As a business in New Hampshire, if you have qualifying research and manufacturing expenditures, you are allowed to file for the New Hampshire Research and Development Tax Credit. The credit you receive will be based upon the amount you paid people in your company, as they worked on “discovering information which constitutes qualified research and development of a new or … 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
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
The N.H. Board of Tax and Land Appeals (BTLA), an administrative board that is responsible for deciding appeals of denial of property tax abatements, has extended all deadlines for mediation to June 1, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A party is not required to file a request for a written extension. The BTLA sets a deadline for … Read the rest
Governor Sununu’s Emergency Order 25 authorizes municipalities to “grant blanket abatements of the interest charged on all property taxes not paid after their assessment for the duration of the State of Emergency….” This power already exists under RSA 76:16 and RSA 29:12, although the emergency order simplifies the process for the county portion of taxes.
•A municipality … Read the rest
March 1, 2020 is the deadline to challenge your 2019 real estate taxes.
The process for obtaining a real estate tax refund – or “abatement” – can be mysterious. Thankfully, our affiliated company, Allobar Strategies, has a free downloadable primer to answer your questions.
The primer addresses issues such as “fair market value” versus “assessed value,” grounds for an abatement, … 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
Assets are not just about houses and large bank accounts. Cars, clothing, books, and other personal property are all assets that become part of an estate when someone dies. Surviving family members cannot just immediately clean out and sell a house. It is impossible to predict when something will happen to us or a loved one and that is why … Read the rest