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 Santa Rosa County is offering a property tax rebate of $78,000 to a company in Pace if it expands its employment by 26 employees. Read more

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 The City Commission tentatively adopted a $6 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year on first reading Wednesday, that includes a property tax rate increase. Read more

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The Florida Keys Mosquito Control board - outside of Commissioner Phil Goodman -has made it clear it's willing to raise taxes next fiscal year in an effort to balance the budget and curb precipitous declines in cash reserves over recent years. Read more

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 It’s been a familiar and recurring complaint, but also an inaccurate one: that property taxes keep going up. They don’t. For most people, property taxes fell this year.  Read more

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 Saying Neptune Beach “works on fumes,” the mayor is suggesting raising taxes to make up a budget shortfall. Read more

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 Alachua County residents this month will get their final say about the county budget for fiscal year 2012-13, which will leave the County Commission a tough choice between raising property taxes or making deep program cuts the following year. Read more

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 County commissioners barely managed Thursday to get the unanimous vote needed to tentatively raise one property tax rate about 57 percent to continue providing fire service in the unincorporated Dunedin area. Read more

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 Supporters of an increase in property taxes for Seminole County schools Thursday kicked off their campaign to win voter approval, with former Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy leading the drive. Read more

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 Atlantic Beach has backed off of an earlier proposal to raise the property tax rate as the City Commission heads into their first public budget hearing Monday. Read more

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 Flagler Beach property owners will likely see a bump in their property tax rate this year, though property values fell by about 5 percent citywide. Read more

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 Putting the brakes on another property tax rate increase could have damaging consequences for Palm Beach County roads. Read more

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 Two hearings at Lakeland City Hall are scheduled to discuss a possible 12 percent property tax rate increase, a 3.8 percent wastewater fee increase or a combination of both. Read more

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 For most of us, the news of what we will owe in property taxes this year came with no surprises. Read more

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 Lauderdale County residents can expect to see an increase in their school taxes, but not in their ad valorem taxes for 2013. The Board was presented with the Lauderdale County Schools' budget and there is a $600,000 increase in the budget from this year, meaning that taxes must go up to meet the need. Read more

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 As Flagler County property owners celebrate a break on their school tax bill, some school officials say they're concerned the district won't receive as much money as they expect this year. Read more

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 One commissioner is pushing hard to keep the city's property tax rate flat, but the board seems poised to raise the levy just under 4 percent to avoid additional cuts or dipping into reserves or other sources of money to tide the city over another year. Read more

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 Residents in five Lakeland mobile home communities face the prospect of significant tax hikes as the result of new value assessments following the purchase of the properties last year by a Chicago-based company. Read more

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 Tightly honed budgets and proposed property tax rates ranging from slight decreases to as much as a 15 percent increase will be considered in 12 beach communities this month. Here's a brief look at how some of the cities and towns are handling the next fiscal year. Read more

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 Property owners fighting to lower their taxes this year will be required to pay most of the bill on time even if Palm Beach County’s adjustment board is still considering their appeals. Read more

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 Brevard County school officials will ask voters in November to replace a property tax set up to fund facilities with a half cent sales tax. A portion of property taxes collected for schools is set to expire. Read more

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