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1. To estimate the value of a property, especially for property tax purposes. For example, a county may send an assessor to one's house to assess its value and base the property tax one owes on that assessment.

2. To decide the cost of something. For example, an insurance company may assess the damage of a house fire at $120,000 and agree to pay that much toward repairs. Alternatively, the government may assess that one owes $50,000 in income tax based upon one's income the previous year.

Tax Assessment

The determination of how much a person or company owes in taxes. One usually determines one's own tax assessment by declaring one's income and capital gains from the previous year and applying the methodology the government requires to arrive at the tax liability. The government has the right to audit any tax assessment.


(1) The official valuation of property for tax purposes. (2) A one-time charge made against property owners for each one's pro rata share of the expense of repairs or improvements to be enjoyed by all of them in common,such as a condo association assessment to replace a roof,or a local government assessment to pave a dirt road. (3) Determination of the value of property in a condemnation case.

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Use of comprehensive geriatric assessment in older cancer patients: recommendations from the task force on CGA of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).
Designed to provide comprehensive geriatric assessment services for the frail elderly residing in the community, it now serves elderly, homeless, and chronically ill individuals throughout northern Delaware.
A Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment checklist, which evaluates an individual's physical and emotional capacity to undergo and tolerate cancer treatment and its side effects, includes simple forms to fill out as well as physical and laboratory tests.
It was a three-year trial that tested the effect of in-home comprehensive geriatric assessment and follow-up for people aged 75 and older, and spawned "Partners in Health," an adaptation of the study model which continues to serve the community.

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