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How do I find the land value and improvement value of my property from the limited property value and improvement value listed on my property tax bill?

 I can't figure out the land value and improvement value of my property. I've got a copy of my tax bill, but they don't use the same terminology. My tax bill gives me a combined (land/building) limited property value and a full cash value and an assessment ratio.  Am I able to use those to figure out the land value and if so, how?  I also have a copy of my original appraisal, but it gives no valuation of the land.


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How do I find the land value and improvement value of my property from the limited property value and improvement value listed on my property tax bill?

Percentage allocation is one way to make a decision. Since you don't have a breakdown on the tax assessment you can use the information below to separate the values.

If your personality is aggressive, you may want to allocate 80% of the value to the building and 20% of the value to the land. If your personality is conservative, you may want to allocate 60% of the value to the building and 40% of the land.

Separating cost of land and buildings.   If you buy buildings and your cost includes the cost of the land on which they stand, you must divide the cost between the land and the buildings to figure the basis for depreciation of the buildings. The part of the cost that you allocate to each asset is the ratio of the fair market value of that asset to the fair market value of the whole property at the time you buy it.