Summary of Real Estate Assessment, 2009

(2009) Summary of Real Estate Assessment, 2009. Revenue, Department of


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The most important aspect of property taxation is the concept that all property should be valued for tax purposes on a uniform basis so that the actual property tax burden can be distributed equitably among individual property owners. One of the most widely used and accepted methods of determining relative levels and uniformity of assessments is the assessment/sales ratio study. Such a study, in its most fundamental analysis, is the comparison of the assessed value of an individual property to its sale price. For example, a property assessed at $12,000 which sold for $26,000 would have an assessment/sales ratio of 46% ($12,000 ÷ $26,000). The purpose of this study is to provide assessment/sales ratio information that may be utilized by property tax administrators, local assessing officials, and interested taxpayers in examining the relative levels and uniformity of assessments throughout the State of Iowa. After further refinement, the study is one factor considered by the Director of Revenue in the biennial equalization of assessments.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Real Estate, Revenue, Assessment
Subjects: Land use, development, and construction > Realestate
Business and industry > Economic development
Business and industry > Economic forecasts
Business and industry
ID Code: 10029
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2010 14:35
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2010 14:35