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Harmons grocery stores says they simply forgot to pay property taxes on time. Developer Terry Diehl uses unpaid tax as sort of a no-approval-needed cheap loan. Snowbird condo owners didn’t pay as part of a fight against sharply higher taxes. A tax notice for a new Embassy Suites was sent elsewhere. Read More

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The City Council voted Wednesday to raise taxes by about $61 a year for the average homeowner, with the increase going toward public safety costs and road maintenance, among other expenses. Read More

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Now that the Salt Lake City Council has approved a 13.8 percent hike in property taxes, it faces an even bigger question. Read More

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Everyone is smiling but nobody is happy at City Hall, where the Salt Lake City Council and Mayor Ralph Becker have been wrestling for control. Read More

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Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City mayor, has vetoed a budget passed by the Salt Lake City Council that included a proposed tax property increase. Read More

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Photographer Trent Nelson recently visited Rulon Jeffs’ old compound at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon and found rust and high grass. Read More

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Salt Lake County Assessor Lee Gardner has received his LDS mission call and is planning to leave office in August for Barcelona, Spain. Read More

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A bill aimed at making school funding more equal across Utah earned committee approval Wednesday despite concerns that it could mean higher property taxes in most school districts. Read More

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A controversial proposal to redistribute property taxes collected by local school districts narrowly cleared the Senate on Monday after divisive debate. Read More

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Having a federally protected spotted owl or prairie dog on property soon could lower property taxes. Read More

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While the tax has been around for a while, Utahns may notice an extra line on their property taxes if a bill sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell, R-Heber City is passed in by the Utah Legislature. House Bill 264 "Property Tax Notice Amendments" would require counties to show taxpayers the portion of collected taxes benefiting charter schools, a tax that is currently incorporated into the local school district tax. Read More

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A local lawmaker’s bill giving property owners better options in appealing their property tax assessments is one step closer to reality. Read More

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Many well-known businesses failed to pay their 2012 property taxes on time, including some that have been in the news for financial problems — Trolley Square Associates,

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Real-estate tax exemptions for soldiers and urban farmers are among new laws taking effect in Utah for the New Year.

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 Salt Lake County leaders will hold a public hearing Thursday night to discuss a property tax increase that could have a significant impact. Read more

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 When the city fell short in paying its $2.8 million UTOPIA bill for 2013, the Orem City Council in June proposed a 50 percent property tax increase to make up for the gap. The owner of a $184,500 home would have paid $97 more a year under the plan — the first hike of its kind in the city in nearly three decades. Read more

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 Salt Lake County Council members looked everywhere for ways to cut Mayor Peter Corroon’s proposed 2013 budget and its 17.5 percent tax increase for countywide services. Read more

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 Salt Lake County Council members betrayed little emotion Thursday as Mayor Peter Corroon laid out a 2013 budget proposal that included a 17.5 percent tax increase. Read more

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 Salt Lake County Council members betrayed little emotion Thursday as Mayor Peter Corroon laid out a 2013 budget proposal that included a 17.5 percent tax increase. Read more

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 Utah voters have approved a constitutional amendment that exempts members of the military from property taxes if they served on active duty out of state at least 200 days in a year. Read more

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