferring assets to family members act now to lock in the current more favorable […]

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From Deadlines to Refunds: Challenging Your Property Tax Bill

In my post last week, I talked about challenging your property tax bill, and how such challenges can often be successful. This applies especially in instances where the county mistakenly reassesses the value of real estate, and in some others where appellants question the county’s valuation of their property. There are, of course — and I didn’t mention this last time — some additional reasons to appeal a property tax […]

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Exclusions and Errors: Can You Challenge Your Property Tax Bill?

If you own real estate in California then you know that it’s tax time. The county sent you your most recent property tax bill about two months ago, in early October. The payment came due on November 1, and you have until December 10 to mail it and avoid the ten percent fine for delinquency. So far, so good. But what if your property tax bill seems too high? Mistakes […]

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