Tennessee

Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, July 8, on a new county property tax rate of $4.38. Read More

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Cass County has agreed to pay $42,350 as a final settlement to Kim M. Dinverno in return for her agreement to drop any further legal actions against the county. Read More

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A prominent business owner and political fundraiser has not paid property taxes on his corporate headquarters in at least eight years, NewsChannel 5 has discovered. Read More

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The Roane County school system is in a budget crisis, with a shortfall of more than $1.5 million.  Read More

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Hold on, hippie Democrat tree-huggers. Stop assuming a Republican-ruled Tennessee General Assembly doesn’t want to “promote North American energy independence and to conserve limited natural resources.” Clearly you have not read their “findings,” right there in the first paragraph of SB 1000/HB 62, a business property tax bill passed by the Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. Read More

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The Smyrna Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 15-cent property tax increase instead of the initial 46 percent property tax increase proposed. Read More

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Folks stopping by Town Hall Monday offered split views about whether the government should raise their property taxes by 46.1 percent to avoid depleting reserves and cutting more jobs. Read More

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Four people with properties annexed by the City of Newport filed a legal Complaint against the city saying they should not have been liable for 2012 city property taxes because their appeals to the annexation continued into 2012. Read More

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Assessor of Property Bill Bennett said it is "really close" on whether overall property values have risen or fallen in the recently completed reappraisal. Read More

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Layoffs, buyouts and a tax hike were at the center of budget discussions Tuesday morning among Memphis city council members. Read More

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Dwin and Emily Dodson would rather work in their horse pastures than fight legal battles. But that’s what they had to do after their property, Blackwood Stables, was pulled off the greenbelt in 2009. Read More

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Smyrna’s Town Council on Tuesday night unanimously approved on first reading a 46.1 percent property tax increase to avoid depleting reserves or cutting more government jobs. Read More

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Farmers in Haywood County said an upcoming tax increase on their property could affect the fate of their farms. Read More

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Wharton says city all out of one-time savings gimmicks. Read More

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I recently wrote about Christ Church Pentecostal of Nashville’s litigation with the Tennessee Board of Equalization.  The issue was whether a portion of the church facility was subject to local property tax.  The Court ruled that, for the periods in question 7% of the facility was not exempt.  That would be the portions used as a bookstore/cafe and a fitness center. Read More

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Nothing like a tax case to get into fundamental questions about religion.  The most recent one is between Christ Church Pentecostal of Nashville and the Tennessee State Board of Equalization.  Christ Church Pentecostal (CCP)  is what is known as a megachurch. Read More

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The average Davidson County homeowner will pay lower property taxes after the latest countywide reappraisal found residential property values declined in most parts of the county, Property Assessor George Rooker Jr. said Wednesday. Read More

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Cleveland leaders tentatively have agreed to support a 12.4 percent city property tax increase as a way to boost police and firefighter personnel numbers and provide a 3.5 percent cost-of-living raise to city employees. Read More

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ProNova Solutions, the high-tech manufacturing company led by

Terry Douglass, will pay nothing for land at the Pellissippi Place technology park, under a deal approved today by the park’s operating committee. Read More

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Blount County Tax Revolt is looking to change county government and get citizens more involved in making decisions on taxes. Read More

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