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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 A Tennessee-based company has selected Portage, Mich. for a $26.5 million investment. Read more

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 DeWys Manufacturing Inc, a West-Michigan based metal solutions company, was recently awarded a 12-year tax abatement from the state of Michigan Tax Commission and Wright Township. Read more

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  A local tool and die company will create four new jobs with a $1.2 million abatement. Read more

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 Economic-development referendums in five Central Florida cities could best be described as "keeping-up-with-the-Joneses" measures. Read more

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 Nueces County Commissioners Court approved a tax abatement to M&G Resin USA, which has plans to build a $751 million plant on the north side of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. Read more

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 Flint Rock Road isn’t granddaddy’s stagecoach route anymore. Read more

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 Three people are suing the City of Austin and three other local taxing entities over generous tax breaks offered to the owners of historic homes and buildings. Read more

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 Your votes will determine whether it sinks or swims, a yes vote on a statewide ballot issue would allow legislators to change the Kansas constitution, and how watercraft are taxed statewide. Read more

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 Military veterans who are permanently and totally disabled because of service-related injuries have only a short time left to apply for a new South Dakota program that grants them a partial exemption on their property taxes. Read more

 An amendment to Italy’s tax code that would require the Catholic Church to pay taxes on all its properties has hit a speed bump, after it was overturned October 10th by the Council of State, Italy’s highest-ranking court for administrative litigation. Read more

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 Mayor Vaughn D. Spencer’s administration said Monday that the city’s 2013 budget might need not only increases in the earned-income and commuter taxes but also a higher property tax hike: 20 percent instead of 15. Read more

 New Yorkers can claim a title they’d rather not have: the most taxed in the nation. Read more

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 Jackson County supervisors voted 3-0 Monday to uphold Tax Assessor Benny Goff's valuation of a plot of land the Pascagoula School District called into question at the Chevron refinery. Read more

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Recent News

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:13am

The city of Bayonne is launching the Shop Bayonne Property Tax Reward Program later this month as part of an effort to encourage Bayonne residents to shop locally.  Read More

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:15am

If the Wrigley Field renovation is completed as planned, the Ricketts family stands to get a substantial property tax break available to land owners who rehabilitate historic structures. Read More

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:16am

Thurston County assessor Steven Drew admitted violating state campaign law Thursday and was given a $300 suspended fine by the Public Disclosure Commission. Read More

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:17am

The company that owns the Anderson Speedway in central Indiana is fighting county officials over its bill for more than $125,000 in overdue property taxes. Read More

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 6:19am

Governor Martin O'Malley's "O' Say Can You See" Political Action Committee is raking in the dough. Some Baltimore lawmakers are calling for the state to compensate the city for errors in the historic-property tax credit program. A group of Ocean City residents is taking the town’s new parking meters to the ballot box. Plus: a legal action over Baltimore sewage overflows, summer heat-related deaths, Baltimore public pools to stay open an extra three weeks, Cohen runs for second term as Annapolis mayor, and more. Read More