State lawmakers have a serious trust issue to contend with as they work on the repeal of Michigan's personal property tax during the Legislature's upcoming lame-duck session, according to a survey released today. Read more

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 A former Monongalia County official is facing ethics charges that he used his public office for private gain. Read more

  The full 80-page 2011 Revaluation Review Report will be presented to Mecklenburg County Commissioners on Tuesday. Read more

 Following a fire that destroyed its Wichita facility in the spring, Viking Corporation has found a new home in Rose Hill. Read more

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 Last week, we told you that the results of Pearson Appraisal Service's audit of Mecklenburg County's 2011 revaluation were on the way. Read more

 Recommendations that could touch the lives of every Kentucky taxpayer — from changing the state income and sales tax rates to increasing the cigarette tax — may be finalized Monday when Gov. Steve Beshear’s tax reform commission gathers for what members say is likely to be its most important meeting. Read more

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 When Nagpur Municipal Corporation(NMC) proposed capital value-based property tax system, it promised that the burden on residential tax payers will not be more than twice the existing tax, and thrice the present tax for commercial taxpayers.  Read more

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 The sharp defeat of a measure to exempt more business equipment from property taxes has backers working on how and when to try again. Read more

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 The Santa Fe County Assessor’s Office figures there’s more than $20 billion worth of taxable property in the county this year — up nearly 1 percent from 2011. Read more

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 A published report says 13 members of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios' family work for the county or other government agencies. Read more

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 Allegheny County officials on Friday proposed rolling back the property tax millage rate by nearly 17 percent to offset an expected rise in property values. Read more

 A legal showdown over an $8.48 million property assessment dispute between United Health Services Hospitals Inc. and the Town of Vestal has been delayed another month. Read more

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 A legislative aide said Friday that assessed values of cropland that are the basis for taxes payable in 2013 have climbed by a total of 25 percent in 27 South Dakota counties. Read more

 Of the $333 million levied in property taxes in Kalamazoo County this year, $29 million -- or 9 percent -- is from the personal property tax. Read more

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 Manteca’s housing market has regained almost 46 percent of the value it lost since a record high median value of $413,000 for resale homes closing escrow was reached in 2006. Read more

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 A pharmaceutical company will get a $180,000 property tax refund under a settlement approved this week by the East Greenbush Town Board. Read more

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 Former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus has agreed to pay the county $300,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against him and four other former Assessor's Office employees in May 2009 amid a corruption scandal involving the defendants. Read more

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 For Joe Berrios, the Cook County assessor who is also the county Democratic Party chairman, government is the family business. Read more

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 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

 A Muskegon Heights-based graphics and marketing company is consolidating its far-flung operations into a former electrical contracting company facility in the city of Muskegon. Read more

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Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:39am

 Citrus County Property Appraiser Geoffrey Greene was found dead from an apparent suicide at his home Sunday afternoon, deputies said. Read More

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:40am

 Gov. Pence is right when he says “The time has come to phase out the business personal property tax” to “spur new investment and growth.” Read More 

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:41am

 It’s a simple relationship. Local governments and school districts rely on taxes to provide services. Read More

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:42am

  Davenport officials are considering a program that would let residents funnel a property tax rebate into a college savings plan. Read More

Monday, January 6, 2014 - 8:43am

 Portland officials are considering the creation of a locally funded program that could provide property tax relief to low-income and elderly residents. Read More