Personal Property Tax

Effectively manage your liabilities by partnering with Altus experts in a flexible manner that suits your organization’s ever changing needs. Our clients enjoy a trusted partnership with Altus to achieve their objectives with adaptable engagements, transparency and knowledge sharing. Our outstanding people, thoughtful approach and excellent results over the last twenty-five plus years have led to longstanding partnerships with companies ranging from small privately-held to Fortune 100 across all industries.

Consulting Services
  • Appeals and refund claims
  • Valuation studies and appraisals
  • Audit defense
  • Double taxation
  • Unrecorded disposals
  • Exemptions, incentives and abatements
  • Life studies and depreciation mappings
  • Technical research

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Compliance Services
  • Full outsourcing
  • Co-sourcing
  • Loan staff
  • Tax calendars and management reporting
  • Assessment and tax bill review and payment
  • OneSource implementation assistance
  • Best practices implementation and training
  • Tax projection and budgeting

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$1.4 million refund achieved in a successful appeal demonstrating that improvements were being assessed as both real property and personal property.

-Corporate Office Building

Featured Case Studies

Personal Property Tax

Wholesale Supplier

Results: $92,000 tax savings
Services: Assessment Reduction
Personal Property Tax

Coal Mining & Extraction

Results: $2,680,000 tax savings
Services: Obsolescence Issues, Situs Adjustment
Personal Property Tax

International Telecommunications Company

Results: $1,585,000 tax savings
Services: Valuation Reduction
Personal Property Tax


Results: $600,000 tax savings
Services: Economic Obsolescence
Personal Property Tax

Global Manufacturer

Results: $150,000 tax savings
Services: Asset Reclassification, Depreciation Adjustments, Idle Equipment Identification
Real & Personal Property Tax


Results: $50M tax savings
Services: Real property tax appeals, personal property tax appeals
Personal Property Tax

Entertainment and Casinos

Results: $625,000 tax savings
Services: Asset Reclassification, Valuation Reduction
Personal Property Tax

National Retailer

Results: $1,700,000 tax savings
Services: Inventory Review

Insights & Resources


The Best Defense

How to Protect Yourself Against Personal Property Tax Audits

Supermarket News

Tax Departments and Grocery M&A Economies of Scale
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Retailer Personal Property Tax Update for Furniture and Fixtures

In the following podcast interview, Pat Broome, a Senior Director at Altus Group, discusses personal property and retailers – specifically when it comes to furniture and fixture valuations.

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Taxing the Hospitality Industry

Are you Paying Excessive State and Local Taxes?
Join our three part webinar series and learn to effectively manage your hotel’s property and business taxes to create value for your bottom line.
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California Personal Property Tax

This webinar addresses issues unique to California, such as: Secured vs. Unsecured Tax Roll, Structural Items vs. Business Fixtures, Abnormal Depreciation and Mandatory Audits
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Experts Who Perform This Service

Matthew Ball

Senior Director, Property Tax

Patrick Broome

Senior Director, Property Tax

Kirsten Evans

Director, Property Tax

Jeff Glock

Senior Director, Property Tax

Corinne Krikstan

Vice President, Property Tax

Selena Longway

Senior Director, Complex Tax & Advisory Services

Megan Lusby

Senior Director, Property Tax

Michael Rischard

Director, Property Tax
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