Why is the lessee billed or refunded for a property tax true-up?
The property tax true-up is the reconciliation of actual property taxes paid by Marlin on the leased equipment against the tax estimate the lessee was billed by Marlin for a given tax year.
Most state and local jurisdictions’ in the United States have laws that require Marlin to report leased personal property and pay taxes on this leased equipment annually. Marlin will estimate the annual tax cost and then invoice the lessee that estimated amount at the start of every year that the lease is active.
In some cases, the actual taxes charged by the taxing jurisdiction(s) (city, county or state) are different from the estimated amount billed by Marlin. If the actual taxes are less than the estimate the lessee will receive a credit or refund. If the actual taxes are higher than the estimate, the lessee is billed the difference.