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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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A bill that would give a property tax exemption to on-base military housing passed a state House committee Friday, adding an amendment that would stop prisoners from receiving homestead exemption. Read More

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Rev. Bishop, who recently lost his former Faith Christian Family Church in an unrelated bankruptcy case, has been fighting 8 years against current and former Bay County Property Appraisers over the property taxes on his home. Read More

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A timeshare condo association is taking Volusia County's property appraiser to court to argue the county is asking too much in property taxes. Read More

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A group of senior citizens faced off with the Marion County Commission on Tuesday and lost a battle over a property tax break. Read More

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If the Space Coast wants to remain a contender in the increasingly competitive world of economic development, it needs a full set of tools. Read More

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Almost 15 years ago, before this area was full of sinkholes, Paul Rosado's home in Regency Park started to form cracks. Read More

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Yankee star Derek Jeter got walloped with a $265,000 tax bill for his Tampa mega-mansion — a fourfold increase from what he paid a year ago. Read More
 

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Every year for more than a decade, Progress Energy has wrangled with Citrus County over its tax bill for the Crystal River power plant. And every year Progress has paid about $30 million in property taxes to the county – until last year, that is. Read More

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Duke Energy plans to continue making tax payments at a lower rate in 2013 despite objections from Citrus County and a pending lawsuit. Read More

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Prospects of increased property taxes in Toronto, coupled with a strong Canadian dollar and comparatively lower U.S. real estate prices, can combine to push more buyers from Canada to consider Sarasota homes for sale, reports Sarasota Bay Real Estate. Read More

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 Gov. Rick Scott was following a well-read playbook when he campaigned in 2010 to kick-start the economy in part with deep property-tax cuts. Read more

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 Okeechobee County Property Appraiser Bill Sherman won the first battle in what could be another long war with a utility company. On Wednesday, Dec. 19, the Okeechobee County Value Adjustment Board denied the petition of Florida Gas Transmission and upheld Mr. Sherman’s assessment of $87.8 million as the value for that portion of the natural gas pipeline in the county. Read more

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 With its granite-counter kitchens, lush landscaping and 24-hour gym, the Lakewood Pointe apartment complex near Tampa hardly fits the image of low-income housing. Read more

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 It’s been at least five years since Florida’s housing market collapsed under the weight of foreclosures, and the disaster is far from over, according to state economists and budget advisors. Read more

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