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Last week’s decision by an independent appraisal review board rejecting a bid by Sandy Creek Energy Associates to cut its Riesel-based coal-fired power plant’s tax appraisal by nearly two-thirds might count for little amid continuing litigation between power-plant owners and the McLennan County Appraisal District. But it’s a symbolic win for the little guy who fulfills his civic duty and pays his property taxes — and then wonders why Big Business often squirms out of doing the same. Read More

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Caito Foods Service Inc. plans to spend $14.7 million to expand its east-side distribution operations, creating as many as 342 jobs by the end of 2019, according to a tax abatement request filed with the Department of Metropolitan Development. Read More

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The Georgia Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling in favor of the Newton County Tax Assessor’s Office, affirming that a tax sale does not qualify as an “arm’s length, bona fide” transaction for the purpose of setting property tax values. Read More

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A five-member panel Thursday rejected a request to reduce the Riesel coal-fired power plant’s tax appraisal by nearly two-thirds but voted to roll back the McLennan County Appraisal District’s value. Read More

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An audit by the Guilford County Tax Department has found that Downtown Greensboro Renaissance LLC (DGR), a subsidiary of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, owes over $150,000 in back taxes on the Greensboro Grasshopper stadium – roughly $125,000 for business personal property taxes, plus $26,000 in interest and penalties. Read More

New York has the highest property taxes in the nation: The New York City suburbs pay the most, while upstate counties pay the most compared to home values. Read More

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A major financial storm is brewing for Milam County – and Luminant is at its center. Read More

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The dispute between Luminant and the Milam Appraisal District (AD) over values at the Sandow Power Plant—which will ultimately affect Rockdale ISD and Milam County taxpayers—appears headed toward a court date. Luminant did not send representatives to appear before the AD’s Appraisal Review Board’s (ARB) scheduled protest hearings Thursday. Read More

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The Rutherford County Commission Budget Committee stood by a recommended 7.8 percent property increase for schools in a 5-2 vote Wednesday, two days before the final decision is made. Read More

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California lawmakers recently introduced SCA 5, a new proposal of an old idea to create a “split-roll” property tax.  The proposed constitutional amendment would remove Proposition 13’s limits on property taxes for commercial and industrial properties. The measure would allow for yearly reassessment of those properties to ensure their property taxes reflect current market value, as opposed to only reassessing a property when it changes ownership.  Protections for residential and agricultural property assessments would remain in place. Read More

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The Atlanta partners behind the SkyView Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta plan to pay unpaid taxes to a Florida county that is prepared to sell the multi-million dollar attraction to get its money, a spokesman for the partners said Wednesday. Read More

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As expected Monday morning, the Appraisal Review Board for the Travis Central Appraisal District effectively accepted the "agreed order" between the city of Austin and TCAD – suspending, for the moment, the city's challenge of TCAD's commercial property valuations. The suspension was essentially a tactical maneuver by Mayor Steve Adler and the city's attorneys, allowing the TCAD certification of the current year's tax rolls to proceed by the statutory end of Aug­ust – but then allowing the city to appeal the ARB decision to state district court, and meanwhile share its discovery information of commercial market prices with TCAD's appraisers. Read More

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Tallahassee City Manager Anita Favors Thompson is seeking a 27-percent property tax increase to pay for more police officers, fire fighters and equipment, according to a release from city officials. Read More

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An estimated 10,000 Denton County residents have filed appeals of their 2015 property tax appraisals, but officials said Monday they expect that group of unhappy taxpayers to be about the same size as last year. Read More

 

If you live in the rural part of DeWitt County, you are likely to get a letter soon that may be disturbing.

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The House and Senate negotiations over a tax cut deal have narrowed to a single sticking point: when a proposed property tax cut should go into effect. Read More

 

Hidalgo County’s chief appraiser went before the county commission this morning. Read More

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House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dennis Bonnen slammed a Senate proposal to give a school property tax break to homeowners Tuesday as he laid it out for his panel's consideration. Read More

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Recent News

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:19pm

Last week’s decision by an independent appraisal review board rejecting a bid by Sandy Creek Energy Associates to cut its Riesel-based coal-fired power plant’s tax appraisal by nearly two-thirds might count for little amid continuing litigation between power-plant owners and the McLennan County Appraisal District. But it’s a symbolic win for the little guy who fulfills his civic duty and pays his property taxes — and then wonders why Big Business often squirms out of doing the same. Read More

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 10:13pm

Caito Foods Service Inc. plans to spend $14.7 million to expand its east-side distribution operations, creating as many as 342 jobs by the end of 2019, according to a tax abatement request filed with the Department of Metropolitan Development. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:46pm

The Atlanta partners behind the SkyView Ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta plan to pay unpaid taxes to a Florida county that is prepared to sell the multi-million dollar attraction to get its money, a spokesman for the partners said Wednesday. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:39pm

As expected Monday morning, the Appraisal Review Board for the Travis Central Appraisal District effectively accepted the "agreed order" between the city of Austin and TCAD – suspending, for the moment, the city's challenge of TCAD's commercial property valuations. The suspension was essentially a tactical maneuver by Mayor Steve Adler and the city's attorneys, allowing the TCAD certification of the current year's tax rolls to proceed by the statutory end of Aug­ust – but then allowing the city to appeal the ARB decision to state district court, and meanwhile share its discovery information of commercial market prices with TCAD's appraisers. Read More

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 10:48pm

California lawmakers recently introduced SCA 5, a new proposal of an old idea to create a “split-roll” property tax.  The proposed constitutional amendment would remove Proposition 13’s limits on property taxes for commercial and industrial properties. The measure would allow for yearly reassessment of those properties to ensure their property taxes reflect current market value, as opposed to only reassessing a property when it changes ownership.  Protections for residential and agricultural property assessments would remain in place. Read More