A 10-year property tax millage that accounts for about 11 percent of the Lafayette Parish school system's general fund budget is up for renewal on Nov. 6. Read more

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 Mayor Nutter, Council President Darrell L. Clarke, and School Reform Commission Chairman Pedro Ramos have united in pursuit of an aggressive legislative agenda in Harrisburg, seeking new powers for the city to assess, collect, and provide relief from property taxes. Read more

 Henderson County Appraisal District Chief Appraiser Bill Jackson told the Athens Kiwanis of new technology that will give his department access to overhead pictures of all of the properties in the county, and measure the size of structures. Read more

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 Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez accepted $185,000 in bribes and cost taxpayers $1.16 million, according to charges filed Wednesday as part of a yearlong political corruption probe into the office that determines property taxes on more than 2 million homes and businesses. Read more

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 The Common Council gave green lights Tuesday night to a tax-abatement proposal for the redevelopment of the former Bresee’s store site and to a plan that adjusts ward lines in the city. Read more

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 Ahold USA, the Cumberland County-based parent of Giant Food Stores, has withdrawn its request for tax abatements from Lower Allen Township, the county and West Shore School District on a meat-packaging facility it is building, according to the township. Read more

 A group wants to put a hotel in between the Tri-City Plaza and the Free Spirit Cafe. Read more

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 A Canadian producer of pipeline systems is asking the city for a maximum $2.2 million, 12-year property tax abatement, with plans to open a plant in southeast Fort Worth that would employ as many as 350 people. Read more

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 Fulton County has hired a private firm to hunt down undeserved homestead exemptions on county properties. Atlanta-based ACS Enterprise Solutions will search data from other counties looking for taxpayers with more than one exemption, Chief Appraiser David Fitzgibbon said. Read more

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 Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, his chief appraiser and an Arizona tax consultant were arrested as part of a public corruption probe, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley said. Read more

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 A Salt Lake County employee who sent a racist email to the owners of a gourmet salsa business has apologized to the shaken owners, but he will not be losing his job over the incident, ABC 4 News reports. Read more

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  The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (DRA) has asked the town to begin levying property taxes on trailers in campgrounds in accordance with a state statute (RSA 72.7) that reads "buildings, mills, wharves, ferries, toll bridges, locks and canals and aqueducts owned by private parties . . . are taxable as real estate.. Read more

 Approximately 7,000 people in Newton County have received the incorrect tax statement from the county's tax assessor office. Read more

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Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation are asking questions involving former Putnam County Property Assessor Rhonda Chaffin. Read more

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 Property owners can expect another year of decreased home values and higher tax rates, according to City Assessor Tom Caputi. Read more

 Cedar County Assessor Dan Lett and his staff are trying to figure out how many properties have been listed with incorrect values in the county’s computer system. Read more

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 The West Virginia Ethics Commission announced two sanctions Oct. 4 for two public officials. Read more

 Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios is thumbing his nose at a subpoena issued by the county’s Inspector General seeking documents about an employee who allegedly received an illegal property tax break. Read more

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  The owners of the Palladium have been successful in getting some relief from the 229 percent increase in the assessed valuation of the downtown entertainment venue. Read more

 A Buffalo developer will get the 10-year tax abatement package it says it needs to proceed with the second phase of Creek Wood Apartments. Read more

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Recent News

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 7:01am

 The El Paso Central Appraisal District has slashed the taxable valuation of Downtown’s most valuable property, the DoubleTree Hotel, from $20.2 million to $10 million, to settle a four-year legal dispute. Read More

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 7:02am

In the last two sessions, state Sen. Robert Duncan has filed bills aimed at replacing local property taxes — which largely fund the public school system — with a statewide tax. Read More

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:35am

The Greek coalition government's majority in parliament shrank to just three seats on Saturday after a lawmaker rebelled over a controversial new law to extend property taxes to farmland. Read More

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 6:34am

Greek lawmakers have passed a law on property tax, as demanded by the country’s creditors, but the ruling coalition of conservatives and socialists has lost another member when a former conservative minister voted against it and was immediately expelled from the party. Read More

Friday, December 20, 2013 - 7:30am
Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that it has acquired Burke & Associates, LLC. Read More