1.PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.20 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.20

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52539

An application crash when opening the Distribute Value dialog box for ARB processing has been corrected.

2.PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.18 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.18

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Appraisal Export

51155

Changes have been made to suppress confidential owner information.

ARB Inquiry

50366

Fields for date, time, and appraiser now print correctly on inquiry appointment letters.

Appraisal – Mineral Import

51173

An error involved in importing the mineral XML file has been corrected.

Appraisal – Reports/Letters

50444

The Average Residence Value report reflects values for the current year as well as the prior year.

51224

When a entity has an economic exemption granted (and only when it is granting one) separate taxable values are now displayed in the preliminary, certified, and adjusted certified totals for the M&O and I&S.

General

51280

Fields have been removed as requested from Bexar’s protax export.

3.PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.16 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.16

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50972

The Add button is available on the Income Valuations dialog box to add new income valuations to properties without an existing income valuation for the current year. (This button became unavailable temporarily after release 8.0.44.22.)

4.PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.15 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.15

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ARB

50701

Some third party controls on the Values view causing an application crash in the ARB module have been replaced with standard windows controls.

Mineral Import

50459

Processing has been corrected so that the import step no longer results in an error.

5.PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.14 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.14

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General

30131

The exemption detail screen now displays Confidential Owner in the applicant name when the owner is a confidential owner and the user does not have the view confidential user right.

The same is true for the RUI Web application. (The RUI Web application has its own name for the view confidential user right.)

49508

An application crash that occurred sporadically when an event was opened has been corrected.

Appraisal Notice

49019

The events page for appraisal notice events now displays Confidential Owner instead of the owner name when the owner is a confidential owner and the user does not have the view confidential user right.

The same is true for the RUI Web application. (The RUI Web application has its own name for the view confidential user right.)

Mineral Import

43983

Input files from Capitol and Thos. Y. Pickett may now be submitted using either the vendor’s proprietary layout or a standard XML layout which has been designed and agreed upon by True Automation, Capitol, Thos. Y. Pickett, Pritchard & Abbott, and Wardlaw. Pending submission of test files to True Automation for validation, Pritchard & Abbott and Wardlaw may only submit files using their respective proprietary layouts.

Input files submitted using the XML layout may be either (1) complete files (Preliminary or Certified) for any single appraisal year, or (2) partial files (Supplemental) containing only additions, changes, and deletions for one or more appraisal years.

Shared Property

49182

There is no longer a SQL error when a shared property match is run.

6.PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.11 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.45.11

ARB – Order Determining Protests

Supports the requirements from the state for the Order Determining Protest forms. There is a new field in the ARB Values screen and two new letter tags to allow use of the data stored in this field.

Income Grid Enhancements

Calculations for numerous fields in the income equity grid have been modified, and some fields have been added to the income equity grid.

PTD Export Modifications

Modifications have been made to the PTD export to include the Low Income Housing (LIH) exemptions, the CHODO exemption (which can be prorated), and issues involving shared properties and newly-added exemptions.

PTD Sales Submission Changes

Allows the user to select the year layer to report to the state.

What was New in PACS Documentation

Documentation for the following functional areas was provided with this release:

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Appraisal – General

42461

When an object is added to an event, the comment field is no longer cleared after the Browse button is clicked.

44445

The Taxpayer ID field in the property record no longer allows non-numeric characters.

45997

Spelling errors have been corrected on the Mass Update ARB Protest Comments dialog boxes.

48615

In the property record under the Appr Summ tab, values are now displayed correctly in the Current and Prior columns; the Current and Prior headings are no longer reversed.

48058

The Property Merge wizard now displays selected properties without locking up.

48027

The buttons on the Income Valuation dialog box can now be used without causing an error.

48210

In the Income Valuations for Property dialog box, valuations for previous years can no longer be edited when viewed from the current year.

43435

Enhancements involving the modification of calculations and the additions of fields have been implemented for the commercial income grid.

45505

The system no longer prints duplicate appraisal cards for UDI properties.

46262

The Mass Property Creation Wizard has been improved to support the addition of individual events to properties.

45992

The TIF zone amounts can no longer be modified after property ARB values have been captured.

43893

This update:

  • Imports data from any of the 4 supported vendors in a common file format.
  • Imports certified data for a year, regardless of whether the year is the current appraisal year.
  • Imports supplemental data for any number of years from a single submission by a vendor.

36136

The error UPTVF = 0, Amount Due will not be Calculated has been disabled in the VIT Sales tab. Bills are now calculated there regardless of the UPTVF.

47046

When files related to events are created, only 1,000 of the files are placed in a subdirectory. Once a subdirectory has 1,000 files, additional files are saved in a new subdirectory.

46833

In the property record Values tab, the Ag Use/Mkt and Tim Use/Mkt fields now accept more than 8 characters.

43931

It is now possible to change the reference ID of an arbitration record and delete an event.

44895

Events are now posted properly to the properties if you click Add Event multiple times.

46181

In the agent record, the Country field is no longer disabled after the International Address check box is selected on the General tab.

44057

The Supplement Roll report property ID field now supports 10 digits.

44531

In Mass Update Maintenance, drop-down lists are now correctly populated when copying.

45536

It is now possible to sort items in Mass Update Maintenance.

48886

When applicable, the system now includes default percentages for the CHODO exemption and the LIH exemption when creating the new year layer.

Appraisal Card

46320

In the field review card, adjustments are no longer printed for improvements that have no adjustments on a particular detail.

45366

When printing appraisal cards from comparable sales results, a SQL error is no longer returned on properties if the Mapsco field contains an entry longer than 5 characters. This Mapsco field now supports up to 20 characters.

45924

Segments and the corresponding subtotals now print correctly on the appraisal card.

45632

The field review card now displays flat valued improvements when the value is set to zero.

46484

When printing a field review card for a property and the “sketch on back” option is included, the full sketch is now printed for the last listed improvement.

49644

Appraisal cards can now be printed both from the property screen and from the Property List.

Appraisal Notice

48067

A query in one of the SQL processes that used to create appraisal notice runs has been optimized.

46117

The situs address is no longer truncated in the 2005, 2006, and 2007 appraisal notices.

49923

A script was corrected for the appraisal notice export process.

Appraisal PTD

46779

It is now possible to select the year layer to report to the state in the PTD Sales Submission.

ARB Inquiry

45779

In the Arbitration Search, when All is selected for one of or more of the search criteria, there is no longer an error.

45743

When the ARB protest search is cleared of data, it is no longer possible to click Search.

48815

Properties that have been submitted to the ARB with old inquiries or protests open are now locked.

48974

The account information is now filled in the inquiry form letter correctly. In addition, the letters no longer utilize information from the current year layer for inquiries on previous years.

48059

In the ARB protest record, the Copy Fields To option appends to existing comments when required instead of overwriting them.

49400

Multiples inquiries can now be processed successfully at the same time.

Forms

46827

The ARB Assigned Equity value field has been added to the Protest Values screen. The Order Determining Protest forms have been updated with the letter tags.

45869

The hs_exempt_app.rpt text is now the same as the state form Rev. 11-05.

GIS

47121

The stored procedure GISPropertyInfo now correctly returns adjustments from sales land segments.

45827

When you display property information in the GIS Viewer, the amount shown in the GIS Acres field is no longer zero.

Improvement/Land

43669

In Improvement Schedule Maintenance, a dialog is no longer generated as a result of double-clicking on an empty area of the list.

46461

The copy_from_id field has been added to the imprv table to internally track when improvements are copied.

46605

An improvement details attribute is no longer added when you change an existing attribute.

Letter Processing

46672

The following letter tags have been added to ARB Protest: <!AP.current_land_hstd_val!>, <!AP.current_land_non_std_val!>

Mortgage Payment

43625

For the mortgage billing export, the calculation of the base tax due no longer adds output fees to the tax due.

Personal Property

45097

It is now possible to specify which database data is associated with when reading from a global table for PP Rendition updates. This prevents a user on one database from accidentally receiving information that was meant for a different database.

45389

There is no longer the error message Error detected by database DLL when the custom report pp_rend_fill_2005_guadalupe.rpt is printed.

45396

In the VIT Sales tab of a personal property record, the date in the VIT Declaration Field Date field can now be selected and saved properly for all years.

46567

Inactive segments can longer be made active on personal property that is not in coding.

45396

In the personal property record VIT Sales tab, the date entered in the VIT Declaration Filed Date is now saved correctly when the property record is saved.

Profile Analysis

45810

The Comparable Sales Profile now supports searching by sales ratio and last appraiser.

PTD

47521

The exemption LIH was added and enhancements were made to the PTD export process.

45706

The PTD Export has been modified to include properties that have an OV65, OV65S, or DP exemption with a state code of O for school district entities when tabulating the state counts and amounts for the exemption loss section of the Report of Property Value.

Reports & Letters

45281

Removed rights restriction for Print Certified Totals and Print Certified Rolls.

Supplement Process

42940

The property_profile is now repopulated when a property is removed from supplement. This minimizes locks between the database and middle tier.

45474

When supplementing a UDI parent property, the data entered in the Supplement Date, Supplement Code, and Supplement Reason fields for the parent property record in the Supplement Wizard is now copied into the UDI child property records.

TA Grid – Comm Equity

46626

In the Commercial Equity Comparables search results, the living area is no longer displayed as zero.

TNT

40577

Modified the process that populates data for the Totals Reports, TNT Export, and Effective Tax Rate Reports. The process includes under new exemptions any properties with existing exemptions for which an existing entity on the property is offering the exemption for the first time that tax year.

UDI

45444

In the Summary tab of parent property records, the exemptions of child properties are now displayed.

7.PACS Collections 8.0.45.11 #

PACS Collections 8.0.45.11

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Collections – General

46875

In the Litigation dialog box, bills with the same statement ID and different years are no longer doubled. In addition, sorting has been corrected for the installment agreement search results and the property search results.

43570

The installment agreement letters now display the first line of the property address correctly.

44865

The system no longer becomes unstable after posting many payments.

45616

In the Check Register, there is no longer an error when you select a chart of accounts with a non-numerical account number.

45398

The Modify Reason text for a modified bill is no longer truncated.

45583

An error message is now displayed if you attempt to void a payment when the current batch is closed. In addition, the current batch must be reset if it is closed.

40582

In the Events tab of a property record, spacing has been corrected between the entity ID and the comma that follows it.

Balancing

47041

When closing a day, the Batch Distribution Wizard now includes overages in its calculations.

Bills

43216

The Post Statement activity (Activities > Post Statement) now updates the balance due displayed at the bottom of the dialog box to correspond with the most recent search.

44449

In the Audit Trail tab of a property record, the user ID is now updated after creating half/quarterly pay bills from Quick Post.

43913

In the property record Statement View, the tax due amount is no longer zero when bills are due.

Collections Data Export

42550

In the Export Collection Information dialog box, the selected year is no longer reset when an export path is selected.

47039

An error no longer occurs when the export includes a bill with a very large statement ID.

Escrow

42528

The payer address is no longer blank on the escrow receipt.

45489

There is no longer an error when escrow is applied to bills with balances of zero.

Mobile Home Liens

41378

The mobile home lien process now releases the properties that have bills paid in full.

Mortgage Payment

44687

It is no longer possible to pay off installment agreements when a bill is in the current year, and properties with installment agreements from past years that had been paid no longer prevent current bills from posting.

Posting

44728

A bill that has been paid off with variance no longer shows an amount due for the amount of the variance when moved to the payment cart.

45886

In the Audit Trail tab of a property record, amounts on payments and refund amounts no longer include underages.

Refunds

47909

Refunds involving discounts or underages no longer display incorrect amounts in the Mass Post Refund wizard and on checks issued.

Reports & Letters

47740

The Daily Balance Summary report now subtracts refunds from the grand totals instead of adding them.

48299

The grand totals are now correct in the Tax Collection Activity Report (Curr/Delq) with respect to overages.

47820

The letter merge for installment agreements letters now properly parses and prints the CASS field.

46927

Printed delinquency notices now include the names of owners marked as confidential.

46121

In the Print Collection Recaps Reports, there is no longer a SQL error when Print DTR Totals is chosen.

Rollback

42510

Rollback bills are no longer created for entities with the collect option of Appraisal-Only.

Supplement Process

44618

Existing BPP bills are now modified in the supplement when the adjustment code on the BPP bills has been changed to something other than BPP.

45671

There is no longer a SQL error when accepting and creating rendition bills on BPP properties.

44465

Modified the due date on bills for properties that were omitted in previous years. (The due date was being set as 180 days from supplement creation, but this has been changed so that the due date is now February 1 of the first year that provides a period of 180 days after the date the tax bill is created.)

Systems – General

46265

When a user prints a Daily Batch Detail Report or Tax Collections Activity Detail report more than 800 pages, PACS now generates the print job successfully without erroring out.

Tax Certificate

46212

Refunds are now generated only for taxpayers with an account. If an account does not exist, it has to be created before proceeding.

Tax Statement

42990

When All Tax Servers is selected from the Print Statements Wizard, only the tax server copies of statements are now printed.

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