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Assessor

A person licensed by a municipality to conduct appraisals of local properties. An assessor may take into account the quality of a property, values of surrounding properties, and market conditions in the area. The purpose of an assessor's appraisals is to assess the value of properties so as to determine each owner's property tax liability.

assessor

A public official charged with maintaining the property tax rolls and the accuracy of the appraised and assessed value of properties.
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Trump's lawsuit cites the testimony of Andrew Cuomo, a former tax assessor who said that values on some properties were raised to disguise the lower assessments of others.
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The tax assessor scandal was front and center at a hearing conducted by State Assemblyman Scott Stringer (D-Manhattan) in the Bar Building last week.
Moerdler, who has served on the tax certiorari committee of the New York Bar Association, also questioned whether there would be delays with tax assessment process this year due to the decreased staffing levels in city tax assessor's office.
The alleged ringleader, Schussler, is an 85-year-old tax consultant, accused of bribing assessors for decades and worked as a Manhattan tax assessor for 30 years until he left in 1967.
"Elsewhere in the city, the hotels have been particularly hard hit and should make their pain known to the tax assessor."
731 (1995), the Supreme Court held for the first time in Connecticut that a municipal tax assessor must take into consideration the actual lease rents generated by the commercial property under appeal.
Where there is a sale of the property, the next year the real estate tax assessor will automatically fix the increase at 45 percent of the sale price, said Sam Schneeweiss, a partner with Becker, Ross, Stone Destefano & Klein.
Until very recently, tax assessors in Georgia and many other states did not consider foreclosed and bank-owned home sales in their property valuation assessment formulas, which include a review of recent comparable sales.
A tax assessors' office placed a value of $4.6 million (pounds 2.5million) on John's 12,000 sq ft condo on Peachtree Street in Atlanta's trendy Buckhead area.
1, 2006, will be treated the same as a surviving spouse by local property tax assessors. While the regulatory authority seems to support such treatment, this interpretation is under challenge.