Author: Jennifer Dixon

Nothing is Ever Perfect or Complete | by Dr. Mark Cooke, Ph.D. | Originally Published in THE National CIO Review® Technologists are well marinated in the cultural broth of change. We love, anticipate, applaud and judge the next version. We even have a kind of ritualized...

The Bedrock of  Tax Management Associates, Inc. | by Chip Cooke During times of uncertainty and doubt, it is not uncommon to take glimpses into the past looking at the most certain things in your life. A global pandemic tends to provide the impetus for just...

By Chip Cooke  |  Audit Report 57 When I sat down to write to you, I promised myself that I wouldn’t fall into the seemingly new narratives – a new normal (sad as it is), life as we once knew it – all of the negative...

Homestead exemption programs have returned revenue dollars to tax rolls, leading to funding for local schools, utilities, and more in a growing list of Florida counties.   WASHINGTON and CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ - LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today announced that two Florida counties—Brevard County and...

By Mike Wright, Citrus County Chronicle Property Appraiser Les Cook’s idea of bringing in a company to ferret out homestead exemption cheats is already paying off. Since getting buy-in from all taxing authorities, such as the county commission and school board, last fall, about $187,000 in unpaid taxes have...

Budding new industry brings challenges to assessment offices  |  by Ellie Moss With the growing opioid crisis, legislators and medical practitioners have been evaluating alternative approaches to pain management. Medical marijuana has come to the forefront of those discussions as it has applications for pain management, appetite enhancement,...

By Mark Cooke - Audit Report Issue 54. Cheap computational power, access to massive amounts of behavioral data, and flourishing data science algorithm tools have created an environment where most types of “predictive” analyses have seen a massive boost in their performance.  Imagine the online shopping cart...

By Mike Wright, Citrus County Chronicle Property Appraiser Les Cook has a plan in mind to catch homestead-exemption cheaters countywide. "We’re sensitive to the fact there are people who will be ignorant of the law," Cook said. Fair is fair, as some Citrus County homestead cheaters...

FAIR + EQUITABLE - a publication of IAAO  According to Governing magazine, 30 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws legalizing marijuana in some form, opening the door to new opportunities and challenges for assessors in valuing an industry that has in the past...

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (“OCFO”) for the District of Columbia and the Office of Contracts on behalf of the Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR) selected Tax Management Associates, Inc. as the vendor to provide Principle Residence Exemption Audit Services to verify...