Ignite FB Tracking PixelWhat home and business owners should know about personal tangible property taxes - Mary Kay Daughters/ Jeff Brown
Hoffman International Properties LLC
Mary Kay Daughters/ Jeff Brown, Hoffman International Properties LLCPhone: (203) 273-3743
Email: [email protected]

What home and business owners should know about personal tangible property taxes

by Mary Kay Daughters/ Jeff Brown 04/24/2022

Personal tangible property is a tax term referring to physical property used in running your commercial or rental business. While general property taxes concern the actual land and buildings, personal tangible property taxes are related to equipment, furnishings, vehicles and more. If you own a business or rental property, it's important to understand how these taxes work. Here is some basic info to know:

Examples of tangible personal property

Tangible personal property is any asset used for your rental or commercial business. To qualify as tangible personal property, the assets must have a physical existence. Therefore, important assets like copyrights or patents do not count. Here are some examples of common forms of tangible personal property:

  • office furniture
  • equipment and machinery
  • computers, cell phones and other digital devices
  • delivery vehicles

Some other examples of tangible personal property can include:

  • jewelry
  • collectables
  • sports & hobby memorabilia 

How tangible personal property is taxed

Tangible personal property is taxed in a similar way to land or building property. Landlords and companies must determine the value of their business assets and report them in a separate tax return. Depending on the state, the value might be dependent on the purchase price, assessed value or appraisal. Assets are taxed based on a percentage of their value. Depending on the asset, you may have to pay taxes on personal tangible property annually or only once.

If you're a property or business owner, it's important to be aware of what qualifies as personal tangible property. If you're not sure if your assets qualify, you can consult with your local tax authority to find out the specific requirements of your state and municipality.

About the Author
Author

Mary Kay Daughters/ Jeff Brown

Thank you for visiting our website! We're the Realtor team of Mary Kay Daughters & Jeff Brown. Please be sure to look at our “Promotion Event Tab”, at top of page, for typical property marketing event examples. As members of the Greenwich, Darien & Connecticut State MLS Boards, we are your single-source Realtor team who has Shown, Listed & Sold many dream-homes, throughout Fairfield, Litchfield & New Haven Counties. 

We work hard to develop an understanding of your lifestyle & living goals to: 1). Assist you in finding & buying your dream home. 2). Estimate the market value of your home with a free Comparative Market Analysis (CMA), in order to sell your home. When Buying, we make your home search fun and keep your property information organized. When Selling, we use special marketing techniques and as a professional photographer, act as your personal public relations property promoter! 

Whether you're in the beginning of your real estate search or, you know exactly what you're looking for, or you want to sell, you'll benefit from our experience and area knowledge. Call, Email or Text us anytime! We would be honored to put our real estate experience to work, for you!