Hire an Expert Tax Agent to Manage Your Tax Protest!
Is your property over-valued by the Assessor's office?
Do you need assistance preparing and filing a Property Tax Protest
with the Eagle County Assessor's office?
Would you like the assistance of an appraisal company which has extensive
experience handling Property Tax Appeals in Eagle County?
You have come to the right place. Eagle County Tax Appeal is the leader in Property Tax Protest services in Eagle County,
Colorado. A division of Pack Appraisal Company, our firm has handled thousands of appeals, helping
homeowners save thousands of dollars in their tax appeals in Eagle County.
We understand how the system works and have experience handling a wide
variety of appeals to a successful conclusion.
Tax Protest Report
The first step in the process is to have a Feasibility Tax Report completed. The experienced staff at Eagle County Tax Appeal will prepare a market analysis as a basis for determining the reasonableness of the "Current Year Actual Value" assigned by the Eagle County Assessors office. If it is feasible to pursue an appeal, we will prepare a formal Tax Protest Report and submit the appeal to the Assessors office! The default payment method is a 40% contingent fee of the two-year tax savings achieved in the appeal. Or, you have the option to select a fixed fee payment plan after the Feasibility Tax Report is delivered to you.
A Tax Protest Report will include a comparison of appropriate comparable sales to your property to determine a reasonable and supportable value of your property. The report will utilize the most accurate valuation methodologies available. This report will be filed with your appeal to the county assessor. Eagle County Tax Appeal will handle all of the details of your appeal, including in-depth analysis of the sales data for your properties valuation, attending hearings, and communicating with the Assessors office
Scope & Report Development: Our appeals are not formal appraisals, since we offer our clients the capability to pay for our services with a contingent fee of the tax savings achieved in a successful appeal. While contingent fee payments are not allowed in the appraisal profession, the state of Colorado allows tax agents to utilize them in tax appeals, as taxpayers often prefer this type of payment option. Our reports contain the same analysis and support for our value conclusions that is included in typical appraisal reports. We have found that it makes little difference if the report we prepare is an appraisal report or a Tax Protest Report.
The key to our success is our knowledge of the market and the analysis and presentation of relevant market data. Our custom designed computer database systems enable us to provide these services effectively and efficiently. The Tax Protest Report will be developed utilizing the Property Data on record with the Eagle County Assessors office. If the Client believes there may be errors in the Property Data, arrangements may be made to have the Assessor's office staffs personally inspect the property to determine if corrections are in order. Or, at the Owner's request, our staff may inspect the property.
Order Now to secure
the most affordable rates! Due to the severe time constraints
involved in submitting protests by the June 1, 2017 deadline, Price
Increases for any of our services may be applied for orders placed
after Friday, May 15, 2017. Go to the Order page
to order a Tax Protest Report report now!
How Much Can You Save?
Keep in mind that the 2017 Assessed Valuations are utilized in the calculation
of your 2017 and 20168 Property Tax obligations. Any reduction in value
achieved now will apply to your property taxes for 2 years. Therefore,
the calculation of total tax savings should be considered over a two year
If you determine that your property has been assigned an excessive value
by the county assessor, you need to pursue a protest in order to reduce
your tax obligation. Every reduction in your assessed value results in
a decrease in your property tax. Remember that you must submit your
tax protest to the Eagle County Assessors office by June 1, 2017.
What Are Your Chances of Success?
In past years, our clients have enjoyed great success in reducing their tax obligations. We have helped hundreds of taxpayers reduce their tax liability. During the 2015 valuation years, 93% of our clients who submitted appeals achieved a reduction in their assessed valuations. The average tax savings achieved by these property owners was $3,880.
You can see that taking the time and expense to investigate and appeal
the valuations assigned by the Eagle County Assessor can be quite profitable.
As they say, a penny saved is a penny earned. Take the time to determine
if your property is reasonably valued!
Our program is designed to offer a variety of payment options to provide
the support that clients need in an equitable and cost-effective manner.
Prices for a Feasibility Tax Report start at $95 and increase with
the value of the property. Properties with lower values are charged a
smaller fee than those properties with higher values.
For complete description of our fee structures, go to Fees
to secure the most affordable rates! Go to the Order page to
order the Property Data report now!
Important Tax Protest Dates
May 15, 2017
Order Tax Appeal Appraisal services from Eagle County Tax Appeal by this
date to receive the most economical pricing of our services. Price increases
may be installed after May 16, 2017 due to the severe time constraints
involved in submitting appeals by the June 1, 2017-deadline.
June 1, 2017
Don't Delay! If you want to file a protest, You Must Act Quickly!
If your protest is not postmarked and mailed to the county by June 1,
2017 (or hand delivered in person by June 1, 2017), you lose your right
to protest your assessed valuation for the 2017 calendar year. If you
hire Eagle County Tax Appeal to prepare your tax appeal, we will deliver
it to Eagle County by the above deadlines.
June 30, 2017
The Assessors office must provide a response to your appeal by the last
working day in June. This value is known as the Notice of Determination.
If you hire Eagle County Tax Appeal to prepare your tax appeal, we will
also receive a copy of the Notice of Determination. We will notify you
of the county's determination along with an estimate of the tax savings
you have achieved. You will also be provided an estimate of the potential
additional tax savings you can achieve if you are successful in achieving
further reductions in a continued appeal.
July 15, 2017
If we are not satisfied with the assessor's decision, you must file
a written appeal with the County Board of Equalization. Your appeal must
be postmarked or delivered on or before July 15, 2017.
Eagle County Tax Appeal will prepare and present your appeal at the County Board of Equalization (CBOE) hearings. If you have selected the Contingent Fee payment plan, there is no additional fee for our preparation and attendance at this hearing. If you selected the Fixed Fee payment plan, an additional fee is needed to represent you at the CBOE hearing, or you have the option to convert to a Contingent Fee plan with no additional up-front fees required. This fee takes into consideration what additional supporting documentation (maps, photographs, supporting date & analysis) is needed to present your appeal at the CBOE hearings.
August 10, 2017
The CBOE's decision will be issued no later than August 10, 2017. If
you are not satisfied with the decision, an appeal must be submitted to
the District Court or to the Board of Assessment Appeals, or a request
for Arbitration. The appeal must be submitted in writing no later than
thirty (30) days after the CBOE's decision is mailed. Many owners receive
the relief they are looking for from the CBOE hearings. For those that
need to pursue their protests to the next level, Eagle County Tax Appeal
is prepared to assist you in the process.