I am looking to see other municipalities’ policies regarding tangibles on rental units. In Central Falls this year, I added tangibles to all 6 family and above units, and it is causing a stir with the media starting to get involved. So I want to see how many other municipalities are doing something similar or if I stand alone. Thanks for any information any of you can provide.
Hi Dan. I don’t but I completely understand the theory behind doing so and have contemplated this myself in the past. But if you’re charging a tangible on stoves, refrigerators, washers, etc., the income approach on the RE captures that value so…. It will be interesting if others do, and how do they handle hotel furniture?
Interesting question. I do not add tangibles like appliances in apartments but our one apartment facility does report tangibles for their gym, open room, etc. Hotels do, in theory, report all their assets which would include any appliances. But as David pointed out, the income approach would capture their value and yet they do receive a tangible bill. Thanks Dan for giving me something to think about over the weekend. 🙂
I would go with the “income approach captures it” theory. Additionally, you can’t rent an apartment without a stove and fridge. The real estate ceases to function as intended without those items, just like a toilet or a boiler. Therefore, I would opine that they are not taxable as tangibles in an apartment.