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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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Tampa's likely budget deficit for 2014 has dropped by more than a third, thanks to a rise in property values.Read More

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Since then, he has missed three years of property tax payments, falling so far behind that the unit soon could be put up for auction. Read More

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When the recession hit and property tax revenues fell by millions a few years ago, it meant fiscal austerity in the Town of Palm Beach budget, including cutting unsustainable police and fire pensions. Read More

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Property values in Miami-Dade County rose for the second year in a row – welcome news for South Florida municipalities, which derive much of their revenue from property taxes. Read More

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Last November Florida voters passed Amendment 11 to the Florida Constitution, allowing a property tax break to low-income seniors. If you are expecting to see this tax break on your next property tax bill, think again. Unfortunately, each city and county government must decide if they wish to implement this tax break. That means that even though the majority of voters in Florida thought this was a good idea, each council or commission has the right to say no. Read More

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Duke Energy's attempt to slash its Citrus County tax bill might have backfired: A new appraisal says the utility owes more than three times what it paid last year. Read More

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Thousands of people in Duval County still owe property taxes from last year -- a total of $34 million worth -- and now there is a chance they could lose their homes. Read More

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As president of the homeowners association for Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, Ronnie Deese has long argued his neighbors shoulder too much of the tax burden for tiny St. Leo. Read More

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Florida, long-touted as a business friendly state with no income tax, has one of the nation’s highest business tax burdens, according to a new report from a boutique economic consulting firm. Read More

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Florida, long-touted as a business friendly state with no income tax, has one of the nation’s highest business tax burdens, according to a new report from a boutique economic consulting firm. Read More

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As the dispute between Monroe County and a private housing developer we wrote about earlier this month begins to move forward, we’ve received a number of tips from residents of the Keys. They’re concerned about the status of a major international corporation’s legal quest to dodge property taxes in Monroe County. Read More

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The Miami Dolphins are attempting to score what would be an incredibly fast political touchdown: a one-month campaign to convince Miami-Dade County voters to sign off on a stadium construction deal. Read More

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The Manatee County Commission was scheduled to discuss a referendum on community tax issues during its April 9 meeting. Read More

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It started with a simple property transfer in 2007 in Key West: The U. S. Navy moved ownership of some property to its private housing partner, Southeast Housing. Monroe County declared later that the land was no longer absolved of taxation as part of U.S. government immunity and laid a $11.5 million tax bill on Southeast and its UK-based ownership, Balfour Beatty Communities. Read More

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At the same time Universal Orlando is asking taxpayers to pay for a pedestrian bridge that would serve one of its new hotels, the theme park giant wants Orange County to cut its property tax bill. Read More

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The Florida Senate, in a unanimous 40-0 vote Thursday, approved a bill that would limit property tax exemptions for military housing to units actually occupied by active duty or civilian service members. Read More

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