The city of Pontiac has approved a tax abatement for General Motors Co. to expand its global Powertrain engineering headquarters in Pontiac, which the city says would create 300 jobs. Read more

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 This mountain town with origins as a prospectors' camp is a bit short on its namesake riches these days. Read more

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 Italy's Council of State rejected a decree on Monday aimed at ending an historic tax exemption for the Catholic Church, reigniting a heated debate which is being closely followed by EU watchdogs. Read more

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 For the fourth consecutive year, the tax rate for St. Charles County government's general fund remains unchanged. Read more

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 Houston-area schools want to borrow $1.9 billion to modernize most of the high schools, while Seattle says it needs $290 million to upgrade a seawall protecting the downtown waterfront so it can withstand an earthquake. Read more

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 CARD Watch organizer Mark Achenbach and a group of about three dozen citizens have collected more than 2,000 signatures to petition the Collinsville Area Recreation District to reduce the district's property tax rate. Read more

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 Property owners enrolled in Adams County’s Clean and Green program could soon see higher property taxes as Adams County approved new assessed-use values for the agricultural and forest land enrolled in the tax-break program. Read more

 Cummins Southern Plains will build its new facility in Mountan Creek Business Park. Read more

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 Since its inception in 1993, Texas' Chapter 41 school finance system has drawn the ire of property-wealthy districts. Read more

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 Property owners in Port Aransas could see some significant increases in their property taxes next year. As we reported yesterday, the Nueces County Appraisal District says that property in some areas like Port Aransas haven't been appraised as accurately as they should have been in recent years.  Read more

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 Roughly 46 percent of the real estate abatement applications filed for last fiscal year ended up being approved by city assessors. Read more

 A flood of top-end properties are hitting the market as businesspeople seek to leave France before stiff tax hikes hit, real estate agents and financial advisers say. Read more

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 He told the BBC's Andrew Marr show new measures would be unveiled before the next election. Read more

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 Except for the land it sits on, one of most valuable homes in Shawnee County has been deemed worthless. Read more

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  Bay County is known more as a tourist destination than an agricultural county, but the majority of the dry land inside the county lines is devoted to agriculture. Read more

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 Newly-elected Blount County Property Assessor Tim Helton is seeking to restore $255,866 in budget cuts made by his predecessor. Read more

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 When New Hampshire voters ponder their ballots in November, most will give little thought to a yes-or-no question at the end, even though this proposed amendment to the state constitution, banning income tax, is as significant as any race. Read more

 The state Department of Revenue says Monroe County Property Appraiser Karl Borglum's decision to seek back property taxes on U.S. Navy housing in Key West isn't allowed. Read more

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An average homeowner would pay $25 less in property taxes for school services under the proposed 2012-13budget for the Appleton Area School District. Read more

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 County commissioners in northeast North Dakota were cutting property tax rates for 2013 this week, even as they’re giving raises to their employees. Read more

Recent News

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:43am

Starting in just a few weeks, Huntington National Bank no longer will accept property-tax or utility payments at its branches. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:45am

If raising taxes were a race, the Hancock County Supervisors would have lapped the field. If raising taxes were a sporting event, the mercy scoring rule would be invoked. Increasing the Rural Basic amount 27 percent last year and 30 percent this year, for a cumulative 66 percent over two years, blows Iowa’s 98 other counties out of the water. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:46am

Three New Orleans property owners are suing the city and its finance department over claims that the city charged them an unconstitutional property tax. Read More

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:50am

A recently-resigned Needham tax assessor pleaded guilty to evading taxes on nearly half a million dollars he stole from an elderly woman as well as evading taxes on income he earned from the town, said a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Read More
 

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 5:52am

If state legislators follow with votes the cause to which they have signed their support, property tax reform might have a chance of passage in Pennsylvania. Read More