With Verizon successfully appealing a pole tax charged by the town, selectmen approved tax abatement and interest payments in the amounts of $51,928 and $14,886, respectively, from the overlay reserve and the town’s reserve fund. Read more
The chairman of the City Council’s taxation committee said he wants an explanation from Baltimore’s Finance Department on what it’s doing to recoup more than $1.5 million in property tax revenue that the city failed to collect because of chronic errors in how a tax break was computed. Read more
Advocates for a South Nashville megachurch argued in the Tennessee Court of Appeals this morning that a gym, bookstore and cafe on its property “fit the spiritual needs of the congregation” and thus should not be subject to property taxes. Read more
Dominic Chavez, Michael Levy, and Ed Wendler Jr. are not about to surrender. Their lawsuit against the city (and now Travis County and the Austin Independent School District) over the historic landmark tax abatement program is back – and apparently this time, they're not backing down. Read more
A case set to come before the highest court in Massachusetts on Monday could determine whether financially strapped cities and towns can assess property taxes on land owned and preserved by nonprofits such as the Nature Conservancy and the Audubon Society, The Boston Globe reports. Read More
In the third successful large tax challenge in two years, Enterprise Farm North will be refunded nearly $50,000 by the Rhinebeck School District after the company’s property tax assessment by the Town of Rhinebeck was found to be too high. Read More
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