The time involved to bring a matter to a successful conclusion varies in each jurisdiction.
Most cases will typically be settled before hearing and / or trial. In this respect, a tax appeal really differs very little from any legal action such as negligence or breach of contract action in which cases are frequently settled long before they reach the “courthouse steps,” and almost all cases are settled by the time they go up the “courthouse steps.”
Should the case proceed to trial, appraisals will be required and, perhaps, depending on the type of property, engineering reports and other types of expert reports as well (i.e., environmental, planning, etc.).
You have, of course, the typical appellate process, it is not unusual for a case after decision to be settled between the parties. Because of the enormous volume of appeals filed, only a small number ever reach trial and even fewer reach the appellate process.
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