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The process by which the financial worth of property is determined. The amount at which an item is valued. A demand by the board of directors of a corporation for the payment of any money that is still owed on the purchase of capital stock. The determination of the amount of damages to be awarded to a plaintiff who has been successful in a lawsuit. The ascertainment of the pro rata share of taxes to be paid by members of a group of taxpayers who have directly benefited from a particular common goal or project according to the benefit conferred upon the individual or his or her property. This is known as a special assessment. The listing and valuation of property for purposes of fixing a tax upon it for which its owner will be liable. The procedure by which the Internal Revenue Service, or other government department of taxation, declares that a taxpayer owes additional tax because, for example, the individual has understated personal gross income or has taken deductions to which he or she is not entitled. This process is also known as a deficiency assessment.


(Estimation), noun aestimatio, appraisal, appraisement, calculation, determination, estimate, mensuration, rating, reckoning, survey, valuation
Associated concepts: assessment of damages


(Levy), noun amount assessed as payable, capitation, census, cess, charge, charge levied, exactment, imposition, impost, rate, tallage, tax, toll
Associated concepts: assessed valuation, assessment and collection of taxes, assessment district, assessment for bennfits, assessment for special improvements, assessment innurance, assessment lien, assessment of property, assesssent roll, assessor, equalized assessment, improvements, municipal improvements, public improvements, special assessment, tax assessment, valuation of property
See also: account, ad valorem, appraisal, appreciation, arbitration, charge, choice, computation, concept, conclusion, cost, decision, determination, differentiation, discernment, discretion, discrimination, duty, estimate, estimation, excise, expense, idea, inspection, judgment, levy, measurement, opinion, perception, price, rate, rating, rent, tariff, tax, toll, value, verdict

ASSESSMENT. The making out a list of property, and fixing its valuation or appraisement; it is also applied to making out a list of persons, and appraising their several occupations, chiefly with a view of taxing the said persons and their property.

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This can only be achieved through wider understanding of the place that needs assessment has in reducing inequalities.
Throughout 2011, there was a growing interest in using a risk and needs assessment within the Massachusetts Parole Board.
When planning a community needs assessment for the farmworker population, please consider the following points:
Student needs assessment surveys: Do they predict student use of services?
For instance, one high school counselor expressed a desire to study college enrollment patterns among minority students but had difficulty in determining the types of questions to include on a needs assessment to evaluate students' plans for attending college.
The Instructional Analysis step is where the development of instruction begins, based firmly in the needs assessment results.
For example, the collaboration has resulted in several research projects such as South Asian Community Needs Assessment Survey and focus groups to improve the delivery of health information to uninsured Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Bangla speaking men and women in Los Angeles.
Two Teesside companies have joined forces to develop a web-based training needs assessment system.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts an infrastructure needs assessment every four years to estimate the future capital investment needs of local drinking water systems.
A needs assessment remains a vital process that determines responses and courses of action.
The needs assessment should include an area-by-area walk-through by housekeeping and facility management.
Illinois' Department of Human Services has trained some staff to administer a 14-question learning needs assessment, which can result in a TANF consumer being referred to the seamless pilot program designed to provide appropriate and seamless services.