Colorado

 A 9-year-old tax dispute between Montezuma County and Kinder Morgan has landed in the lap of the Colorado Supreme Court. Read More

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 Clear Creek’s county commissioners have declined a request from Henderson Mine officials to base the mine’s property-tax valuation on a year-to-year basis instead of the current 10-year average. Read More

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 Larimer County commissioners have approved a settlement with Anheuser-Busch on its property tax valuation: $78 million per year for 2013 and 2014 and $73 million per year for 2015 and 2016. Read More

 

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There have been a number of controversies concerning the tax-exempt status of YMCAs around the nation, most recently in Kansas, where for-profit health clubs contended that they were no different than YMCAs and deserved YMCA-like tax exemptions. Although the “C” in YMCA stands for “Christian,” the notion of a YMCA as a religious entity doesn’t seem to have been much of a consideration. But it has apparently been an issue in Colorado, where earlier this month the Colorado Board of Assessment Appeals approved a full property tax exemption for religious use to the YMCA of the Rockies. Read More

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Larimer County commissioners have decided to appeal the decision by the Board of Assessment Appeals on Friday that granted the YMCA a religious property tax exemption. Read More

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Centennial City Council has increased the tax exemption for business personal property to $100,000, an attempt to make life easier for existing businesses and attract new ones. Read More

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There’s a new person to loathe when your property taxes increase again (yes. that’s right. they NEVER decrease) Read More

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Morgan County is preparing to fight Safeway Inc. in Colorado over the value of its property. Read More

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Tax breaks are coming to a number of Colorado small businesses and ride-sharing-app services Uber Technologies and Lyft will continue to operate, thanks to bills that Gov. John Hickenlooper signed into law on Thursday. Read More

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Two days before a trial de Novo was scheduled to be heard by District Court Judge Martin Gonzalez, the plaintiffs proposed a settlement agreement with the Saguache County Assessor and County Board of Equalization over the reassessment of their properties in the Town of Crestone and some parcels in the Baca Grande subdivision. According to Elaine Johnson, one of the property owners bringing the action, the “case resulted in a very favorable settlement for the owners two days before the start of trial.” Read More

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 While in Colorado last week, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet emphasized the need to reinstate funding for the Payment in Lieu of Taxes, often called PILT payments. Read More

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 Federal foot-dragging could mean millions in lost revenue for Eagle County, and could gut the county’s community grant program. Read More

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Storm Mountain Ranch owners failed in their appeal to keep agricultural tax status for the building envelopes of their luxury homes but succeeded in reducing the valuation of that land. Read More

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Property tax appeals in which Dillard's claimed its Longmont store had been "overvalued" by Boulder County can be used as evidence in a hearing to set the store's value now, the Boulder County District Court ruled Tuesday. Read More

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