When a person begins to describe property, they might be a little leery to talk about anything other than land or a home. However, property is basically anything that is owned by a person or even a company. So, you are talking about cars, clothes, and even pets in addition to any real estate. All of those things can be … Read the rest
Property Tax Law Articles
Owning a home in New Hampshire comes with so many different legal concerns. There are so many things to know, whether you are just signing the paperwork for the mortgage or you have owned the home for years and now need to determine what to do with it when a spouse dies. Owning a house jointly with another person may … Read the rest
State and local taxes, or SALT, are taxes charged in addition to any federal taxes. Many states and localities charge these taxes. Most states choose to use income and sales tax, as well as property and real estate taxes for their state and local taxes. However, in the state of New Hampshire, property and real estate taxes cover the local … Read the rest
Have you ever checked out your property tax card for any land you currently own? Every parcel of land in New Hampshire has one of these cards. Or at least they used to. The form of the tax card has changed over the years, thanks to technology.
Years ago, you could head to the Assessor’s Office in your town or … Read the rest
The New Hampshire Supreme Court has upheld a denial of tax abatement for a commercial property in Dover.
I) Background on Tax Abatement in New Hampshire
Municipal ad-valorem property taxes are based on the fair market value of the subject property. If a city values the property for more than it is actually worth, the property owner ends up … Read the rest
March 1, 2021 is the deadline to challenge your 2020 real estate taxes.
Please keep in mind the deadline to challenge your 2020 real estate taxes is March 1, 2021. Your request for a refund must be postmarked by this date and addressed to the municipality in order for the municipality to grant you a refund. You can obtain a … Read the rest
NH Supreme Court Clarifies Standard for Complying with Tax Abatement Application Signature Requirements
Property owners and triple net tenants may challenge their New Hampshire real estate taxes when the assessed value of their property is disproportionately higher than the assessed values of other properties in the municipality. The applicable statute, RSA 76:16, requires taxpayers to certify a good faith … Read the rest
Alfano Law attorney, John Hayes, successfully challenged a provision of the tax-deeding statute that permitted municipalities to profit from the sale of tax-deeded properties. While the tax deeding statute required municipalities to distribute profit to former owners if they sold the property within three years, the law does not require municipalities to sell tax-deeded properties within that time-frame.
In the … Read the rest
Last month, Paul Alfano attended the William and Mary Law School’s 16th annual Property Rights Conference in Williamsburg, VA.
Some of the top property professors in the country participated in panel discussions, including Stephen J. Early, winner of this year’s Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize, and prior winners of the prize, Professor James W. Ely, Jr., Professor Stewart … Read the rest
Several months ago, a few of us at Alfano Law Office noticed the frequency with which our office fights municipalities to protect property rights. Property rights are more than just things in your home or office. They include the right to use and develop land, the right to be paid full market value should the government take your property through … Read the rest