What politicians are billing as the biggest tax break in state history will offer relief to Johnson County property owners, but it has local officials worried about making ends meet. With big breaks for some rental properties, apartment-heavy Iowa City’s revenue will take one of the biggest hits in the state. Read More
That Property Tax Reform Bill was a work in progress for more than a decade. Wednesday night the Senate passed the bill, followed by the House on Thursday morning. Lawmakers say the biggest impact will be felt by small business owners. Read More
City officials in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City aren’t happy that years of talk in the Iowa Legislature about property-tax relief for commercial and industrial property owners ended Thursday with a new law that they say will cost their cities dearly. Read More
Iowa lawmakers have wrapped up this year's legislative session and they passed 3 big bills before adjourning. The 3 bills will bring changes to education, health care and property tax reform. Read More
As of late last week, five additional commercial and industrial companies have filed petitions witht the Buena Vista County Assessor's Office, challenging property tax valuation assessments of 2013. Read More
The Iowa Senate agreed Thursday to send a property tax relief issue to a House-Senate conference committee, marking the farthest point it has progressed in the split-control Legislature and raising hope a compromise could be forged this session. Read More
Unlike floating casinos, Iowa gaming venues on land are subject to property taxes. Like other commercial properties, the onshore casinos pay taxes on their land and buildings, but not their machinery and equipment, such as slot machines. Read More
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