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A wind farm developer will launch a second construction phase that will build more than 100 wind turbines as part of a project that will create as many as 200 temporary jobs, officials said Wednesday. Read More

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On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Miller County Board of Assessors met at the Tax Assessor Building. All members were present including Chairman William Smith, Vice Chairman William M. Middleton Sr, and Assessor Michael R. Warren. Appraiser staff present were Chief Appraiser Tammy Ivy and Ericca Mock. Commissioner Allen Worsley was also present. Read More

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Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once observed. And that is true, as long as taxes are imposed fairly, reasonably and efficiently. Do Connecticut's taxes meet those criteria? Read More

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Tax relief approved

12 Oct 2014

A new change in current tax laws approved by the Kauai County Council on Wednesday is scheduled to bring relief to thousands of county taxpayers who experienced noticeable increases on their real property tax bills. Read More

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The City of Fort St. John could change its tax exemption policy so that non-profits and churches would have to pay taxes on vacant land or undeveloped parking lots they own. Read More

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The Knox County Tax Assessor’s Office has called into question, a request for tax exempt status filed by Good Samaritan Hospital. The claim, according to the Assessor’s office, shows the hospital requesting an exemption for items not believed to be used for medical purposes. Read More

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Super Steel LLC, a metal fabricator based in Milwaukee, appealed its property assessment with the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, but lost the appeal, according to documents filed with the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission. Read More

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Since the Nevada Constitution was ratified in 1864, it has contained provisions that govern the taxation of the mining industry and the methods of distributing the proceeds from mining taxes. Changes to taxation on this industry have generally required constitutional amendments, rather than action through legislation or voter initiatives. Question 2 would remove the provisions of the constitution that govern taxation of the mining industry and the distribution of those tax revenues. Read More

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Three Democratic candidates for state House seats gathered in front of the Social Security Administration office in Kalamazoo on Monday to push for the repeal of Michigan's tax on pensions. Read More

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The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a legal challenge to Alabama's property tax system.The Supreme Court's decision today means one of the nation's lowest property tax rates remains intact. Read More

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The California Legislature ended the 2014 legislative session after midnight on Friday, August 28.  NAIOP SoCal and our political advocate, the California Business Properties Association (CBPA), worked furiously during the final week meeting with legislators to press our case against a number of bills that challenged the interests of the commercial real estate industry.  Read More

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The Real Property Tax Advisory Commission is proposing a compromise for homeowners whose properties fall under the new Residential A classification put forth by Mayor Kirk Caldwell last year and approved by the City Council. Read More

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Next year, the typical Travis County homeowner will pay an additional $291 in property taxes to local governments, a nearly 5 percent increase in the average total property tax bill. Read More

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The problem began many years ago when our State Legislature drew boundaries for its school districts and authorized them with local taxing authority. The idea was to enable local control. Specifically, the plan was to empower locally elected school officials to manage the financial needs of their neighborhood schools. Unfortunately, these districts were not created with funding equity in mind. Now equal funding is a real problem, one that is destined to be fought in our courts if we don’t solve it soon. Read More

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Mark T. Brand, a former Indian River school board member, has argued that he is not the legal owner of two buildings in the village occupied by tenants who pay him rent — but state law suggests he is.  Read More

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Would you buy something without having any idea what it costs?

I last posed this question a few months ago, not long after Michigan legislators adopted a bill sharply limiting who the state can go after for payment of delinquent corporate taxes. Read More

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Recent News

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 7:54pm

A wind farm developer will launch a second construction phase that will build more than 100 wind turbines as part of a project that will create as many as 200 temporary jobs, officials said Wednesday. Read More

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Miller County Board of Assessors met at the Tax Assessor Building. All members were present including Chairman William Smith, Vice Chairman William M. Middleton Sr, and Assessor Michael R. Warren. Appraiser staff present were Chief Appraiser Tammy Ivy and Ericca Mock. Commissioner Allen Worsley was also present. Read More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:45pm

Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once observed. And that is true, as long as taxes are imposed fairly, reasonably and efficiently. Do Connecticut's taxes meet those criteria? Read More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:43pm

A new change in current tax laws approved by the Kauai County Council on Wednesday is scheduled to bring relief to thousands of county taxpayers who experienced noticeable increases on their real property tax bills. Read More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 6:42pm

The City of Fort St. John could change its tax exemption policy so that non-profits and churches would have to pay taxes on vacant land or undeveloped parking lots they own. Read More