MAAO Winter Meeting
Dates: February 12, 2020
Location: Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St, Wrentham, MA 02093
Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (no lunch will be provided)
Directions to Lake Pearl: Lake Pearl
The cost for the 1/2 day meeting: MAAO Member - $60.00: Non-Member - $135.00, if registered by February 5th. The fee will increase by $50.00 on February 6th.
MAAO Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, you must notify Paula Rubley via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by February 5, 2020, there are no refunds granted after that date.
Make checks payable to: Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers or MAAO
Please send your payment to: MAAO,44 Bearfoot Road, Suite 200, Northborough, MA 01532. If you need the MAAO's W-9, you can find it on the MAAO's website in the Resources tab under the About along the top rail.
Credits: 3.5 MAAO Recertification credits
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Welcoming Remarks - Christopher Wilcock, MAAO President
9:15 am MAAO By-Law Discussion and Vote (only MAAO Regular Members will be allowed to cast a vote per the MAAO By-Laws)
More information regarding the proposed MAAO By-Law changes will be emailed to all Regular Member.
To see the MAAO By-Laws and the proposed amendment please click here.
Speaker: Christopher Wilcock, MAAO President & the MAAO By-Law Committee
9:45 am Personal Property Tax Exemptions
This session will focus on personal property tax exemptions, the issues of entity classification that govern them, and factfinding tools assessors can use to investigate claims of exemption. There will also be a discussion regarding the new, optional, form of list by which utilities may report their personal property assets subject to local taxation.
Speaker: Donald Gorton, Counsel, Bureau of Municipal Finance Law, DLS, DOR
11:00 am Break
11:15 am Documentary Support for the Assessed Value
This session will be a demonstration of how to prepare for an ATB hearing using both a Quantitative and a Qualitative adjustment grid. There will be a discussion on the difference and when to use which grid.
Speaker: Lane Partridge, MAA, Assessor, Town of Concord
12:15 pm Award of MAA Designations
12:30 pm Adjournment