There are over 600,000 tax accounts in the Portland metropolitan area paying in excess of over $4 billion annually in property taxes. It is estimated, that 70% of property nationwide is wrongly assessed. Yet, less than 1% of taxpayers in the Portland area challenge the assessor’s value.
Could YOU be paying too much
in property taxes?
It is not possible for the assessor’s staff to insure that every property is correctly assessed. The values are based on trending by the assessor staff. This process allows the assessor staff to adjust values on large numbers of properties efficiently but not necessarily accurately and fairly. We often find like properties with large discrepancies in their assessed values.
Our experienced staff has handled thousands of property tax appeals in Oregon. Our experience allows us to review your individual situation and advise you whether an appeal would be recommended.
Each type of real property classification presents its own challenges in the appeal process. We can help you with any type of property. Our staff has over 40 years experience in this field.
Our 90 minute class on the tax appeal process is very popular.
This class covers the timelines involved in the appeal process. We look at market trending, which is the way the assessor assigns values to property.
The most common questions include:
If I pay the tax amount due, does that negate my appeal rights?
In Oregon and Washington, the answer is no.
Should I still pay my taxes even though I plan on appealing them?
We encourage you to pay your taxes
"So happy I called First Class! They got me a huge discount on my property taxes"
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