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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 Hazleton residents could face an even larger increase in property taxes next year than a budget proposal initially indicated, Hazleton Mayor Joseph Yannuzzi said Thursday. 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

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 Several leading Southern Nevada politicians said Friday that taxes must be increased, or they cannot provide necessary services in their county or city. Read more

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 Abound Solar's unpaid property taxes have left library, fire and recreation district officials in Weld County anxious about their budgets. Read more

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 Arguments in the lawsuit between the city and its local YMCA have been heard, but Oneida County Supreme Court Judge Norman Seigel has requested more information. Read more

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 An influential state legislator is the latest Chicago-area political figure caught improperly accepting more property tax breaks than the law allows. Read more

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 A jury on Thursday determined that the McLennan County Appraisal District breached its contract with a former landlord when it abruptly moved out of its old offices downtown. Read more

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 The Alaska Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in an appeal from the state over an Alaska taxation policy that treats same-sex couples differently from straight couples. Read more

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 The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings. Read more

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 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

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 Residents of the Town of Riga will, once again, pay no property taxes under next year's budget. Read more

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 The city would pay the Verizoncommunications company nearly $130,000 to settle a tax dispute under an agreement the City Council plans to discuss in a special meeting Tuesday. Read more

 Dave Oliver never knows what’s going to happen when he approaches a piece of private property in Chelan County. Read more

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 A second night of angry residents packing a public meeting room, as call for fixes to the 2011 property tax revaluation continue. Read more 

 Jailed Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez was denied bail on Wednesday because the judge said he remains a flight risk with a lot to lose. Read more

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 Noguez, arrested in a bribery case, approved tax breaks for downtown L.A. business owners who donated to his Huntington Park City Council account. Read more

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 Dominic ChavezMichael 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

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 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

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 State Sen. Beau McCoy has announced a tax plan he plans on pushing in the Nebraska Legislature this year. Read More

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 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