Colorado

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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Efforts to place Initiative 22 on the upcoming November ballot and its $1 billion push to flush the state's school finance system with new cash and raise state income taxes have district officials on the Western Slope scrambling to determine just how the new legislation – the first major attempt to overhaul the state’s school finance rules in two decades – will impact local districts. Read More
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Looking for a good show now that your favorite TV program is on summer hiatus? Why not watch the “Is There a Tiff About TIF?” program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Larimer County? Read More

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Many property owners in Delta county were surprised to see their assessed valuation plummet this year, some by as much as 20%. The county's valuation came in $23 million less than last year, for a total just shy of $300 million. The county relies on a portion of these property taxes for just two percent of its operating budget, but that still amounts to a significant amount of money. Read More

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Larimer County is sending out nearly 9,000 delinquent property tax statements for the property tax year 2012, payable in 2013, this week. Read More

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After years of market volatility, threats of contagion from the European debt crisis and relentless political brinksmanship in Washington, Americans are finally seeing positive economic news: Overall unemployment has continued a downward trajectory, Americans appear to be spending confidently and a bullish Wall Street has calmed many investor jitters. Read More
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The other shoe has dropped in Garfield County’s property valuation decline this year, and it’s a big one. Read More

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 The El Paso County Assessor's Office is warning residents that it has received a number of reports that residents in the Black Forest fire area have been contacted by imposters who claim to represent the El Paso County Assessor's Office. Residents should not provide information to these individuals. Read More

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Assessed property values in Weld County, long known for its affordable, rural lifestyle, have reached $7.1 billion this year, putting it on par with the wealthiest counties in metro Denver. Read More

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The monetary toll of the Black Forest fire became apparent Thursday as firefighters fully contained the blaze and homeowners moved back into the ashen Shoup Road corridor - where the fire hit hardest. Read More

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