The National Football League’s New York Giants sit atop their division. Their New Jerseyhometown is in the fiscal cellar. Read more

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 Six of Cape May County’s 16 municipalities awarded a record-setting dollar amount of assessment reductions in response to tax appeals this year, making 2012 the second-biggest blow to ratables since the market peaked in 2005. Read more

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 A lawsuit concerning the 2010 property values of a Lawton apartment complex is on hold. Read more

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 The settlement of a lawsuit more than a decade in the making means more than half a million dollars will soon be coming to a number of taxing districts throughout St. Landry Parish. Read more

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 Two fired property assessor employees filed a federal lawsuit this month against their former boss, Bill Boner, claiming sex discrimination and sexual harassment. Read more

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 City officials say three new tax incentives approved at the Oct. 16 City Council meeting will result in nearly $172 million in new Sterling Heights corporate investments and nearly $180,000 in new annual city revenue. Read more

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 Winnetka trustees have hinted they might consider repealing the village's landmark ordinance, but the possible financial implications to other homeowners may be much smaller than they think. Read more

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 Tucked near the end of a lengthy ballot that features contentious issues like abortion and the Supreme Court is a little-discussed business tax cut amendment hoping to make it into the state Constitution. Read more

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 On November 6, voters in New Orleans will decide whether to extend a property tax for flood protection and some non-flood protection items for 30 years.  A government watchdog group is urging taxpayers to vote the proposal down. Read more

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 Legislation that allowed local governments to direct excess property tax dollars from tax-increment financing districts into other private developments was supposed to kick-start construction hiring in Minnesota, but an examination published Wednesday found evidence of job creation was spotty at best, even as many companies cashed in on the new law. Read more

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 The city of Snoqualmie is asking voters to approve a public safety operations, street and park maintenance levy in November, saying levels of service could face cuts if not approved. Read more

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 Residents of the Willits Unified School District will see an unexpected quadruple increase in tax payments for the Willits school bond in their 2012/13 tax bills and that's not the end of the unpleasant surprises. Read more

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 At its meeting Tuesday night, the Oswego City School District Board of Education adopted a resolution approving the stipulation of settlement and order settling all of the pending tax certiorari proceedings with Oswego Harbor, LLC, for tax years 2006-2007 through 3022-2012. Read more

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 Property tax collections that pay for schools, cities and fire districts dropped for the second year in a row, reflecting the continuing decline in real estate values. Read more

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Tax Appeal Denied

25 Oct 2012

 An Indian Point Road landowner lost his bid this month to shave $236 from his property tax bill. Read more

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 Life is much simpler for an ethically challenged public official if he ignores ethics rules. A shining example of that is Joe Berrios, the Cook County assessor and county Democratic Party chairman. Read more

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 Ramin Salari, one of the central figures in a massive criminal probe inside the Los Angeles County Assessor Office posted a $1.16 million bond on Tuesday and was released from a men’s jail facility. Read more

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 A month ago, the race to succeed Sylvia Romo as Bexar County Tax Assessor-Collector appeared more like a casual stroll to political observers. Read more

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 Two businesses plan to relocate to Fairfield from neighboring communities, bringing with them 82 jobs and the promise of additional jobs in the next few years. Read more

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 Hammond city officials hope the corporate parent of ASF-Keystone can avoid layoffs that the company warned may be necessary as a result of a downturn in business. Read more

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Recent News

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 8:27am

Guess a senior has no constitutional rights in Cook County. When we tried to get a small reduction in our property taxes to pay some necessary medical bills at the Cook County assessor's office, we discovered they will not allow an appeal for a senior citizen, since they already provide a decent reduction for us. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 8:28am

Provides a 10 percent rollback over two years on commercial and industrial property taxes; 100 percent backfill to local governments for loss of revenue on the rollback; creates a property tax credit that will reach $125 million by fiscal 2015 for commercial and industrial properties; limits assessment growth to 3 percent on agriculture and residential properties; and extends the Property Assessment Appeals Board. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 8:31am

In Minnesota, we’d bet that property taxes rank second only to the weather in the volume and vehemence of complaints they generate. There’s no sign of tiring of the topic, either. Several Minneapolis mayoral candidates tell us they’ve been surprised by how often they hear from voters that property taxes are painfully high, and must not go higher. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 8:33am

The two-year state budget that started in July eliminates a 12.5-percent rollback on property taxes and cuts the number of people eligible for the Homestead credit. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 8:41am

The pressure on property owners in Greece is set to grow further as those who can pay their taxes will face an even higher tax bill next year while those who are unable to pay off their mortgages are facing a growing risk of having their homes repossessed by banks as of 2014. Almost 6 million property owners, including those with farms and plots of barren land, will be asked to pay a total of 4.15 billion euros next year, as daily Kathimerini reports quoting the plans of the International Monetary Fund’s technical experts. Read More