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Your property tax rate is sure to increase next year.  Commissioners will be diverting roughly 85% of new tax revenue increases to beautification projects and shopping malls in just 10% of the county. Read more

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I<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap--> n late July, the Lake County Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to increase the property tax millage rate by 18 percent to fund raises for county employees, the purchase of new vehicles, expansion of parks and more money for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.<!--p:BC BCJ Body Copy RR drop cap-->  Read More

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Lake County taxes are set to go up as much as 18 percent. County commissioners aproved the tentative millage increase Tuesday. Read More

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Florida’s greenbelt tax classification is a smart, effective way to ensure that increasing property taxes don’t force farms and ranches to sell out. Read More

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New government data show that natural gas distribution has undergone significant growth in recent years — a trend that could benefit Marion County’s tax coffers. Read More

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A state performance audit of county boards that hear property tax appeals by unhappy homeowners and businesses says appeals appear to have been rigged by local government officials who are more interested in safeguarding tax revenues than fairly valuing real estate. Read More

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Miami-Dade County’s property tax base expanded 6.5 percent from last year, the biggest gain since the historic real estate crash crippled the region’s economy and sent local governments scrambling to make ends meet. Read More

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American Strategic Insurance is looking to be the first company to take advantage of a local property tax exemption program approved by voters in 2011. Read More

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 It’s easy to find home- and land-owner information on the website of Miami-Dade’s Property Appraiser, with a notable exception: the house where the county’s elected property appraiser lives. Read More

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 Sun West Acquisition, the company that owns land where the SunWest Harbourtowne luxury resort is planned, owes Pasco County more than $53,000 in back taxes. Read More

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 Let’s get it over with, Brevard, and cut property taxes in half for all industrial property. Read More

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Gov. Mike Pence's plan to eliminate the tax on business equipment would mean significantly higher taxes for other property owners if the state took no specific action to protect them, according to a new analysis. Read More

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 If elected to Congress, state Rep. Kathleen Peters will help determine how the federal government spends billions of tax dollars. But Peters' record for paying her own property taxes shows a history of late payments. Read More

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 Brevard County commissioners this morning approved more than $853,000 in property tax breaks for MC Assembly, hoping to save 540 local jobs. Read More

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 Citrus County Property Appraiser Geoffrey Greene was found dead from an apparent suicide at his home Sunday afternoon, deputies said. Read More

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MarineMax, considered the nation's largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, wants to relocate its headquarters from 18167 U.S. 19 N. to a bigger facility just a few miles up the road, and it tentatively has won a property tax exemption over the next five years to help facilitate the move. Read More

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