Scope of Services
Our goal at Kirkwood & Darby is to be considered the "property tax department down the hall". We strive to establish complete trust and confidence with our clients and take our fiduciary responsibility seriously. To that end we can tailor our services to meet the need of our clients from complete outsourcing to managing certain functions of the property tax process. Below is a short synopsis of our services:
Filing Renditions: Kirkwood and Darby files all necessary renditions or returns to the appropriate taxing jurisdictions, within the required deadlines.
Negotiations: Kirkwood and Darby meets with each appraisal authority, as needed, using our knowledge of mass appraisal methods to secure the lowest possible assessment.
Appeals: When the desired valuation cannot be achieved through the informal process, Kirkwood and Darby will file necessary appeals and meet with the appropriate appeals board arguing on behalf of the client. When assessments are appealed to the courts, we will provide support and assistance to legal counsel.
Audits: Kirkwood & Darby will represent clients during any property tax audit.
Tax Statements: Kirkwood and Darby will secure valid tax statements for our clients, insuring their accuracy before forwarding for payment in time to take advantage of any discounts that may be offered.
Tax Payment Service: Kirkwood and Darby offers a tax payment service, available on client request.
Reports: Kirkwood and Darby will provide tax management reports for planning and accruals as requested. We will also provide a year-end tax management report on all properties.