Florida

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state legislators have traveled the state this year boasting about the extra money they steered toward schools and teachers. Read More

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Residents' property taxes could go up next year as city leaders try to offset a budget shortfall and growing financial obligations to retired employees. Read More

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 Florida Keys property owners pay more in property taxes than any other Florida county, despite having one of the lowest millage, or tax, rates in the state. Read More

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Miami-Dade County government may be about to undergo another round of austerity after county commissioners approved by a vote of 8-4 a budget for the new year which does not include an increase in property taxes. Read More

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County Administrator Len Sossamon is recommending to the Hernando County Commission a $322.8 million spending plan for the 2013-14 fiscal year, funded in part by a 24.5 percent increase in the property tax rate. Read More

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U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan was hit with more than $1,000 in penalties and interest charges on a 2012 property tax bill on a home he and his wife maintain near Capitol Hill, records show. Read More

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When it meets Monday night, the Marco Island City Council is scheduled to set the tentative maximum property tax rate for fiscal 2014. Read More

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The City Council on Monday proposed advertising a property tax rate for fiscal 2013-14 of $6.95 per $1,000 of taxable value. Read More

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Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday backed off entirely from a property-tax rate hike he had proposed a mere six days earlier, saying dissatisfied commissioners and angry residents prompted him to change his mind. Read More

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A Florida man who is being sued for allegedly buying property illegally denies the allegations and says he received a tax deed for the subject real estate. Read More

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9 Investigates has discovered property tax breaks for Orange County homeowners who aren't entitled to Florida’s popular homestead exemptions. Read More

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A day after proposing a property-tax rate hike in his 2013-14 budget, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez said he would scale back the eyebrow-raising increase. Read More

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Polk County commissioners unanimously approved $4.5 million in tax incentives Tuesday to recruit an Amazon warehouse to Lakeland. Read More

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The taxable value of Florida Keys land has increased by nearly $479 million, says a new Monroe County tax roll submitted to the state Monday for review. Read More

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While families are celebrating the Fourth of July and getting ready for fireworks Thursday, fireworks of a different kind are already underway at Miami-Dade County Hall. Read More

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Downtown Ocala and the tiny towns of Dunnellon and McIntosh posted the best gains in property values over the past year, as land values across the community inched upward for the first time in five years, a newly released report shows. Read More

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Rising Palm Beach County property values are climbing even higher than expected, according to new estimates released Thursday. Read More

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Property values rose for the second straight year, the Broward County Property Appraiser's Office announced Friday. Read More

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Hernando County property values slid again last year, which will cost the county government another million dollars in tax revenue if the property tax rate is not increased for the 2013-14 fiscal year. Read More

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Rather than euthanize unwanted cats and dogs, politicians in Florida's Miami-Dade County are proposing a special property tax that would pay for saving the animals for possible adoption.  Read More

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