Washington

A manual recount showed that Lewis County Assessor Dianne Dorey won re-election by just 23 votes. Read More

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The Lafayette City Council approves a pair of tax abatements for the new GE Aviation plant with a unanimous vote. Read More

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Thurston County assessor Steven Drew admitted violating state campaign law Thursday and was given a $300 suspended fine by the Public Disclosure Commission. Read More

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Campaign finance regulators have charged Thurston County Assessor Steven Drew with illegally soliciting campaign contributions from four subordinates early in 2012 to support the re-election of Democratic County Commissioner Sandra Romero. Read More

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For years, we’ve criticized our City Council and mayor for approving millions of dollars in property tax breaks to a handful of large residential developers through the Multi-Family Tax Exemption (MFTE) program. The amount of these tax breaks now rivals our housing levy.  Read More

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Washington lawmakers are disagreeing about their agreements. Read More

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New York State's Cooperative and Condominium Tax Abatement Program was enacted in 1998 and renewed regularly in an attempt to equalize property taxes owed by apartment dwellers and house owners. It recently was extended to 2015 with some notable revisions to be phased in. Among them, non-owner-occupied apartments — including those held in trust or by limited liability companies (LLCs) are being excluded from the abatement program. Read More

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People who are anxious about the possibility of their property taxes going up have a new resource to turn to. King County just launched a web site to allow homeowners to appeal their property valuations electronically. They can use the site to look up comparable sales and submit that information along with the appeal. Read More

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After five years of seeing the valuation of homes drop county wide, Clark County Assessor Peter Van Nortwick says the valuation of most homes in the county is expected to jump about 10 to 15 percent this year. Read More

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As of July 28, nonprofit fair associations will be exempt from paying taxes on their real and personal property. Read More

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Moses Lake is asking not to pay about $1.3 million to the county for at least a year. Read More

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REC Silicon is entitled to a $16 million refund from Grant County for property taxes the Moses Lake plant paid in 2011, under a formalized settlement agreement announced this week between the two parties. Read More

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Saving a life is all in a day’s work for Island County Assessor Mary Engle. Read More

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Pierce County property tax statements that were mailed last week are missing one small element - the county's return address on the payment stubs. Read More

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Shouldn’t government work with taxpayers to resolve issues such as late payments? Read More

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Senate Coalition-Majority Leader Rodney Tom (D-48th District, Bellevue) chastised Democrat members for playing politics and not taking the will of Washingtonians seriously by introducing five fiscal reform bills before the Senate Ways and Means Committee on Thursday. Read More

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Spokane County Treasurer Rob Chase believes that the penalties and interest charged on delinquent property taxes are just too high. Read More

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King County property values, for tax purposes, are mostly down from last year, but taxes are up, the county reported Wednesday. Read More
 

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