Hillsborough County missed more than $130 million in revenue by regularly decreasing its property tax rate over the last 18 years. Read more

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 The defunct Jones Brewing Co. in Smithton apparently has a new suitor, but Westmoreland County officials are staying mum on the buyer’s identity. Read more

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 For most of the last four decades, Minnesota political candidates -- mostly DFLers -- have argued that the state’s property taxes are out of control and have pledged to rein them in if elected. Read more

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 One issue that won't go away in Illinois' 12th congressional race: taxes. Read more

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 Senate President Pro Tem Brent Hill predicted Thursday that the 2013 Legislature will repeal the tax long targeted by business groups. Read more

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 As of Thursday, Albany County owed the second-largest delinquent 2013 tax bill in the Albany City School District — a $251,000 debt, plus mounting interest, that may or may not ever be paid. Read more

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Appraisals Faulted

22 Oct 2012

 A reflection of the grossly unfair distribution of the city’s tax burden under Mayor Wilda Diaz is evidenced by a rash of complaints filed by citizens disputing the municipal assessor’s appraisal of their property values, which have a direct correlation to tax bills. Read more

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 A meeting between candidates running for Putnam County assessor got lively Thursday when accusations of favoritism after the 2008 election were mentioned. Read more

 Rick Kenny, a north Fulton appointee to the Fulton County Board of Assessors, has resigned, citing his move to Hall County. He was nominated six years ago by former Commissioner Lynne Riley, and the commission will name a replacement to finish his term ending June 30, 2013. Read more

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 The Howell Township Board unanimously approved a tax break for a large manufacturing employer at a special meeting Thursday night. Magna International began rebuilding the local plant following a massive fire in 2010 but then went on to expand it by close to 150,000-square-feet for new and future business. Read more

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 Gainesville City Council approved a tax abatement between the city and a local energy company during Tuesday's regular meeting. Read more

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 Accused of selling his office, Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez pleaded not guilty Thursday to 24 felony charges, including accepting $185,000 in bribes to lower some of his campaign contributors' property taxes. Read more

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 An elected official in the Town of Alden hasn’t paid his property taxes in more than five years and is in peril of losing his home to foreclosure. Read more

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 L.A.’s top budget official on Wednesday recommended two tax measures for the March municipal election ballot, saying both are needed to avert cuts to police and fire services. Read more

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 The city wants to recoup back taxes totalling more than $3 million -- some amounts 20 years old -- by farming out the collections to private firms and investors. Read more

 Rep. Nick J. Rahall says he pays the correct amount of property taxes for his residence in Raleigh County and is still checking on whether he receives an unwarranted tax deduction for Washington, D.C., homeowners who claim their property as their primary residence. Read more

 Forty schools that would benefit from a $669 million property tax increase already have received $490 million in investments since 1994, according to a conservative think tank that questions the necessity of a ballot initiative the Clark County School District is pitching to voters. Read more

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 Meaningful property tax growth for local governments in California will require not only stabilization in home prices, but also improvements in new and existing home sales, according to a new Fitch Ratings report. Read more

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 Pennsylvania's legislature has approved a bill that would help Philadelphia use current market values for calculating property taxes. The ball is now back in City Council's court. Read more

 Voters will be asked next month whether special tax exemptions should be created for certain manufacturing businesses, the spouses of deceased veterans and the city of New Iberia. Read more

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Recent News

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 7:38am

The recent conversion of Renaissance Plaza into Feed Mill Station added $1,685,000 to the value of the property, the borough tax assessor has determined. Read More

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 7:40am

Holmes County Auditor Jackie McKee is warning property owners to beware of companies offering to assist with valuation appeals. Multiple companies have mailed letters to residents saying they could be overpaying their taxes because "the County" value of their property might be in error. Read More

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 7:42am

Salisbury Township commissioners last week unanimously voted in favor of a $12.399 million budget that carries a 13 percent property tax hike. Read More
 

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 7:46am

The three Democratic candidates competing for Sarah Eckhardt's vacated seat as the Precinct 2 representative on the Travis County Commissioners Court have nuanced takes on many of the important issues facing Travis County – law enforcement and judicial issues, water and environmental policy, wildfire risk abatement, and administrative efficiency. Read More

Friday, December 27, 2013 - 7:48am

The Milam Appraisal District board of directors voted unanimously late Monday afternoon to name Dyann White as the district’s second chief appraiser in almost 30 years. Read More