The traditional event is for all concerned to say, "Don't look at me; it's not my fault your property taxes are so high."
The county property appraiser says, "I just follow the real estate market and reflect the values established by sales of property."
The taxing authorities say, "We just make an arithmetic calculation to determine how much the millage has to be when applied to the tax assessment valuation roll in order to meet expenses set forth in the budget."
This can lead to some lively debate--and more--as it recently did in Palm Beach County.
Daniel A. Weiss is a former Attorney Special Master for the Miami-Dade County Value Adjustment Board with over 26 years experience as a Florida property tax attorney. Mr. Weiss represented the Miami-Dade County taxing authorities in litigation and appeals between 1981 and 1995 and has since represented taxpayers in property tax matters. Mr. Weiss was named one of the top lawyers in real estate, zoning and land use by South Florida Legal Guide 2007. In Florida Super Lawyers 2006, Weiss was named one of the top 6 local government lawyers in South Florida.
In Florida Trend magazine's Legal Elite's issue, July 2004, Mr. Weiss was selected by his peers as one of the top 30 government lawyers in the State of Florida.
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