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Tuesday
Aug202013

Parcel Screen Header Section Updates

The newest version of sigerTax includes a modified Parcel Screen Header which allows for the inclusion of more information due to the enhancements to the Parcel Value Grid

  • The background color of the Header had been changed to allow for an immediate recognition of the Parcel screen.                                                                                                                                

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Tuesday
Aug202013

Parcel Value Updates

We are excited to offer a completely retooled value screen.  The new design presents more information in a clearer, more concise manner. 

  • The Value Grid now includes a Parcel’s entire Value history.  It is no longer necessary to open a different Parcel screen to review the values for each year.  Additionally values for any year of the Parcel’s history can be added and edited from this one location. 

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Friday
May312013

Return Enhancements

With all the time saved using the sigerTax Return module, consultants can now spend more time analyzing the return and its assets.  Our new "What If" feature makes that process even easier.

This new feature allows you to set up groups of independant depreciation schedules, like the Federal Schedules, Marshall and Swift schedules, Industry-Specific depreciation schedules, or even interal company schedules, on a record we are calling a "Non-Assessor".  Then, from a return, you can use the "What If" button to reassign the entire return from the classes and schedules set up for the default local assessor to those set up for the state or any of the Non-Assessors.

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Tuesday
May212013

Parcel Designations

One of the most common customer requests we receive is how to track an extra bit of information about a parcel.  It could be anything from whether the parcel is income producing to whether the parcel has a Freeport exemption.  Most often these are yes or no questions.  A parcel either is or is not income producing.  It either does or does not have a Freeport exemption.  Using the new Parcel Designations feature, you can now track these designations easily.

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Wednesday
May012013

Reduction Contingency Invoice

Based on customer feedback, we have added a new Invoice Calculation method to sigerTax.  In addition to the Flat Fee (a fixed amount charged for services) and Tax Savings Contingency (a percentage of the Tax Savings) methods, the new Reduction Contingency method calculated invoices based on a percentage of the Market Value Reduction as opposed to the Tax Savings.

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Thursday
Apr112013

Multiple Information Request Creation

Sigercon is pleased to announce an update to our Information Request feature:  Bulk Information Request Creation with enhanced filtering types. 

In the past you could use the Information Request tool to create letters asking a client for the documentation you need to effectively work their properties.  The system then created individual items for each requested document so that you could track when and if they were received and even send out new letters for the missing information if necessary.  The design was flexible, so you could create multiple requests for a single client using different lists of properties and the generated letters would ask for the appropriate documentation from each (e.g. asking for a rent roll on one set of a client’s properties, but not for the rest of the properties).  

In response to your feedback we enhanced this tool to make it even more powerful.  Now you can create all of your Information Requests at the same time based on filters for property type, consultant, state, Real/Personal, Client, and Property. 

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Friday
Feb082013

Depreciation Schedules Explained

The sigerTax system allows you to store and track the Depreciation Schedules used by Assessors to determine the value of an asset.  These schedules can be "Percent-Good" tables, "Trend" factors, or any combination used to adjust an asset's value.  In the sigerTax system, Depreciation Schedules can be found in the Annual Information tab of the Assessor Screen.

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Monday
Nov262012

Information Requests

When you ask a client for information, most of the time you ask for a standard set of information and documents, while other times you may need to adjust that list for a unique property or a specific property type. Sometimes you receive what you need in its entirety, and sometimes you receive only parts of what you need. Keeping track of which information you have requested, and what you have received can become frustrating and difficult if it is not organized in a place where you can always find it.  

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Monday
Sep242012

Jurisdiction Reduction List

The Jurisdiction Reduction List is a new tab on the Jurisdiction screen that allows you to store the exemptions and abatements, which we call Reductions in the sigerTax system, granted by the Jurisdiction.  The inclusion of reductions at the Jurisdiction level provides a place to enter the available reductions and their details once, rather than having to search the internet for the correct reduction amount every time you add a reduction to a parcel.

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Wednesday
Sep122012

Tax Calculation Methods

The sigerTax Property Tax system, in addition to the standard tax calculation method that has always been employed in the system, is now able to support fixed rates, fixed taxes, fixed values, capped values, capped rates, and capped taxes. 

  • A fixed rate will be the tax rate that will be used to calculate the tax amount.
  • A fixed value is the taxable value that will be used to calculate the tax amount.
  • A fixed tax is the tax amount designated for the parcel.
  • A capped value puts a ceiling on the amount of taxable value.
  • A capped rate likewise puts a ceiling on the rate to be used in the tax calculations.
  • A capped tax is a ceiling on the amount of taxes an account can be charged.

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