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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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The needs assessment process uses three terms to describe the definition of need: low; high, short-term; and high, long-term.
When planning a community needs assessment for the farmworker population, please consider the following points:
Implications for nephrology education/practice: Findings from this project will be used to conduct a needs assessment and improve RHO initiatives within the MRP by focusing outreach activities on individual communities' specific needs.
For information on the project and public meetings, visit the Airfield Improvement Needs Assessment Study website: bornairport or contact a member of the project advisory committee which includes: Doug Bramlette, Greg Brizendine, Daren Fuller, Linda Haglund, Deb Hassler, Jerry Paine, Peter Ringsrud, Sandi Siler, Jack Snyder, Tim Thompson, and Deanna Walter.
The instrument used in this study is the modified version of Guneri, Aydin and Skovholt's (2003) version of the Student Needs Assessment Survey (SNAS) employed in their study among a large university in Turkey.
For instance, one high school counselor expressed a desire to study college enrollment patterns among minority students but had difficulty in determining the types of questions to include on a needs assessment to evaluate students' plans for attending college.
Selected courses and related course objectives are as follows: Problems of the Aged and Long Term Care--To gain and understanding of the problems of the aged and to understand the difficulties; Long Term Care Management -To provide management / planning assistance to long term care agencies; Health Policy and Planning- To gain exposure and understanding on how to plan for health needs and develop policies by conducting community health needs assessments; Health Care Services for the Elderly and Mentally Ill--To gain sensitivity in working with the disabled, mentally, chronically ill or elderly persons; Planning and Marketing Health Services- To complete a marketing plan to health service delivery.
In addition, WASA will be performing "A Physical Needs Assessment".
Other incentives may include complimentary HP consulting, such as an identity management needs assessment and cost analysis.
The first part of needs assessment and instructional goals development is to try to either learn or deduce the learners' characteristics.