3191 Coral Way, Suite 204
Miami, FL 33145
Licensed Real Estate Broker
2020 Real Estate Tax Assessment Appeal Contract
Between Dixon Commercial Real Estate (“DCRE”) and Property Owner / Agent (“We” or “Us” or “Our”)
Assignment: This letter will confirm that I have authorized DCRE to evaluate and represent us in the appeal of the real estate tax assessment of our property(s). We will promptly provide DCRE any requested information required to pursue the appeal (subject to availability). DCRE may resolve our petition or withdraw from this agreement at any time if it determines that the property is fairly assessed, or that additional efforts are not warranted. We understand that no guarantees have been made as to the likelihood of reducing the assessment on any particular property.
Payment: For a preliminary tax appeal analysis and set up fee, we agree to pay DCRE an initial non-refundable PROCESSING FEE OF $20 PER FOLIO. All costs for administrative filing fees, market analyses, preparing presentations (e.g. photos, aerials, plats, and other exhibits), attending and administering the hearings shall be absorbed by DCRE.
As compensation for this service, we agree to promptly pay DCRE a CONTINGENT FEE OF 35% OF THE TAX BENEFIT realized from a reduction in the tax bill. This fee shall be charged for all tax benefits achieved for the current or prior tax years that are a direct result of actions taken by DCRE. This fee shall be charged regardless of whether the taxpayer receives a “refund check”, “tax correction” or “revised tax bill” from the County. The taxpayer will receive a revised tax bill as soon as the changes have been processed, if they have not paid the full amount due for the year prior to the hearing date.
We understand that refunds are paid to the entity that paid the initial tax bill. DCRE can assist in determining where and when the check was sent, but the taxpayers are responsible for collecting the refund from the third party. For example, your bank’s escrow account will receive a check if they paid the taxes on your behalf, and should be applied as a credit under your account.
Tax Benefit = (“Preliminary Values” – “Revised Values”) x Millage Rates
(Example: ($200,000 – $100,000) x .02 = $2,000)
Earned fees are due and payable within 30 days of invoicing if taxes for the subject property have not been paid. If taxes have been paid, earned fees are due and payable 30 days after the issuance of a tax refund, as evidenced by the Tax Collector’s public records. If DCRE takes any action to collect a delinquent fee, we agree to pay all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees. In the event fees are not paid when due as provided by this agreement, DCRE is authorized and shall have the right to record a lien against the real property identified herein to secure such fees, following 30 days written notice to us.