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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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Nearly two-thirds of Palm Beach County’s homesteaded property owners will pay more in property taxes next year, even if local governments hold their tax rates flat, Property Appraiser Gary Nikolits said Friday. Read More

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On Wednesday, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill creating an ad valorem tax exemption regarding federal lands and military housing. The Senate bill was sponsored by Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, while the House version was sponsored by Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama City. Read More

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J. Kelly Kennedy, a Winter Haven Attorney and Certified Public Accountant, filed a declaratory action against the Polk County Property Tax Appraiser's Office in April, 2013 and recently amended it as a class action suit against all 67 Florida County Property Tax Appraisers and the Florida Department of Revenue. The amended case will affect thousands of Florida homeowners who overpaid real property taxes since 2008. Read More

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A bill on Gov. Rick Scott’s desk could save a British company millions of dollars, while stymieing the Monroe County Property Appraiser’s office and setting a new precedent for calculating property taxes at privatize military housing. Read More

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