• “At the end of our sales tax audit, UPTG lowered our liability by more than six figures, which was about a 42% reduction of tax and interest. I would certainly recommend this company for any business going through an audit in the State of Texas.”

    Pat Thompson
    Vice-President, Colo4
  • “Being our first audit, we were not sure what to expect. UPTG stepped in and within a couple of days wrapped up the entire audit with the State. We came out not owing a dime, paying only a minimal fee to UPTG and never even had to see or speak to the auditor.”

    Dwayne Thomason
    Owner, Thomason Funeral Home
  • "UPTG has provided extraordinary property tax service and fantastic results. The larger firms are hesitant to send their top people to meet with clients and gather data over several days. However, UPTG did just that with us. This dedication resulted in saving our franchisees over $100,000 each year over the last three years.”

    Glen Quon
    IHOP Inc. (Former Tax Manager)
  • "During these last three years United Paramount has saved our bank and several of our affiliated banks substantial sums, well in excess of $500,000 in property taxes. These savings go straight to our bottom line."

    Deborah B. Wilkinson
    First State Bank of Texas
 

...What We Do

BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY CONSULTING

Often misunderstood, this area is of considerable expertise to UPTG. If the authorities do not accept the opinion of value on a property tax rendition, our system provides safe guards which flag us anytime an assessment is above what we rendered. This is the point where, with counsel from the client, UPTG determines whether or not an appeal is warranted.

Once an appeal is filed, UPTG contacts the assessors office to negotiate the opinion of value stated on the property rendition. UPTG will use the rendition—along with other information provided by the client—to make our argument. Most value disputes are settled at the informal level.

In the event the value dispute is not settled informally, UPTG takes the case to a Board Hearing. After each side presents its evidence, a final assessment is voted on by the Board.

As a last resort, the client can always choose litigation. UPTG settles most cases at the informal and Board Hearing levels. However, if a compromise cannot be reached, UPTG will consult with the client regarding costs as well as the potential for success in taking this step. Filing a lawsuit generally reopens the informal process, which can prompt the assessor to come to a value. Litigation is not an option in some states.

 

Property Tax Services

• Real Estate Consulting
• Compliance
• Business Personal Property Consulting

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Testimonials
Partial Client List