Host: Dave Hurrell, managing director, Deloitte Tax LLP
Property tax represents a substantial expense for many companies. Hence, it is essential to properly evaluate business activities and develop a plan to help reduce assessments and exposure, and identify potential exemptions and tax saving opportunities. We’ll discuss:
- Implementing positions into the personal property rendition process
- Applicable exemptions and how to determine whether they are reflected in proposed property valuations
- Proactive approaches to reduce assessors’ proposed market values
- Recent developments and potential legislative changes
Meet the host
Dave is a managing director in Deloitte’s Cleveland office and leads the firm’s National Property Tax practice. A licensed certified public accountant in the state of Ohio, Dave has more than 35 years of experience in public accounting, 17 of which have been focused on property tax. Dave has provided property tax consulting, appeal, and compliance services nationally to large clients in industries that include manufacturing, power and utilities, publishing, broadcasting, retail, healthcare, and commercial real estate. He has helped clients navigate strategic property tax reviews and property tax process improvement reviews and implementations. He has also represented clients at administrative appeal hearings and conferences, and during major transaction planning with various taxing authorities. Prior to his 2019 return to Deloitte Tax LLP, where he previously worked from 1996 to 2006, Dave was the property tax leader for another Big Four accounting firm, a managing director with UHY Advisors, and a regional vice president at Burr Wolff, LLP. Dave also spent eight years working internally for a large manufacturer. Dave received his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from Cleveland State University.