Thinking Outside the Big Box: Property Valuation and Taxation Concerns with Big-Box Stores

Jul. 24, 2016 , 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm
102 AB

Government officials are increasingly aware of the effects of big-box store property valuation appeals. Hardly a week goes by without news about a big-box store fighting its property tax assessment. Although big-box stores have existed for decades, challenges to the way they are assessed for tax purposes have accelerated in the last few years. This workshop explores the most common appeal arguments regarding the approach assessors use to determine their value, the impact big-box protests can have on government budgets and how these issues are being addressed by jurisdictions, courts and legislatures.


  • Hon. Michael Repay, Commissioner, Lake County, Indiana
  • Mr. Sonny Brasfield, Executive Director, Association of County Commissions of Alabama
  • Mr. Randy Ripperger (Moderator), President-Elect, International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), Assessor, Polk County, Iowa
  • Mr. Tim Wilmath, Director of Valuation, Hillsborough County, Fla.

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