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  • Year of the Tiger and What It Means for Appraisers Year of the Tiger and What It Means for Appraisers Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Business Tips

    The upcoming lunar new year, the Year of the Tiger, begins on February 1, 2022.  The tiger is independent, emotional, valiant, strong-willed, aristocratic, and powerful, the king of beasts, a protector of children who traditionally in China wear tiger-image hats sporting the character for “king”. How can this information be useful to appraisers?

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  • Understanding the 2022-2023 7-Hour USPAP Course Understanding the 2022-2023 7-Hour USPAP Course Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Education

    The new 2022-2023 7-Hour Uniform Standard of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) course is a bit different this year. Normally, the course reflects changes in the current edition of USPAP. But since the 2020-2021 edition of USPAP has been extended to 2022, the current course gives instructors the opportunity to present some broad topics that impact the credibility of the appraisal profession.

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  • New Year To Do List for All Appraisers New Year To Do List for All Appraisers Friday, January 21, 2022 in Business Tips

    The New Year is the perfect time to start new habits and get your office set up for a year of success. I’ve written ten tips that have helped me start the year off right.

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  • 2022 ISA Award Nominations 2022 ISA Award Nominations Friday, January 14, 2022 in News

    It’s award season again for the mighty volunteers of ISA and while ALL of us deserve a bravery award for thriving during the pandemic, these ISA awards are the ones we give to our distinguished colleagues in recognition of their outstanding service to our organization and industry.

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  • Departing Message from the Director of Education, Meredith Meuwly Departing Message from the Director of Education, Meredith Meuwly Friday, December 10, 2021 in Education

    It is with a mix of sadness gratitude that The International Society of Appraisers announces the departure of Meredith Meuwly as the Director of Education, effective January 1, 2022. Meredith has been the Director of Education for the past five years and has been a member of ISA since 2009. Click to continue reading Meredith's statement.

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  • Meet the Next Director of Education, Judith Martin Meet the Next Director of Education, Judith Martin Friday, December 10, 2021 in Education

    The International Society of Appraisers is delighted to announce that Judith Martin, ISA CAPP, (member since 1999) has been appointed as the next ISA Director of Education, effective January 1, 2022. Click to continue reading Judith's statement.

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  • Tips for Canadian and Foreign Appraisers Completing IRS Charitable Donation Appraisals Tips for Canadian and Foreign Appraisers Completing IRS Charitable Donation Appraisals Thursday, December 9, 2021 in Business Tips

    In the United States, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) updated their rules for charitable donation appraisals for 2019. IRS charitable donation appraisals must have a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Chances are if you are a Canadian or foreign appraiser, you don't have one. Here is everything you need to know about TINs and how to make a "qualified appraisal."

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  • Ask an Instructor: What Does Appraised Value Support Mean and Where Is It Applied? Ask an Instructor: What Does Appraised Value Support Mean and Where Is It Applied? Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Ask an Instructor

    Question: I’m taking the Core Course in Appraisal Studies, and Lesson 21 discusses the IRS Preferred Appraisal Format for Works of Art Valued over $50,000. What does the IRS mean by "appraised value support"? Does this format only apply to Fine Art?

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  • Car Appraisals for the Generalist Car Appraisals for the Generalist Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Education

    As a generalist appraiser preparing appraisals for estate functions or dissolution of marriage, you will eventually encounter a client asking you to include an automobile in your report. Should you oblige? Are you qualified to appraise a car, pick-up truck, or even a motorcycle?

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  • Announcing ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors Announcing ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in News

    Voting for ISA's 2021-2022 Board of Directors has ended and we would like to congratulate our recently elected members.

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