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Appraisal Bureau provides Financial Reporting services for tangible and intangible assets, including tokenized real-world assets.
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Appraisals are an essential element in Estate planning. Appraisal Bureau regularly issues reports for Tax & Estate purposes including estate and inheritance tax, gift tax, and estate planning.
The IRS requires Qualified Appraisals for income tax purposes. Appraisal Bureau is compliant with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS); we are the valuations partner of Museum Exchange.
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Financial institutions, insurance underwriters and brokers, attorneys, real estate developers, auditors, family offices, museums and private collectors are some of the clients who rely on Appraisal Bureau. Our tailored programs optimize efficiency and value for both business and individual clients.
Our appraisal products allow clients to protect their assets through accurate and neutral third-party valuations. All reports are compliant with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Our appraisers hold the highest credentials in the industry as members of the Appraisers Association of America. We are additionally trained to serve as Expert Witness in legal matters.
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Case Study: Neutral Valuations in Equitable Distribution
Appraisal Bureau was recently retained by a major international law firm to value Fine Art jointly owned by a couple seeking division of assets in divorce proceedings. The collection of more than 500 artworks, holding significant material value, was originally appraised by a major auction house. The judge presiding over the case requested the mid range…
Articulating intention in provenance research — the role of the collector
by Angelina Giovani-AghaCo-Founder of Flynn & Giovani Art Provenance Research & Provenance Expert at CAfADownload the Art Provenance Report 2023Provenance research in art is the pursuit of truth in the form of facts, data and historical evidence regarding a work of art’s ownership history. Although it has not been an academic discipline or professional practice…
Donating Art: IRS requirements and the Form 8283
When fine art is donated to museums, everyone wins. Museums acquire new artwork, the donor receives a tax deduction, and the artist benefits from the prestigious institutional destination of the work (also a safe haven from the art markets). The US is privileged to have this system that has helped build the collections of many…
What's happened in the art market since the 2022 crypto crash?
What’s happened in the art market since the 2022 crypto crash?A panel at The Art Business Conference London offered a broad view on digital advance and its relationship to the Artworld in the post-crash eraBy Riah PryorA panel of leading voices on digital advance led discussion in Westminster earlier this month, as part of the…
The Art Business Conference London
Appraisal Bureau Founder Caroline Taylor spoke at The Art Business Conference, London on the current status of Web3 infrastructure, the emergence of Web4, and how the UK is embracing novel technologies.Read more here.Web3 infrastructure: following the Law Commission’s report – what is next for the UK Web3 ecosystem or even Web4? This session will unpack the recent findings…
Could AI help us better understand the power of art (rather than threaten its existence)?
AI image generated by Dall-ECould AI help us better understand the power of art (rather than threaten its existence)?by Riah PriorIt is not difficult to find concerns over the advance of AI and the art market has been at the forefront of raising alarm, with professionals vocalising potential copyright issues (indeed, Polish artist Greg Rutkkowski…
On (Some of) the History of Digital Art: Origins, the Cybernetic Spirit, and Changing Viewership
By Sophie Cianfarani, Appraisal Intern, Appraisal BureauArt historians hold varied views on the origins of digital art. Roboticists might trace its inception to antiquity, viewing early robots as digital art’s forebears. Some locate digital art’s origin in the 19th century with the jacquard loom’s punch card system, an automated system of control that greatly influenced…
AI Enters Art - a Whole New World, or Is It?
by Caroline TaylorJust when NFTs are starting to settle in and normalize as really just another medium when applied to the context of making art – enter Artificial Intelligence (AI). Is AI the end to art practice as we know it, or has it, on a conceptual level, been here all along?In 2017 I curated…
Summer Book Swap & Exhibition Focus: Seattle
Appraisal Bureau has recently grown with an incoming team of four data scientists and a new Fine Art intern with a particular Art History degree focus on the History of Digital Art. Each team member is selected for their specific knowledge and skill sets, covering everything from Abstract Expressionism to Artificial Intelligence. Kicking off our…
The Case for Independent Personal Property Appraisers
by Caroline Taylor, Founder & CEO, Appraisal BureauThe field of independent appraising exists to provide a neutral and unbiased opinion of value. The use cases include insurance, collateral loan, charitable donation (IRS income tax deduction) – the appraisal is the basis for the underlying financial liability or obligation. Qualified Appraisers adhere to the ethics and…