Nebraska was ranked this fall among the 10 worst states in the country for retirees by Kiplinger, a publisher of personal finance advice. Read more

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 The Cassgram reports the county began efforts several years ago, primarily the hiring of a special appraiser, to determine what it believed to be a truer value of active mining properties than what had been used before. Read more

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 A company owned by Winston-Salem Dash owner Billy Prim won’t pay any property taxes on BB&T Ballpark for 2012, after winning an appeal that cuts its tax bill from about $339,000 to zero. Read more

 Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Erik Stanley is defending the church in the Arizona Court of Appeals. He says the assessor was demanding a 501(c)3 letter, something not required by either state or federal laws. He says he has no idea why the assessor would demand that. Read more

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 San Francisco is adding green labels for homes and businesses to official property records, a move that is meant to acknowledge the monetary value of environmentally conscious upgrades. Read more

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 Issues between the collector and assessor led to a long, and often heated, discussion at the November 20 Crawford County Commission meeting. Collector Pat Schwent brought allegations that Assessor Kerry Summers and his office staff refused to work with her office. Read more

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 Saline County Tax Assessor Cheryl Pearce responded Wednesday to a charge by Rod Wallace in a Tuesday story in the Daily Register that she had lied to him. Wallace, owner of Wallace Auto Parts and Services, Raleigh said In the Tuesday story that he had not been told that the tax assessor needed more information in order to provide him with an estimate of real estate taxes on his business if he rebuilt the same buildings that were destroyed in a recent fire. Read more

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 The Lumberyard project on Haddon Avenue in Collingswood was supposed to help encourage downtown revitalization by infusing the downtown with high end residential units and the consumers that come with them, but nearly a decade later, in a much different economy, The Lumberyard's original purpose has yet to be realized. Read more

 School districts that collect more in property taxes than state-mandated school funding levels can keep the money, a sharply divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that top officials said threatened reforms intended to provide equitable education funding across the state. Read more

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 Lt. Gov. Brian Calley announced Tuesday the state will phase out the personal property tax within 10 years. The move could mean the loss of $1,708,570 in tax revenue if the tax is not replaced. Read more

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 The Allegheny County property reassessment and appeals are wreaking havoc on local communities trying to figure out their 2013 budgets. Read more

 Superstorm Sandy may have one more nasty surprise still to come: higher taxes. Read more

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 Claims were made in the Dáil that if the Government effectively implemented its 12.5 per cent corporation tax rate it would raise €3-€4 billion and avoid the need for property taxes and further cuts in health services. Read more

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 A battle is on between Citrus County leaders and Progress Energy over unpaid property taxes. Read more

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 Millions of dollars identified by the Wayne County Treasurer's office are coming available through the Michigan State Housing Development Authority that will go to aiding homeowners who are struggling to pay property taxes. Read more

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  A plan to keep Michigan’s economy driving forward by reforming the burdensome personal property tax was outlined today by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville and House Speaker Jase Bolger. Read more

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  New York City homeowners whose houses were severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy will get an extra three months to pay their property taxes and could receive partial refunds under measures announced on Thursday by city officials. Read more

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 The 2011 property valuations continue to be a burning issue around the Lake Norman area and Mecklenburg County and will remain so until all residents feel that the issue is resolved. Read more

 Two major errors on Jefferson County tax bills had phones ringing off the hook at the assessor's office, reports Fox 2. Read more

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 City councilors should think of a $40 tax rate on business property as throwing sand on the snow slide of progress, a chamber of commerce official said. Read more

Recent News

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:04pm

 The Oklahoman Tax Commission failed nearly fifty percent of the state's county assessors offices in their 2013 audit. Read More

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 8:05pm

 School districts statewide inadvertently absorb themultimillion-dollar tax breaks that Hillsboro and Washington County have extended to Intel for almost two decades. Read More

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:10pm

 The California Board of Equalization in December 2013 issued guidance to advise nonprofit real-estate owners of the property tax consequences of hosting on their tax exempt properties solar generating equipment owned by for-profit renewable energy developers.  Hosting developers in this fashion has seen a burgeoning of distributed solar power, particularly in California.  But nonprofits, such as churches and hospitals, have been reluctant to join with developers out of fear that their participation could jeopardize in whole or part their exemption from property taxes.  That caution is justified: loss of all or part of a property tax exemption not only increases the cost of electricity due to the additional property tax burden, it might impact the nonprofit’s tax exempt bond financing by triggering a reporting covenant or even constituting an event of default (if the property were developed with tax exempt financing). Read More

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:11pm

 The tribe that owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino will not appeal a ruling that upheld the government's authority to collect property taxes on slot machines, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation said Tuesday. Read More

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 8:12pm

 The Mishawaka Common Council unanimously approved a five-year tax abatement for WellPet Monday night. Read More