1.PACS Appraisal 8.0.49.09 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.49.09

Updates

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Description of Update

Appraisal – Personal Property

63441

Field review cards were not printing personal property sub segments after page 2.

Appraisal – PTD

63661

For the PTD export, AND records were not being generated.

Appraisal – Reports/Letters

63321

Exemptions were not being included in the Totals Report when the New for Year check box was selected in the Exemption dialog box (accessible from an entity record > Tax Rates/Exemptions/PI Schedule tab > Details > Tax Rates/Exemptions tab > Details).

Collections – Collections Data Export

62736

Some properties were being exported twice in the Collections Export.

Collections – Refunds

59309

The Refunds Due report was displaying the bill owner name as the payor instead of the property owner name.

Systems General

61089

There were middle tier errors generated while running profiles on the cost calibration component.

2.PACS Appraisal 8.0.49.08 #

PACS Appraisal 8.0.49.08

Collections-only Properties (for House Bill 1010)

Shared properties are no longer visible in PACS Appraisal. They are now marked as collections-only so that tax offices can collect for them as needed. This has been implemented in PACS by applying a collections-only flag to shared properties.

Homestead Cap Value Breakdown (for House Bill 438)

In the homestead cap calculation routine, the homestead cap percentage has been changed from 30% to 10% comply with House Bill 438.

You can view the homestead cap percentage by clicking the HS Cap Loss button on the Values tab of a property record.

PTD Processing

A new PTD land type code, QLND for quarantined land, is available for your appraisal district to map to in the Land: Type Code dialog box (Tools > Code file Maintenance > Land > Type Codes).

In addition, the following reports have been modified to comply with state changes issued for 2008:

  • City Property Value Report
  • County Property Value Report
  • School Property Value Report
  • School Tax Limitation Report

What’s new in PACS Documentation

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

Updates

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Description of Update

Appraisal – General

42358

In building permit reports and worksheets, properties and/or comments were being associated with incorrect permits. This has been corrected.

50413

BPP subsegments or their totals were extending beyond the bottom of the page. When this occurred the grand total would also sometimes be incorrect. These issues have been corrected.

58593

The Property Agent Wizard has been enhanced so that you can tab up or down from Back, Finish and Cancel buttons.

62914

When viewing bills on the Tax Due page, an error was displayed because a column was not defined. This has been corrected.

63051

The Comp Grid View Only user right is new and restricts a user to viewing and printing a grid.

Appraisal Card

61080

When printing appraisal cards by entity (Activities > Appraisal Card > Print by Entity), PACS crashed when entities were moved to and from the available and selected entities boxes. This has been corrected.

ARB/Inquiry

55517

Users were able to modify property types selected on a previously established ARB hearing. This has been corrected.

60147

Confidential comments have been added as read-only text in the Appraiser Meeting view of ARB protests.

Exemptions

59859

DV exemptions were not being displayed from the Tax Summary button on the Entity-Exmpt tab. DV exemptions are now associated with every entity for every year.

This build loads the DV exemption data for all entities.

Export

59218

A runtime error sometimes resulted from the appraisal ownership export. This has been corrected.

62322

The appraisal export did not get past populating tables. This has been corrected.

Forms

60754

Ag applications were not printing in duplex correctly; PACS displayed an error stating that no sort option is available. This has been corrected.

GIS

62981

Due to a new system check for collections-only properties, it was not possible to click a road in the GIS viewer and pan or zoom in and out. The issue has been corrected; the check is now limited to collections-only properties and no longer involves panning or zooming.

Marshall & Swift

57929

The method and set of Marshall & Swift occupancy codes which do not require HVAC or exterior wall components have been refined.

Ownership

59058

Adding an agent to a property did not work when the property was created through the Split Property Wizard. This has been fixed.

PTD

59695

The Totals report and the PTD export have been modified to report the totally exempt charitable exemption amount under the category X.

Reports/Letters

52245

The error “Line 1: Incorrect syntax near” was displayed when printing the preliminary roll for a large number of entities. This has been corrected.

52686

When the certified roll was printed, a negative value was displayed in the tax amount row. This has been corrected.

52769

When the certified roll was printed, a negative value was displayed in the tax amount row. This has been corrected.

52789

The Legal Acres Verification Report now performs fourth decimal place rounding for land acres and total land acres values.

Sales

58512

An issue with the PTD Sale Submission Export has been corrected.

TNT

52632

The Small Taxing Unit check box has been added to the General tab of entity records. When this check box is selected for a TNT export, the entity is exported with a “small taxing unit” taxing unit type.

3.PACS Collections 8.0.49.08 #

PACS Collections 8.0.49.08

Collections-only Properties (for House Bill 1010)

Shared properties are no longer visible in PACS Appraisal. They are now marked as collections-only so that tax offices can collect for them as needed. This has been implemented in PACS by application a collections-only flag to shared properties.

What’s New in PACS Documentation

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

  • Supplement Processing Collections (Revised)

Updates

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Description of Update

Collections – General

51159

A SQL error, which occurred on printing tax statements for ownership transfers if the supplement number for the property did not match the bill supplement number, has been corrected.

51862

The litigation status code was not being displayed in the property summary screen. This has been corrected.

63030

Bills with a supplement tax year that was not in property_val were not being displayed in the Statement View of the Tax Due tab on a property record. This has been corrected.

Bills

55939

Ownership changes for printing corrected tax statements are now selected using deed entry date instead of sale date.

57489

A new user right Accept & Create Bills for Supplement is now available. It controls the menu option in the Property menu.

Collections Data Export

59428

The Export Collection Information process was failing with a property imbalance and a record imbalance. This has been corrected.

60698

Processing of the collections export was very lengthy on some databases. This has been corrected.

Delinquent Tax Roll

37333

A new feature has been added to export delinquent notices to a text file.

MH Liens

48439

It was not possible to delete improvements from the Mobile Home Information dialog box; this has been corrected.

Receipts

55448

The text “…contact the Tax Office…” at the end of certain tax receipts is now configurable via [Tax Receipt][Contact] in pacs_config.

Refunds

54082

An attorney fee rounding issue which occurred on posting an overpayment and modifying the bill has been corrected.

57860

The audit trail amount and the tax refund amount did not match. This has been corrected.

Reports/Letters

58058

On the Refunds Due Report, refund amounts were reported incorrectly for an overpayment on a zero dollar bill. This has been corrected.

VIT

48895

A new report, the Escrow Balance Report, is now available under Reports > Escrow & VIT > Escrow Balance Report. The report provides the escrow balance as of a certain date for auditing purposes.

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