Not since 1982 have Cape Girardeau County residents paid a property tax to support the operations of county government.  Read more

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 Baxter County’s constitutional offices — most all of them up for grabs in the Nov. 6 General Election — could be as much about above-average salaries as they are about public service. Read more

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 For the fourth year, Bartow County Commissioner Clarence Brown renewed a contract with Traylor Business Services to conduct personal property tax audits on local businesses during his scheduled meeting Sept. 12.  Read more

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 The personnel director for Thurston County has filed an illegal campaigning complaint against county Assessor Steven Drew, alleging that the Democrat solicited donations for commissioner Sandra Romero’s re-election from four top managers during a meeting in county offices on Feb. 9. Read more

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 A complaint has been filed with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleging that Kanawha County Assessor candidate Sallie Robinson is using her office to run her political campaign. Read more

 Lewis Towers holds two government posts: mayor of Sauk Village, and manager of the Markham branch of the Cook County assessor’s office. Read more

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 An automotive plastics factory south of Rogers City is seeking a tax abatement from Pulawski Township for new equipment to make a new product line. Read more

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 On Wednesday, the Warren County Fiscal Court approved a property tax decrease, partially due to the still-weakened economy, but There's a catch. It still leaves the county with an $800,000 budget deficit... which may have to be accounted for by cutting county jobs. Read more

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 A potential reduction in the valuation of the Cherry Valley Lodge property sought by its former and current owners could inflict another major financial hit on the Granville School District, district treasurer Mike Sobul said Thursday night. Read more

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 It is not something Taylorsville residents want to hear, but taxes will likely go up next year whether the city becomes part of the Salt Lake Fire Service Area District or not, according to the city. Read more

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 The city's property tax rate won't be going up as much as first expected. Read more

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 New York is the country’s leader in many things. It is the largest city by population, and has more office space, more hotel rooms and more dwelling units than any other U.S. city. Read more

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 Canal commissioners increased the property tax rate by 2 cents Wednesday night although homeowners may still see a drop in their tax bills. Read more

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 The Town Council has passed a $1.67 million budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year and set the property tax rate at $8.21 per $1,000 of property tax value. Read more

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 The Von Ormy City Council approved unanimously a proposal to reduce property tax rates 10 percent at its Council meeting this week. Read more

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 Mayor Tom Henry unveiled his proposed 2013 budget Thursday, a $140 million spending plan that calls for a 5.7 percent increase in property taxes. Read more

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 (Reuters) - China will expand its pilot property tax reform beyond Shanghai and Chongqing in an effort to cool rising housing prices, an official from the State Administration of Taxation said in comments published on Friday. Read more

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GAMING THE SYSTEM?

24 Sep 2012

 Perk place? Sneed is told Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is urging all Cook County agencies to conduct an audit for illegal tax exemption use by their employees. Read more

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 Craig McCullen bought his downtown art studio in 1999 for about $40,000 after renting the building for 10 years. Since buying that building, which is home to his Whoojoo Glass Gallery in the 500 block of Jefferson Street, he's paid property taxes based on the fair-market value of about that price. Read more

 State District Judge Matt Johnson ruled Friday that former McLennan County Tax Assessor-Collector A.F. “Buddy Skeen” can remain free on $50,000 bond while his attorneys appeal his sentence. Read more

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Recent News

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:56am

The city is losing its third principal assessor in less than two years, with the anticipated departure July 26 of Hans A. Doup. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:57am

 A lawyer who argued successfully to prevent an Indian tribe in Connecticut from blocking collection of local and state property taxes on slot machines at the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere said the ruling Monday by a federal appeals court sets a good precedent for other Indian-run casinos across the country. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:58am

 The Rusk County Appraisal Board on Friday upheld the proposed tax valuation of Tatum’s Martin Lake Steam Electric Station. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 7:59am

Felix Salmon rightly notes that it's perverse that well-heeled universities receive huge implicit tax subsidies often for activities with little relationship to education while public institutions end up starved of direct appropriations. In New York City, for example, the tax benefit that Cooper Union gets from owning the land beneath the Chrysler building works out to $18,200 per enrolled student which is far more than is spent on City University of New York. Read More

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 8:00am

Miami-Dade County government may be about to undergo another round of austerity after county commissioners approved by a vote of 8-4 a budget for the new year which does not include an increase in property taxes. Read More