The final piece of a complicated deal to offer tax abatements to the developer of a senior living center in Upper Allen Township in exchange for its cooperation in improving stormwater problems in the township and neighboring Mechanicsburg has been completed. Read more

 Land owned by private clubs located in the Town of Fairfield has been designated as open space, thereby affording each club a generous reduction to their tax assessments. Read more

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 Attorneys for the Parker County Appraisal District and the cities of Aledo and Willow Park are asking the Supreme Court of Texas to review a recent ruling by the Texas 2nd Court of Appeals on a local property tax issue. Read more

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 The Taylor County Central Appraisal District incorporated a new logo into its office recently, but not for the same marketing purposes that, say, McDonald's advertises on billboards along the highway to lure in hungry drivers. Read more

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 As municipal officials begin developing a budget for fiscal year 2013-14, not only are they facing increases in employee retirement, health care and workers’ compensation costs, they also may have to deal with reductions in revenue as a result of a lawsuit filed by FairPoint Communications last month. Read more

 For fiscal 2013, about 36 percent of the town's total property value will be exempt from taxes. Read more

 Chevron has filed a court challenge to a Contra Costa County property tax appeals board decision last spring that found the Richmond refinery was under-assessed by as much as $27 million. Read more

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 A recent West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals decision has added a bit of clarity to laws regarding a tax exemption many warehousing businesses use in the state. Read more

 The city’s budget is more than $50,000 in the hole just three months into fiscal 2013 because of property tax appeals, and Rutherford County was forced to rebate $1.58 million in fiscal 2012, according to government figures provided to The Daily News Journal. Read more

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 The assessed value of public utility properties in West Virginia is at a record $8.9 billion, pending appeals. Read more

    One location at The Legends Outlets at Village West in Kansas City, Kan., is set to get a property tax break. Read more

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 The Fairfax County Planning Commission on Tuesday defended its plan to levy new taxes on residents and developers to pay for the massive, $3.1 billion redevelopment of Tysons Corner while seeking only "modest" funding from the state. Read more

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 Amendments exempting single house owners from the property tax will be overlooked in the tax legislation that will be implemented starting 2013, say head of Egypt's tax authority. Read more

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 The Comptroller’s office will offer a free webinar on open-space land on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012. The webinar will provide an overview of the legal requirements for appraising open-space land. Productivity values from open-space land, such as agriculture and timberland, are determined by the appraisal process. Read more

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 Various factors have caused the tax rate in the Gilbert Public Schools district to jump 40 percent this year, the highest increase in at least 30 years. Read more

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 Among the issues on November's ballot for Kansans is a proposed constitutional amendment to tax watercraft differently from other types of property. Read more

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 This week, we asked the insiders about money — sales taxes, property taxes, casinos, and tax reform. Read more

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 Cumberland County might need a 22.5 percent property tax increase to get through 2013, county commissioners were told Monday during a budget presentation given by Chief Clerk Dennis Marion and Finance Director Dana Best. Read more

 Minnesota lakeshore residents are changing tactics in the fight against aquatic invasive species - they're taxing themselves. Read more

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 Volunteer firefighters and other first-responders could be rewarded with special tax breaks under bill approved by the state House of Representatives. Read more

Recent News

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 7:46am

With little public opposition, the Sarasota County School Board voted Tuesday to raise the property tax rates in order to help pay for teacher raises. Read More

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:14am

Shelby County Commissioners approved a $4.38 county property tax rate Monday, July 22, ending a budget season that spilled into the first 22 days of the new fiscal year. Read More

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:16am

 Conyers City Council unanimously approved today a property tax hike by 2.37 mils, or more than 20 percent over the rollback rate, to fund the city's $13.35 million fiscal year 2014 budget. Read More

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:17am

At a reception at the United Way near downtown, people are picking up white envelopes. They’re filled with petitions and talking points. Read More

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 7:18am

The Italian government is close to scrapping an unpopular property tax but is divided over when, Regional Relations Minister Graziano Del Rio was quoted as saying by daily La Stampa on Monday. Read More