After weeks of the discussion, the Spokane Valley City Council voted Tuesday to kill a proposed 1 percent property tax increase for 2013. The decision will save residential taxpayers about 76 cents per year. Read more

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 The board of directors of the Freestone Central Appraisal District authorized Chief Appraiser Bud Black to terminate its contract for appraisal services with Wardlaw Appraisal for 2013, after discovering multiple errors in the certified appraisal records delivered to the district for 2012. Read more

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 Lawsuits filed by Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. against the Camp Central Appraisal District have been settled, and all four taxing entities in the Camp County area will have to pay back the settlement amount. Read more

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 The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently held that dual representation pursuant to a California statute that allows individual representatives from the county counsel’s office to represent the assessor and the county board of equalization, as long as the same individual is not representing both the assessor and the board, did not violate a taxpayer’s due process rights. Read more

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 Standish residents opening their tax bills this week should be prepared for a jolt, as the property tax rate is jumping 9.5 percent this year. Read more

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 The City of Cleveland Heights has revived a plan to build a mixed-use building at the intersection of Meadowbrook and Lee roads in the Cedar-Lee District, and this time, the shovels actually may hit dirt. Read more

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 Health care company HCA is relocating the headquarters of two of its business units to midtown Nashville in a move that could bring as many as 2,000 jobs to one of the largest commercial office developments in the city's history. Read more

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 Saying that they want to help the state preserve the remainder of the old Rocky Point amusement park, Warwick City Council members Wednesday night unanimously agreed to forgive almost $2.3 million in unpaid property taxes. Read more

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 Benteler Automotive is planning to expand its automotive and military defense production facilities at its plant on Grand Rapids' Southwest Side. Read more

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 Lehigh County Commissionerstonight spiked a proposed expansion of a special tax zone to include the vacant Allentown Metal Works site. Read more

 The city of Solon has entered into an agreement with Nestle through the enterprise zone program that will provide the company with six years of tax abatement for the construction of its research and development center. Read more

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 A new lease for a local maker of exercise equipment has led to an extension of its tax abatement received last month. Read more

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 Another morning meeting of the Floresville City Council has ended with a reduction in the city’s tax rate. The 2-1 vote marks the end of Floresville’s 32.27-cent tax rate, which was first adopted in 1999. Read more

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 Ending a two-year property-tax exemption on new homes isn't as simple as letting the exemption expire at the end of the year, Minot council members discovered Tuesday. Read more

 Hawkins County commissioners said no Monday to a proposed property tax break of nearly $25,000 for the owner of a former Rogersville factory, defying the advice of the county’s delinquent tax attorney. Read more

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 The City Council here passed a tax rate that is about 5 cents lower than what was originally advertised. Read more

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  Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci on Tuesday called for a 65 percent increase in residential property taxes but no layoffs or service cuts as part of a $118.9 million proposed operating budget for 2013. Read more

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 Once the huge property tax bills started coming, telephones started ringing. It did not take long for the 50 or so people who live on this largely undeveloped barrier island to realize that life was about to get worse. Read more

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 Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services business.  Read more

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 Park Ridge may take the unprecedented step of fighting two property tax appeals that could cost the city almost $40,000. Read more

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Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:31pm

The Chicago Public School board wants higher taxes to balance its budget problems. Read More
 

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:32pm

Xerox gets a tax break if it expands here, but some say that is not necessarily a good deal for taxpayers. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:33pm

Two nonprofit arts organizations are headed to court, challenging the town’s decision that their properties should not be given tax exemptions. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:37pm

Randolph County Council in a special session meeting Wednesday approved a preliminary economic revitalization agreement paving the way for a possible tax abatement for EDP Renewables' proposed Headwaters Wind Farm in the south central portion of the county. Read More

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 1:37pm

Greece might have to keep the unpopular emergency tax on property next year and will have to sell a stake in Eurobank, one of its four so-called systemic lenders, to a foreign investor, according to the finalized version of Greece’s memorandum of understanding with its lenders. Read More