Case Study: Property Tax

Fixing Improper Vehicle Assessments for an OFS Leader


A large oilfield service provider engaged Merit to help fix incorrect assessments on its fleet of vehicles to reduce the company’s tax liability.

Results for client


Cash Tax Savings


Reduction in Overall Value


  • The client needed updated assessments on its vehicles, as some were over-appraised and others were not taxable.
  • Errors created a potential liability of $1.1 Million.

Merit Action Plan:

  • Worked with both lessor and lessee of vehicles to identify proper value and situs of each one.


  • Negotiated appropriate assessments with dozens of jurisdictions.

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